MOUNT VERNON — Six local artist studios representing a range of media have joined together to host Knox County’s first Holiday Studio Tour and Sale Saturday and Sunday. Visitors will be able to take advantage of this unique opportunity to meet professional artists and craftspeople in their studios, some of which are only open to the public during this event.

The self-guided tour is easily accessible from major routes within a five-mile radius of Mount Vernon. The six participating studios are:

•Schoolhouse Woodcrafts (Paul and Deborah Bahm), 8405 Martinsburg Road, Mount Vernon; birdhouses, bird feeders, turned items for home & garden. Guest artists Robin Nordmore (functional pottery); Kate Lally (nature-inspired terra cotta ceramics); and Elinor Dunnewald (painterly photography, greeting cards).

•Coleman Gallery, 218 S. Main St, Mount Vernon; blown glass, mixed media, and photography.

•Nimby Acre Fiber Art (Raeschell Noonen), 227 S. Main St., Mount Vernon; locally-sourced, hand-spun, handwoven fiber, classes in weaving, spinning, felting, and dyeing.

•Pine Row Studio (Pamela Woodworth and Bill Jones), 10 E. Gambier St., Mount Vernon; functional and sculptural ceramics, and pottery demonstrations.

•Coleman Family Studio (Sebastian, Vicki, Fletcher, Gabriel and Chloe), 15850 Carson Road, Mount Vernon; glass blowing, mixed media, and photography. Demos at 12 and 3 p.m.

•Virginia Birchfield and Grace James, 14101 Montgomery Road, Fredericktown. Virginia Birchfield is a mixed media artist making wall sculptures and furniture from wood, steel and concrete, while Grace James creates rustic home decorative pieces form up-cycled materials.

Come join us for this once-a-year opportunity to visit talented artisans in their studios, and purchase local handmade gift items for your loved ones this Holiday season. Tour times are Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m.

For inquiries concerning the tour and times, please contact Paul or Deborah Bahm at 740-397-7567.


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