ArtEast Open Studio Tour celebrates its 15th year featuring the artists that live and work in the Eastern Dutchess County region.

Visitors will be able to enjoy prime autumn colors as they drive between each studio seeing a variety of artworks such as photography, fiber arts, metal, wood, sculpture, jewelry, and painting. With over 30 artists opening their studios, this is an opportunity to meet local artists and buy locally-made art.  

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The self-guided tour features artists that have participated over the years, gaining a good following from the community: Bob and Karen Madden’s Rock and a Soft Place studio, a family of artists at the Michael Gellatly, Tilly and Julian Strauss studio stop, and painter Susan Hennelly, to name just a few. Linda Puiatti was one of the original founders

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When most other people are whining and crying about the pandemic, economy and lack of help and goods, Lorri Lee Miller is taking a bold step and opening a new business in Mount Pleasant — Main Street Art Center. An artist herself, she wondered why Mount Pleasant didn’t have an art center like all the other surrounding communities—Burlington, Fort Madison, Fairfield and Washington.

Aware of the substantial artist community within Mount Pleasant, and wanting a place to display her own art without having to travel to another town, she looked for an available space. Voila, 106 S. Main St., beside Brown’s Shoe Fit was available.

A 2,000 square feet building with a window on Main Street, it is ideal for what she wants to establish: a non-profit art center that will feature an art store, gallery, classroom and studio for artists who need a place to work. The Main Street

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Sep. 22—PARK RAPIDS — An Art Leap open studio event will offer 21 sites and feature more than 80 artists at studios and other locations in Hubbard and Becker counties from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 25, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 26.

Participants will have the opportunity to travel from studio to studio, learn the process, appreciate skill and support artists. Brochures are available at the Park Rapids Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center, Park Rapids Area Library, at other locations in Park Rapids, Menahga, Bemidji, Walker and Detroit Lakes and at www.heartlandarts.org.

Seven new sites will be part of this year’s event, including two new murals in downtown Park Rapids, a release said.

Studio 176, a small art and event gallery on Third Street, features the work of regional artists Elisa Boushee, Laura Grisamore, Dawn Rossbach and Jeremy Simonson.

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Source: Morehead State University

MOREHEAD, Ky. (MSU Public Relations) – An art exhibit featuring the works of black artists from across the country will open Wednesday, Sept. 29, at Morehead State’s Golding-Yang Gallery in the Claypool-Young Art Building.   
 
“Black Art Matters” will feature sculpture, painting, drawing, and photography from black artists and creators. The exhibit is inspired by nationwide unrest in recent years in response to systemic racism and violence against people of color. Melissa Yungbluth, instructor of art and design and director of the Golding-Yang Gallery, said the exhibit is a powerful artistic response to the injustices faced by the black community.    
 
“People should attend the exhibition to see what artists outside of the area are creating in general, but also in response to being a black artist in today’s society. It’s important to see this perspective,” she said. “I have been part of Eagle Diversity since I began

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