Eighth annual Markleeville open studio tour set for October
The eighth annual Markleeville Autumn Open Studio Tour is set for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 2-3. The theme for the event is “Art in the Aspens.”
Each autumn, as the aspens change from green to gold, local artists in the small mountain town of Markleeville, Calif., open their studios to share a wide variety of artwork. This annual event continues to grow in popularity. Last year over 400 people attended the two-day event.
There will be 16 artists participating in the tour. Some of the artwork on display will include the watercolors of Peter Chope and Sandy Baenan; the confectionery of Debra Esteban; the oil paintings of Charles Muench; the topiary work of Jeff Brees; jewelry by new artist Erin Kelly and many others.
The tour of the artists’ studios is free. Maps with directions to the Markleeville-vicinity homes and studios will be available during the weekend at the Alpine County Chamber of Commerce. Bright yellow and gold banners will be hanging throughout town, marking each artist’s studio.
For information, visit http://www.marklevilleartists.com.