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North Coast Artists' Guild Studio Discovery Tour

Studio Discovery Tour 2008

Labor Day weekend & the weekend after:
Saturday-Monday, Aug 30-Sept 1, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, September 6-7, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

For the sixteenth year, the North Coast Artists' Guild has organized the Annual Studio Discovery Tour for Labor Day weekend and the following weekend.

Studio Discovery Tour artist: Genevieve Wilson Studio Discovery Tour artist: Dwight Eberly

Coastal artists once again open their private studios providing visitors with the chance to meet the artist in person, to see demonstrations, to ask questions and to purchase original and unique works of art.
2008 Studio Discovery Tour Catalog
Studio Discovery Tour
2008 Catalog Cover
Artwork includes paintings, sculptures, jewelry, ceramics, glass art, textiles, photography, iron work, murals and much, much more.

This free self-guided tour takes you at your own leisurely pace along the beautiful serene coastline from Stewarts Point to Little River. Along the roadside directional signs in bright yellow will help guide you in this adventure. The Discovery Tour catalog and map will coordinate with the numbered signs and is especially important when visiting the Sea Ranch artists because there is little directional signage along Highway 1 through Sea Ranch.

The printed catalogs will be available at many locations throughout the area, including the Gualala Arts office. Also, check the websites and for updated information.

You can get an early preview of the Studio Tour by stopping at the Sea Ranch Lodge Front Gallery starting May 16 to preview the work of Studio Discovery Tour artists who are competing for their work to be on the front cover of the tour catalog. One of the most exciting events of the opening evening, Friday May 16, will be the unveiling of the winners of the Studio Discovery Tour Catalog Cover Competition. The exhibit will continue through July 13.

Studio Discovery Tour: Maureen Feldman Studio Discovery Tour: Peach Burl Wine Stopper Studio Discovery Tour: Old Barn on Hwy 1

In downtown Gualala, the Dolphin Gallery will have an exhibit which will be a preview of most of the participating Tour artists from August 30 through October 1.

Further north in Elk, the Artist's Collective in Elk will host an exhibit of many of the participating Tour artists from August 23 through September 14.

These exhibits give you an opportunity to see an overview of the art so that you can check out artists you are particularly interested in, which is very helpful if your time is limited.

The Gualala Arts Center, located at 46501 Old State Highway in Gualala, CA,
is open weekdays 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and weekends from noon to 4:00 p.m.
Please call (707) 884-1138 for more information, or email

Serving the coastal communities of northern Sonoma & southern Mendocino Counties.