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Aug 11, 2018

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75 Water St Skowhegan





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Ninth Annual Rural Open Studio Tour

Open Arts (Wesserunsett Arts Council) is pleased to announce the 9th annual Open Studios Tour on Saturday & Sunday* August 11-12 from 10am until 5pm. During the event, over 20 artists from Mercer to Ripley to Solon (and beyond) open their homes and studios to guests and visitors. Each studio is a unique look at how each art form is created, like sculpture, pastels, painting and woodworking.

This popular event is a glimpse into the lives of the creative and talented neighbors that surround all of us here in Central Maine. To find out more about the event, go to There is a map there and information on all the participating artists on the site and various locations in Skowhegan. The arts council has held this event for years and finds it to be a crowd favorite.

‘Over the years many artists have settled in rural Central Maine. Often, in addition to our art; our environments, our houses and our gardens are wonderful artistic expressions in their own right. The open studio event was born out of a desire to share all of this; and maybe to satisfy the curiosity of friends and neighbors who might have been wondering what we were up to out in the boondocks and to share our art in less formal environments.’ – Abby Shahn

*Some studios and galleries will be open Saturday only. They will be marked as such on the map.