Art enthusiasts are used to seeing artwork in galleries and shops, but rarely do they get the chance to peak into the other side of the art world: the places where creation occurs. That’s not the case during the Alliance for the Arts’ Second Annual Artists Studio Tour on Saturday, April 13, when guests will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with seven Cape Coral Artists in their studios and homes. This daylong, self-guided tour is an educational, inspirational and FUN way to get to know local artists, while helping to support cultural and educational programming at the same time.
The day begins at the Alliance’s 10-acre campus on the corner of McGregor & Colonial in Fort Myers, where ticket holders will enjoy a complimentary breakfast from 10–11AM and get their map to the artists’ studios. While they’re at the Alliance, they can also check out all of the new studios in the Edwards Building on the north end of campus, including the Logan Studio, Gulf Coast Atelier, Studio 201 & Union Artist Studios, all of which will be open.
Participants will then spend the day choosing the order and the amount of time they wish spend at each location on the studio tour. They’ll see a variety of artistic mediums, including painting, fiber, glass, wood & wire work. This year’s featured artists are: Paul Adamick, Paula Eckerty, Petra Kaiser, Phil Krym, Shirley Hales, Alicia Schmidt & Rose Young. They day will conclude at the Cape Coral Arts Studio on Coronado Parkway with an Arty Hour hors d’oeuvres and wine tasting reception from 3-4PM, while several more artists demonstrate silversmithing & stone work!
Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to watch local artists work in their own spaces and discuss their creative processes. Tickets are $50 and include breakfast, self-guided tour & program and Arty Hour reception. Artists’ Studio Tour sponsorship provided by Whitten Technical and Total Wine & More. Visit the Alliance Facebook page’s photo gallery to see pictures from last year’s tour, which was greatly and attended and warmly received.