Autumn Packed with Studio/Art Tours
The winding roads. The colorful explosions of crimson and gold. The art. The loads and loads of art. In the great tradition of fall, there’s oodles of road trip art tours coming up in the region. Take in the fall colors, tour working studios, see art demonstrations, and enjoy occasional deals. The second Fall Splendor Art Meander is Sept. 23-25 and covers the areas of Barron, Washburn, and Chippewa counties. Contact the Heyde Center for a map and more info. October 1 and 2 brings Falling Leaves Art Tour, now in its eighth year. This involves 19 locations (14 are studios) and 42 artists, all around the Augusta area. Visit FallingLeavesArtTour.com for the map and more info. The following weekend (Oct. 7-9) is the 14th Annual Fresh Art Tour surrounding Lake Pepin with 17 studios and galleries with more than 100 artists’ works. Visit FreshArt.org for a map and more info. All run typical business hours, from about 10 to 5.