8th Annual Brown County
Studio and Garden Tour
June 23, 24, 25, 2006
The Eighth Annual Brown County Studio and Garden Tour is scheduled for Friday, June 23, Saturday, June 24 and Sunday, June 25. Tour hours are Friday and Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This free, self-guided tour leads visitors to the studios of many of the finest working artists and craftsmen of the Midwest that reside in Brown County, Indiana known as “The Art Colony of the Midwest.”
This three-day event, always held the last weekend in June, gives the public a glimpse into the lives of working artists and craftsmen. Demonstrations and activities will delight young and old, making this an art celebration the entire family can enjoy. The tour is educational and will broaden public understanding of the arts. You will be able to see artwork take shape before your eyes and talk with the artist. At some studios, you’ll even be able to take part in the creation. This is a unique opportunity to meet artists doing what they love and purchase that art right from the source. Many of the artists will also open their gardens during the tour, and the public can explore these living creations, which include sculpture, theme gardens and water elements.
Visit the tour’s website at
<www.BrownCountyStudioTour.com> to get an overview of the different styles of art and mediums included on the tour and to download a detailed tour map to guide you through the scenic rolling hills of Brown County. Watch for the signs and flags which mark the route leading you to each studio. The tour maps are also available at designated map pick-up sites which include: all Bloomingfoods locations, the Brown County Visitors Center, the Story Inn, The Brown County Inn, Crouch’s Market, and the Hobnob Restaurant.
Each studio will hold a drawing for donated artwork, with proceeds funding the Brown County Art Scholarship, established by the Studio Tour Organization in 2005. Each year, local students will receive scholarships to further their art education.
On the 2006 tour are the studios of: Jennifer and Michael Burt, Chris Gustin, Joan Haab, Anabel Hopkins, Dean Howard, Lynn Lynch Hughes, Amanda Wallace Mathis, Anne Ryan Miller, Cheri Platter, Judy Prichard, Greg Schatz, Larry Spears, Kyle Spears, Sandy Taylor, R. Thomas Tedrowe, Sheryl A. VanVleck, George and Phyllis Zajicek and the historic home and studio of T. C. Steele, headquarters for the tour.