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Open Studios Tour returns April 11-13

The Gorge Artists Open Studios Tour April 11-13 is your opportunity to meet artists in their studios, to ask artists about their inspiration and process, to see artists at work.

On the tour are 40 artists working in many different media including painting, drawing, jewelry, glass, sculpture, fiber, mixed media and much more.

This year’s artists are located all over the scenic Columbia River Gorge; from Hood River to The Dalles and Parkdale to Trout Lake.

The tour is free and open to everyone. It is self-guided with detailed maps available of the whole route and some communities will also have local maps with extra events and info for their area. Artists will have work available for purchase.

All participating artists have been juried in. They represent the highest quality of work available in the region and a broad spectrum of media, styles and subject matter, ranging from oil and watercolor to jewelry and furniture.

Physical copies of the map can be found at participating studios and:

Hood River — Columbia Center for the Arts, Chamber of Commerce

The Dalles — The Dalles Art Center, Nichols Art Glass, Chamber of Commerce

White Salmon — Everybody’s Brewing

Bingen — Mt. Adams Chamber of Commerce

Trout Lake — Destino Art Studio

Gorge Artists Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation. It launched with sponsorship from The Dalles Art Center, a grant from the Wasco County PUD, and the work of volunteer organizers and founders. It was founded by John Maher, Pat Bozanich and Marian Dyche in 2006 and was recognized by the IRS with 501(c)(3) status in 2008.

The mission of Gorge Artists is to advance art and encourage artists in the Columbia River Gorge by building community among artists and the public, promoting art and business education, and providing opportunities for the public to experience and enjoy art.

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