Artists’ Studio Tour kicking off today

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(Artwork courtesy LORI MOORE) A self-taught artist, Lori Moore is one of more than two dozen artists taking part in the 2017 Artists’ Studio Tour. The tour takes place this weekend, Aug. 11-13, and again next weekend, Aug. 18-20.

Each summer for over a decade here in the Sandpoint area artists dust off the cobwebs and spit shine their studios for the Artists’ Studio Tour. An open studio, free to the public event, the tour offers an opportunity to see art in the making with dozens of artists participating and a wide variety of studios to visit.

The Artist’s Studio Tour starts Friday-Sunday, Aug. 11-13; and again on Friday-Sunday, Aug 18-20. Hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. for both weekends.

This is a self-guided driving tour, free of charge, and features 29 artists at 17 art studios in the Bonner County area, celebrating i 14th year of fabulous art for sale. Brochures are available around town or visit the tour’s website,

The cities of Sandpoint, Hope, Ponderay. Kootenai, Clark Fork and Sagle offer stop off points for lunch, snacks or any other needs while you tour.

Participating artist include:

• Patricia Barkley — glass art

• Alice Beckstrom — glass

• Carolyn Beckwith — jewelry

• Jola Bitler — painting

• Nicole Black — Ceramics

• Larry Clark — pottery

• Kris Dills — Acrylic

• Vickie Edwards — fabric art

• Pauline Ehly — jewelry/felting

• Barbara Field — water media painting

• Don Fisher — photography

• Gabe Gable — sculpture

• Mark & Lynn Gardner — jewelry

• Barbara Janusz — painting

• Denys Knight — Copper

• Glenda Kochen — glass art

• Carol Kovalchuk — painting/acrylic/pastel

• Terrie Kremer — quilter

• T. Kurtz — pastels

• Celeste Lawrence — painting

• Mary Levy — painting

• Lori Moore — painting

• Whitney Palmer — painting

• Rob Payne — woodworking

• Connie Scherr — painting

• Maria Trujillo — photography & encaustic

• Joanne Walker — silver jewelry

• Lucy West — painting

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