Free Finger Lakes Region Event Boasts 20 Artists, 15 Locations, October 2-3, 10 am – 5 pm
Naples Open Studio Trail, a group of dynamic, innovative artists that invite the public into their studios the first weekend of every October, is even bigger and better than ever. This year, the free, self-guided Trail showcases the studios and art of 20 artists in 15 locations, including new artists and returning favorites. The Trail focuses on Naples and surrounds Canandaigua Lake, making it a perfect drive for art as well as leaf-peeping.
New for this year are Chris Mays of Vine Valley Creations (wood furniture) and his guest artist, Tracie Doerner (paintings), as well as guest artists, Jill Seacrest (polymer clay jewelry) showing in Robin McCondichie’s studio; Margaret Miller (jewelry) at David Chandler’s studio; and Jan Cermak (jewelry and herbal products) at Judy Voss’ Finger Lakes Denim.
The Trail is happy to announce returning artists Darryl Abraham (paintings); Leon Applebaum (glass) and his guest artist Eli Applebaum (glass); David Chandler (wood furniture); Robin McCondichie (pastels, acrylics); Joan Mitchell (alpaca wearables); and Stephanie Marshall (ceramics), after a multi-year hiatus.
Trail riders will be excited to see artist and guest artist regulars who include:
- Albie Alliet (paintings)
- Folk Art Guild Artisans (woodshop and pottery)
- Tom Glynn (wood furniture, golf clubs)
- Mike Griffin (pottery)
- Scott Grove (furniture, turnings, sculpture)
- Thomas MacAllister (furniture)
- Joyce Martelli (fiber art)
- Joan Mitchell (alpaca wearables)
- Mark Stash (paintings)
- Judy Voss (denim textiles)
Now in its 20th year, the Naples Open Studio Trail weekend draws people from all over the region to the Finger Lakes. During this free event, visitors can stop by all the studios or only those that strike a particular art interest; many Studio Trail artists conduct captivating demonstrations; during the Studio Trail weekend, purchases and commissions can be made directly with the artist.
The artists will be following New York State’s COVID-19 guidelines and will require masks and social distancing when appropriate.
About Naples Open Studio Trail
The Naples Open Studio Trail 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, glass, ceramics, metal, wood, textiles, and create paintings, sculpture, wearables, furniture, sculpture, jewelry, housewares, etc. These artists typically sell their wares in galleries and craft fairs; during the Studio Trail weekend, 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.