Wood River Valley Studio Tour Showcases Local Visual Artists

August 2015: The Sun Valley area is home to an abundantly diverse collective of visual artists. Brilliantly illuminating the creative talent in the Sun Valley region, the third annual Wood River Valley Studio Tour opens the doors of local professional artists’ studios to the general public the weekend of August 22 – 23rd with a broadened calendar of art-centric events running August 18 – 23rd, 2015.

Visitors from far and near travel by car, bicycle or on foot on self-guided adventures, exploring 59 different artists’ working sanctuaries throughout the Wood River Valley. Extending from Bellevue in the south end of the valley to Ketchum in the north and all parts in between, visitors enjoy the rare experience of being in the environments where art is created while getting acquainted with the makers and gaining a close-up view of the materials and media artists employ. A total of 18 artists will have studio tours in Hailey.
Additional educational arts opportunities will take place during the afternoons August 18 – 20th at the nexStage Theater in Ketchum where art enthusiasts will also be able to view the group exhibition representing all participating Tour artists.
Among the week of events prior to the Tour weekend is an artist reception to be held Friday, August 21st from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at the nexStage Theater. Everyone is invited to spend the evening mingling with the artists and fellow art lovers in attendance while using the opportunity to plot personal tour routes for Saturday and Sunday.
2015 WOOD RIVER STUDIO TOUR EVENTS:

ART FOR ALL AGES: Entertaining and educational art events
Tuesday, August 18th in collaboration with Senior Art Connection
Wednesday, August 19th in collaboration with YMCA Amazing Arts (ages 5-9)
– Pre-registration in the YMCA Summer Program is required for this event
NexStage Theater – 120 North Main Street, Ketchum

GROUP EXHIBITION: Art by 59 WRV Studio Tour artists
Daily: Tuesday, August 18 – Sunday, August 23rd 10AM – 5PM
NexStage Theater – 120 North Main Street, Ketchum

RECEPTION WITH THE ARTISTS
Friday, August 21st 5PM – 8PM
NexStage Theater – 120 North Main Street, Ketchum
3rd ANNUAL WOOD RIVER VALLEY STUDIO TOUR
Visit artists’ studios in Bellevue, Hailey, Ketchum and Sun Valley
Saturday & Sunday August 22 – 23rd 10AM – 5PM each day

2015 Wood River Valley Studio Tour Guides for this self-guided event will be available at more than 200 locations throughout the valley as well as online at wrvstudiotour.org.

All Wood River Valley Studio Tour events are free and open to everyone. More information is available at www.wrvstudiotour.org.
Photographs readily available upon request.

Wood River Valley Studio Tour Top Sponsors: BOULDER financial alliance llc, City of Ketchum, SVPN, The Weekly Sun
For more information contact: Suzanne Hazlett, President / Co-Founder,
208.450.9142 (mobile) 208.725.0600 (office) suzanne@wrvstudiotour.org
About the Wood River Valley Studio Tour:
Wood River Valley Studio Tour, Inc. is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization celebrating the artistic talent of the Wood River Valley by connecting artists, art lovers, and those new to art, through an annual exploration of local artist studios. By showcasing the creative community within the Wood River Valley, the tour aims to inspire regional and out of state visitors to travel to the valley to experience first-hand the quality of locally produced art, our vibrant community and the beauty of the valley’s natural environment.

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