St. George Art and Studio Tour
“Main Street 2014” by Nathan Wotkyns

This weekend in St. George, experience a variety of artistic displays and meet local artists during the St. George Art and Studio Tour held Thursday, Oct. 15 through Saturday, Oct. 17, in downtown St. George.

The weekend kicks off with the St. George Art Museum’s “Third Thursday Art Conversation” at 7 p.m. on Thursday. Hear about the practice of fiber art within Native American cultures of southern Utah from a representative of local Paiute tribes. This conversation is in conjunction with the Museum’s new exhibit, “Weaving a Revolution.”

Friday morning, art enthusiasts are invited to visit artist studios in the St. George area from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., designated by yellow Arts to Zion directional signs. A map and list of participating artist studios can be found at ArtsToZion.com.

Friday evening from 5 to 8 p.m., enjoy an introduction to St. George’s finest local artists by participating in the Art On Main gallery stroll. Comprising 10 fine art venues on Main Street, Art On Main highlights the professional artists of St. George fine art galleries in a walking tour complete with featured artist demonstrations and live music. To participate in Ar on Main, begin at the St. George Art Museum located on 200 North and follow a short route down Main Street, filling a punch card which can be turned in at 8 p.m. for a chance to win a piece of original local artwork.

Participating galleries and venues include Bedard Fine Art Gallery, Authentique Fine Art Gallery, The Mission Gallery, Split Rock Fine Art Gallery, Art and Soul Gallery and Gift (located inside Print It), Wide Angle Photography, the Arts to Zion Showcase at 35 Main, Twenty-Five Main Café, and Dixie Watercolor Society at Main Street Plaza.

Art On Main featured artists will include Julie Rogers at The Mission Gallery and Michael Bedard at Bedard Fine Art Gallery, both of whom specialize in artwork depicting scenes from Mormon Pioneer history. Watercolor artist Gail Alger will demonstrate her technique at Art and Soul, while watercolor artist Mary Grow will do the same at Split Rock Fine Art Gallery. Artists Lonni Clarke, Frank Huff, Ron Larson, Georgia Johnson, Erric Wan-kier, and other guest artists will present artist demonstrations in a variety of media at the Arts to Zion Showcase at 35 Main.

The tour ends with the closing reception for the Dixie Watercolor Society fall show, “Anything Goes,” held at Main Street Plaza at 20 N. Main. Music will include Beans n’ Wheels at Art and Soul and The Sevy Three-o at Split Rock. Visit StGeorgeArt.com for additional information and a downloadable map.

Saturday morning, artist studios in St. George designated by yellow Arts to Zion directional signs will once again be open to visitors from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Also starting at 10 a.m., you can learn the story behind each of the beautiful sculptures on display in downtown St. George by taking a walking tour hosted by The Art Around The Corner Foundation. Art Around the Corner curates and promotes an annually rotating outdoor sculpture gallery renowned for its quality and variety. The tour begins at the St. George Art Museum. Email art@artaroundthecorner.org for questions and additional information.

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