Shanna Cerna September 3, 2019

Press Release: 2019 Off the Beaten Path Studio Tour

It’s time once again for the Off the Beaten Path Studio Tour. This free self-guided driving tour of the private working studios of artists located within 30 miles of the courthouse square in Mountain View will take place on Sept. 13, 14 & 15, 2019. This is the 18th year of the tour. On this special weekend, fine artists and craft artisans will open their unique private working studios to the public for an up-close and personal look at how and where they create their distinctive pottery, jewelry, painting, photographs, weaving, wood, furniture, baskets, and much more. Visitors will have the opportunity to meet the artists, see work in progress, and purchase locally produced art and crafts directly from the creators. Studios will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. A reception for artists, visitors, friends and supporters will take place on Friday evening, Sept. 13, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Arkansas Craft School at the corner of Peabody and Main on the Square in Mountain View. Everyone is invited to join us for this celebration of art and artists in Mountain View.

Explore our website www.offthebeatenpathstudiotour.com for information about each of the artists, photos of their work, and maps and directions to their studios. You can view and download the 2019 Guide to Artists’ Studios on the website.

Pick up a free print copy of the 2019 Guide at one of the following locations:
Mountain View Area Chamber of Commerce is open 9 am to 5 pm Monday – Friday and will be open on tour weekend Saturday, September 14th from 9 to 5 and on Sunday September 15th from 10 am to 2 pm.
Arkansas Craft School located on the corner of Main and Peabody in Mountain View. The School is open Tuesday – Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm. Guide books will also be available at the Studio Tour Artists’ Reception on Friday evening from 7 to 9 pm.
Arkansas Craft Gallery, 104 E. Main St.in downtown Mountain View. Hours are 10 am to 5 pm Tuesday through Saturday. The Gallery showcases handcrafted Arkansas art and crafts by members of the Arkansas Craft Guild.
Batesville area Chamber of Commerce, 409 Vine Street. Hours are 8-5 Monday – Friday. The Guide is also available in the Chamber’s outdoor free literature kiosk.
Batesville Area Arts Council Gallery on Main, 226 E. Main Street. Gallery hours are Tuesday – Friday 10 am to 4 pm and Saturday 10 am to 2 pm. Be sure to check out the current exhibit “In & Out of Body”, an excellent exhibition of metaphoric dream like paintings by Russellville artist Sigrid Lorfing.
Mountain Home: The Baxter County Library. Hours are Monday – Friday 10 am till 6:30 pm (open Tuesday night until 8 pm); Saturday 10 am till 5 pm; and Sunday 1 to 5 pm.
Calico Rock Heritage and Visitors Center. Hours are Monday through Friday 9 am – 4:30 pm and Saturday 9 am to 4 pm.On Sunday, September 15, tour guide books will be available across the street from the visitors’ center at a table under the awning of Wagon Wheel Antiques.
Additional locations may be added and will be listed on our website and on our Face Book pagewww.facebook.com/offthebeatenpathstudiotour.

For more information call Becki Dahlstedt, tour coordinator, at 870-615-4825 or emailbecki.dahlstedt@gmail.com.