If you’ve never been to an Off the Beaten Path Studio Tour, you should try it. It’s not only fun to see the creative spaces of the artists, but it makes any piece of art you buy during your entertaining trek much more meaningful.
The holiday studio tour will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Dec. 11. It is a free, self-guided tour of studios in around Mountain View, Pineville and Fox. You can shop for gifts and learn the stories behind their creations and inspirations.
Thirteen studios are participating in the Off the Beaten Path Holiday Studio Tour -
Steve and Arlone Folkers
David and Becki Dahlstdt
Pat Thompson and Scott Reidy, Heritage Springs Blacksmiths
Tom and Sage Holland
Shawn Hoefer and Jeanette Larson, Common Threads and more fiber arts
Carolyn Cushing, Riverview Studios
The artists stories and pictures of their work, as well a directions and a map to the studios are available on the web site at Offthebeatenpathstudiotour.com. The Arkansas Craft Gallery is located at 104 E. Main if you choose to pick your map up there. Even if you get it online, you should stop in and peruse the craft gallery.