The Third Annual Lexington Art Studio Tour
Lexington, VA is truly one of our favorite places to visit in Virginia. So combining its stunning beauty and hospitality with an amazing art studio tour was a perfect Wandering Weekend combination for our family! Throughout our day, we met stone carvers and metal sculptors, learned about fused glass, recycled art and wood-burning kilns, and our kids were even enthralled by a delightful artist in her tree house studio called Wonderland. (Coolest place ever!) We hope to attend next year's studio tour again and hope others will join us! If you come, be sure to check out the Lexington Visitor's Center and http://www.lexingtonvirginia.com. The town is rich with fun things to do and see-- so make a weekend out of it! From the Lexington Studio Tour press release: "The picturesque historic town of Lexington and the rolling hills and rivers of Rockbridge County are home and inspiration to dozens of Shenandoah Valley artists. Thirty-six artists will open their private workspaces in an spring studio tour on May 10 and 11th, 2014. An easy self-guided 20-mile loop will take visitors from the heart of the college town, down scenic country roads dotted with blooming redbud and dogwood, to the creative studios of painters and potters, photographers and metal sculptors, and mixed media and assemblage artists. The distinctive studios are expressions of art in themselves--converted garages, warehouse space, treehouse, hand-built kiln and remodeled cabin--and reflect their owners’ sensibilities and approaches to their work. Some offer solitude and isolation; others thrive on well-traveled neighborhood streets. The tour will offer an intimate, behind-the-scenes view and a look at how art is created; many artists will have on-going demonstrations and all artists will answer questions about their work and techniques."