R.R. Thompson House B&B

Yamhill County Art Events

Art Harvest Studio Tour of Yamhill County

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.




Walk in the Park Set for July 23, 24 in Carlton Oregon

Carlton, Oregon will host the annual Walk in the Park on Saturday, July 23 and Sunday, July 24.  The anticipated event benefits local area charities.  It will be held in Wennerberg Park, a beautiful setting circled by oak trees along the North Yamhill River.

Among the artists/studios on hand will be Art Glass by Dianne; Doug Roy, papercarver; Karen Wright, jewelry; Terry Peasley Studio and Tin Man.  Last summer’s event hosted 65 artists and this year’s Walk will be bigger and better, according to organizers.

There will be entertainment throughout the weekend with some of the top muscians from the northwest appearing on the stage.  An antique car show will be held in an area adjacent to the art exhibits, and a quilt show can be viewed at the entrance to the park.

Food from 15 top area restaurants will be available for purchase; wine from Yamhill-Carlton area wineries will be available by the glass, bottle or case.

Walk in the Park is an exciting opportunity to see a wide variety of beautiful art by some of the most accomplished artists in the country.


Walk in the Park

Carlton Welcomes Visitors

Art Harvest Studio Tour Lodging Available

The second weekend of the Art Harvest Studio Tour will be October 8, 9 and 10 in Oregon’s picturesque Yamhill County.   We have lodging available at the R. R. Thompson House in Carlton, conveniently located within a short to medium drive to artists’ studios.   (We are located right in town and within walking distance to two dozen wine tasting rooms!)

Choose from a spacious suite or snuggle in a cozy room, and enjoy a hearty Oregon breakfast in the morning.

Tour admission is by a collectible button for $7, available at the first studio you visit.  Children and teens 18 and younger are free.  Visit the website www.artharveststudiotour.org  for more information.

We look forward to meeting you during the art studio tour.

Art Harvest Studio Tour in Yamhill County

This weekend marks the start of the October Art Harvest Studio Tour in Yamhill County.  The event continues 11 until 6 p.m. today, tomorrow (October 3) and next weekend, October 8 – 10.  You are invited to visit the studios of 40 Yamhill County artists who work in many mediums.  Some of the artists on the tour are:  Marilyn Affolter, photographer; Terry Peasley, watercolor; Kathleen Buck, acrylic and watercolor; and Marilyn Higginson, oil landscapes and other media.  Come enjoy the art of Yamhill!