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2014 Loveland Art Studio Tour Seeks Artists
6th annual event will be held the second and third weekends of October
When: Applications accepted through May 10. Artists notified May 20.
Event Dates: October 11 & 12 and October 18 & 19, 2014, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily.
LAST seeks passionate, unique, interesting artists who have an individual style. Because one of the event’s goals is to educate the community about art, artists who incorporate learning opportunities into their work will have an edge in the application process.
“The Tour helped me connect with people I would not otherwise have met. A number of people who were curious about the large sculpture at the entrance to my property were able to visit me and learn more about what I do,” said local sculptor Bobbie Carlyle.
Past Loveland Art Studio Tours have provided artists and their patrons with learning and networking experiences. Tour attendees have come to Loveland from over 50 different zip codes in past years.
Loveland painter George Coll said, “I really like welcoming people into my home and studio. It is a really special place for me, and I think most artists feel the same way. For me, it is a time to put my work on the walls, and really reflect on all that I’ve done. To then share this space where I create is very special.”
A change to the tour this year is that sub-sections of the overall tour will be grouped by geographic regions in Loveland. For example, studios on the far west side of town will be the “Foothills Loop.” A suggested route for each loop will be featured on the map found in the Loveland Art Studio Tour brochure highlighting the studios open for tours, other points of interest on the route, and supporting food, drink, and lodging locations.
Meet the Artists Preview Show:
The Loveland Art Studio Tour will host an opening reception at the Loveland Museum/Gallery during Loveland’s Night on the Town, Friday, September 13. Many of the artists featured on the tour will be there to discuss their artwork.
A Month of LOVEland ARTists:
Participating artists will present educational and instructional programming over the following month leading up to the tour. Demonstrations, presentations, and workshops will be offered at the Loveland Museum & Gallery.
Kick Off Party:
The Loveland Museum/Gallery will host a gala Kick-Off party during Loveland’s Night on the Town, Friday, October 10.
Loveland Art Studio Tour:
Event dates are Saturday, October 11, 2014 and Sunday, October 12, 2014; and Saturday, October 18, 2014 and Sunday, October 19, 2014. For additional information please visit www.lovelandartstudiotour.com.
Who should apply:
Participation is limited to artists who have a Loveland mailing address; but temporary galleries will be allowed for interested artists who do not have a studio to tour or for artists from outside of Loveland who wish to find space to work and exhibit during the tour. Galleries in the business of selling art are also welcome.
How to apply:
Entry into this show is juried, so space is limited. To apply, please visit: https://www.callforentry.org/
About the Loveland Art Studio Tour
Major sponsors include the Thompson Valley Art League, Steven Held Design, Full Circle Marketing, Shannon Marketing Communications, and Diane McInturff. Learn more at http://www.lovelandartstudiotour.com/
Sheron Buchele Rowland