Free Self-Guided Art Tour around Canandaigua Lake coming Oct 7-8

"Autumn Leaving" - watercolor by Nancy Lane

Two new artists, returning favorites, twelve locations on a free self-guided art tour and sale

OCTOBER 7-8, 10 am – 5 pm


Naples Open Studio Trail (NOST), a group of dynamic, innovative artists that invite the public into their studios every October, announced that two new artists, Nancy Lane (painting) and Jessie Marianacci Valone (ceramics), have joined its annual free self-guided art tour. Trial favorites, Peter Blackwood (photography), Lee Ogden (painting), Dolores Seagren (painting), Linda Starkweather (multi-media) and Judy Voss (wearables) have also returned this year.

There will be 21 artists at 12 locations scattered around Canandaigua Lake and centered in Naples, New York. Studios are open October7-8, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Chris Mays’ and Tracy Doerner’s studio will also be open on Monday, October 9, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. A downloadable map is available on its website; people are also welcome to contact them for a mailed brochure.

Trail riders can visit nationally-known artists like Darryl Abraham, whose work is in the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.; and Scott Grove, master craftsman, teacher, author, YouTuber, and inventor; as well as many favorite artists whose work is seen in galleries and museum shows and high-end craft fairs.

Trail riders enjoy spectacular, pastoral scenery, changing fall colors, winding back roads, and creative interaction with artists while driving from studio to studio. Each of these artists will show and sell their work in one of the Trail Artist’s studios, galleries, or homes.



  • Albie Alliet: paintings
  • Leon Applebaum: glass
  • Darryl Abraham: paintings and sculpture
  • Folk Art Guild: woodworks and pottery
  • Scott Grove: furniture and sculpture
  • Nancy Lane: painting
  • Chris Mays and Tracie Doerner: woodworking and painting
  • Lauren Hirsh: photography, wood, and mixed media
  • Thomas MacAllister: wood art
  • Robin McCondichie: pastels
  • Joan Mitchell: alpaca wearable art
  • Jessie Marianacci Valone: ceramics



  • Eli Applebaum (glass) at Leon Applebaum’s studio
  • Peter Blackwood (photography) and Mark Stash (paintings) at Scott Grove’s studio.
  • Geoffrey Gretton (ceramics) at the Folk Art Guild
  • Mike Griffin (ceramics), Joyce Martelli (fiber), Lee Ogden (painting) at Lauren Hirsh’s studio
  • Dolores Seagren (painting, wood) at Chris Mays & Tracie Doerner’s studio




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, acrylics, 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 for more information.

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