JOIN US for the NORTH COAST ARTISTS' GUILD 25th Annual
STUDIO DISCOVERY TOUR 2017
The 2017 Studio Discovery Tour takes place on Labor Day weekend (September 2, 3, & 4) and the weekend before (August 26 - 27) ~ Studios open 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day.
This free, self-guided tour along a 25-mile stretch of Highway 1, from Manchester to The Sea Ranch, is the perfect way to spend a leisurely day or an entire weekend. The artists you meet along the way are happy to demonstrate the making of their art and share their unique vision.
A free, full-color catalog will help you make the most of your tour. It contains a description of each artist, along with a detailed map and directions to each studio. While on the road, look for the bright yellow signs to help guide you along the way. Note that the catalog is a must when visiting artists on The Sea Ranch, since directional signs are not allowed along that section of Highway 1.
You can begin your adventure by stopping at the Discovery Gallery, 39140 So. Hwy 1, Gualala, CA, located in the Seacliff Center, lower level, on the west side of Hwy 1, to preview the work of Studio Tour artists and to pick up catalogs with maps.
Catalogs will also be available at the Gualala Arts Center, the Dolphin Gallery, the Mendocino Art Center, Elk Artists Collective and various local galleries and businesses along the way.
Coast Highway Art Collective
284 Main Street, Point Arena, California, 707 882-3616, www.coasthighwayartists.com
We were honored to have the Coast Highway Art Collective at the Art on the Coast Event.
For the past two years I have stopped making jewelry to dedicate all my time to beading collectible Teenie Beanie Babies. These small stuffed toys, created by the famous Ty Company that makes Beanie Babies, were manufactured for McDonalds as give-aways for Happy Meals. The program was first unveiled in 1996 and continued through 2009.
These stuffed toys were avidly collected and bought for the day when they would increase in value. The best ones are still in their original plastic bags with the swing and tush tags still attached. I buy these when available. I carefully remove the animal in its pristine condition, cut off the tags and save them in the original plastic bag.
Then I began to bead. Sometimes the bead colors and shapes follow the design of the beast and other times whimsy takes over and I create completely new animals.
P.O.Box 767 Gualala, CA 95445
Gualala web sites: http://www.ahapoetry.com/jrART/beadhmpg.html
Showing at Coast Highway Art Collective in Point Arena and Gualala Arts.
I am a Mendocino County jeweler working mainly in silver, semi-precious stones, and pearls. My style ranges from the traditional to the modern, and is completely unique. All of my pieces are individually handmade, and are therefore one-of-a-kind or in small series with repeating motifs.
firstname.lastname@example.org, 707.884.9153, Ling-Yendesigns.com