The Studio Discovery Tour takes place Labor Day Weekend and the weekend after. That’s the Labor Day weekend, September 5-7, and September 12-13. Artist studios are open each day from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
This free, self-guided tour along a 25-mile stretch of Highway 1, from The Sea Ranch to Point Arena, is the perfect way to spend a leisurely day or an entire weekend. The participating artists you meet along the way are happy to demonstrate the creation 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 (opening July 10, 2015), 39140 South Highway 1, Gualala, CA, located in the Seacliff Center, above Trink’s Cafe, on the west side of Highway 1 (elevator accessible), to preview the work of Studio Tour artists and to pick up catalogs with maps.
Catalogs will also be available at Gualala Arts Center, Dolphin Gallery, Mendocino Art Center, Elk Artists Collective and various local galleries and businesses along the way.
To receive your catalog by mail, so you can begin planning your own personal tour, e-mail Doric Jemison-Ball, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 707-884-5067. You can also download the 2015 Studio Tour catalog in pdf format.