One of the pleasures of fall in the North Willamette Valley is the annual Art Harvest Studio Tour of Yamhill County. The tour dates for 2011 are October 7, 8 and 9 and October 14, 15 and 16 from 10 to 5 p.m. The scheduling of two weekends for the tour allows art enthusiasts ample time to visit numerous artists’ studios and to move from one studio to the next at a relaxed pace.
The tour is self-guided and so you can pick and choose the artists you wish to visit. It is a rare opportunity to see where artists create their art work and talk about the creative process.
The R. R. Thompson House B & B is located in Carlton, which is a convenient location to visit the studios throughout the county. We still have availability for both weekends.
A few of the artists participating this year are Marilyn Affolter, photographer; Gene Davis, photographer; Doug Roy, papercarving and drawing; and Terry Peasley, water color painting. Cost of the tour is $7 for all six days. A tour admission button can be purchased at any of the participating studios.