Artist studio tours present a neat way of seeing art and meeting local artists who create it. Via self-guided driving tours, you get a chance to visit the artists’ private working studios and see where their art is created. While there, you can also buy their art. The folks of the Caddo River Art Guild host a popular annual studio tour in the state: The Round About Artist Studio Tour October 18-20.
The tour showcases various local artists at different locations around the Caddo River Valley/Arkadelphia area. Each artist specializes in different mediums, including painting, wood carving, jewelry, pottery, etc. I did the tour last year and for me, a highlight was getting a chance to meet the interesting people that make up this local art guild. Each artist I met was very open to talking about their work and traveling the scenic highways and byways on a beautiful fall day was an enjoyable way to experience the work of these regional artists.
Guidebooks with directions to the various studios can be found at the Arkadelphia Arts Center at 625 Main. The tour is sponsored by the Caddo River Art Guild and is part of the Arkansas Artist Studio Tours. For more details visit here.