2016 Greater Lanexa Studio Tour Saturday, October 22 & Sunday, October 23
The 2016 Greater Lanexa Studio Tour will be held on Saturday, October 22 from 10am – 4pm and Sunday, October 23 from 11am – 4pm. This year is the 23nd presentation of the tour, and there are 16 artists demonstrating and selling their art in six studio locations. It is a free, self-guided tour, and an opportunity to see some excellent art right in your own back yard. Art lovers can expect to see displays of some of Virginia’s finest work including: metal sculpture, pastel drawing, wood turning, carving and furniture making, jewelry, glass, baskets, photography, and more. Come join us for two days of demonstrations and discussions with the artists and their particular media.
Navigating the Tour: The Tour is designed to let you travel, visit, browse and learn at your own pace. You will be greeted by the artists in their working environment. You will be able to interact with them about their craft, inspirations and skills. You will of course, have the opportunity to purchase the art. Feel free to take the tour in any order and to revisit studios if you wish. Use the Artists Section to learn who you will meet. Visit all 6 studio tour locations and enter to win a $200 Art Cash prize to be spent on artwork of the GLST artist of your choice. We are looking forward to meeting you at the Greater Lanexa Studio Tour. It is a free self-drive. With our map as your guide, follow the yellow and green GLST signs from the intersection of Rt 60 and Rt 627 (Waterside Dr.) Lanexa, VA.
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A = 3500 Green Box Rd. B = 3701 N. Waterside Dr. C = 3630 N Waterside Dr. D = 1105 Cliffe Court E = 1804 Lightning Ridge Rd. F = 9130 Richmond Road, Toano VA History: The mission of the tour is to have the artists interact with the public in their working environment, and to demonstrate the artist’s individual medium and skills. The tour gives an unusual opportunity for young and old alike to observe an artist at work, and ask questions. Of course there is also work for sale, and in some instances educational displays. It is an ideal time to do some early holiday shopping, as there are items in all price ranges, but please don’t feel you have to buy. The tour is designed to let you travel and visit, browse and learn at your own pace and have fun! Feel free to take the tour in any order, and revisit studios if you wish.
The tour was begun in 1994 by sculptor Richard Green and his wife Hilary, who lived on Colony Trail at the time. They had moved here from Canada where they were co-founders of another art tour in Bainbridge, Ontario. That tour continues to thrive, as does this one.
The tour strives to maintain a standard of excellence in the artists selected to participate, in order to keep the tour interesting. Several of our artists are widely known, and have won awards. Some display in galleries in Richmond, Williamsburg and on the Peninsula.