It’s An Art Trail Weekend!

FIRST OCTOBER WEEKEND BRINGS NEW ARTISTS AND DEMOS TO FREE, SELF-GUIDED NAPLES OPEN STUDIO TRAIL

Naples Open Studio Trail, a group of dynamic, innovative artists that invite the public into their studios every October, present their wares during the free, self-guided Naples Open Studio Trail, October 7-8, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This is the sixteenth year of this exciting event, which brings art lovers from all over the region to the Naples area and its environs.

This year, artists surround Canandaigua Lake: ten studios host 17 artists that work in oils, ceramics, metal, wood, yarn, pastels, clay, and paper, and create paintings, sculpture, wearables, furniture, jewelry, housewares, etc. Captivating demonstrations are presented throughout the two-day event. These artists typically sell their wares in galleries and craft fairs; during NOST, purchases and commissions can be made directly with the artist.

Three new artists and five new guest artists also bring never-before-seen work to the Trail. Trail riders enjoy spectacular scenery, changing fall colors, winding back roads, and pastoral scenes while driving from studio to studio.

Each of these artists will show their work in one of the Trail Artist’s studios, galleries, or homes.

NEW ARTISTS

  • David Gould: woodturnings
  • Joan Mitchell: alpaca wearable art
  • Judith Reifsnyder: painting

NEW GUEST ARTISTS

  • Anne Fischer: nuno felt wearables
  • Michael Hunter: papers and plants
  • Patricia Kramer: polymer clay jewelry
  • Nancy Napurski: needlework scarves
  • Barb Rathbun: photography

RETURNING ARTISTS

  • Albie Alliet: paintings
  • Folk Art Guild: pottery and woodshop
  • Scott Grove: furniture, sculpture
  • Stephanie Marshall: pottery
  • Robin McCondichie: pastels
  • Linda Starkweather: paintings and jewelry
  • Mark Stash: paintings

About The Naples Open Studio Trail

The Naples Open Studio Trail (NOST) is a group of dynamic, innovative artists that invite the public into their studios to share their craft, demonstrate how they work, and create a better understanding of the arts. They work in oils, ceramics, metal, wood, yarn, and pastels, and create paintings, sculpture, wearables, furniture, sculpture, jewelry, housewares, etc. These artists typically sell their wares in galleries and craft fairs; during NOST, purchases and commissions can be made directly with the artist. This free event occurs on the first weekend of every October. Visit http://www.naplesopenstudiotrail.com for more information.