Nineteen artist studios in Northfield and the surrounding area will be open to the public from 10am - 6pm Saturday, October 17 and 11am - 5pm on Sunday, October 18. Forty-five artists, many of whom are regionally recognized, will be showcasing their work on the Studio ARTour of South Central Minnesota. Ten individuals will be demonstrating the techniques used in their creative practice, and seven studios will be open for early preview and shopping from 4-8pm on Friday, October 16.
The heart of ARTour lies 35 miles south of the center of the Twin Cities. Northfield and the surrounding area have a high concentration of fine artists and craftspeople working in ceramics, jewelry, printmaking, painting, fabric arts, photography, wood carving and turning, book arts, metalwork and glass. All these media will be on view and available for purchase.
Participating artists include: Kathy Anderson, Christie Clarke, Cathy Collison, Susan Crow, Lisa Dolezal, Mark Daehlin, Patsy Dew, DeAnn Engval, Julie Fakler, Juan Fried, Joel Froehle, Sue Hammes-Knopf, Laura Heiman, Sue and Chris Holmquist, Bryan Jennings, Devin Johnson, Annie Larson, Loren Larson, Heather Lawrenz, Glynnis Lessing, Dianne Lockerby, Suzanne Klumb, Marisa Martinez, Kathy Miller, Julie Nordine, Justina Ny, Kip O’Krongly, Donovan Palmquist, Sue Pariseau, Sue Peoples, David Peterson, Colleen Riley, Lucky Rimpila, Judy Saye-Willis, Lori Schmidt, Juliane Shibata, Frederick D. Somers, Cindy Starkey Robinson, Leanne Stremcha, Jillian Steger, Tom Willis, Jennifer Wolcott, Barbara Zaveruha.
Northfield boasts many attractions in addition to the popular ARTour. Historic downtown offers visitors a selection of restaurants and charming boutiques, as well as views of the Cannon River. Near the outskirts of town, visitors can pick pumpkins and apples at several orchards and farms during the fall season.
Studio ARTour is free and open to the public.