Artists Share Creative Spaces In Studio Tour

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What makes one space more creative than another? The people using the space.

Some of the Rim Country’s most creative people use the spaces that will be open to the public in the 2010 ’Neath the Rim studio tour.

The self-guided tour, Friday, May 7 through Sunday, May 9 features 21 Rim Country artists at 16 studios in Payson, Pine and Christopher Creek.

Sponsored by the Payson Art League the annual ’Neath the Rim studio tour is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Brochures, including a map of the studios, can be obtained at the individual art studios, the Rim Country Regional Chamber of Commerce, at the corner of Highway 87 and West Main Street and the Payson Public Library, 328 N. McLane Road.

The juried fine art and fine craft show includes artists offering a variety of mediums.

Touring the studios, guests will see works of oil, acrylic, fiber art, bronze sculpture, batik, handcrafted jewelry, weavings, stained glass, and mixed media.

Guests can also participate in a benefit raffle of 21 art pieces, with the drawing Sunday, May 9. Proceeds will help the Payson Art League purchase art supplies for Payson Head Start, Julia Randall Elementary, Frontier Elementary, Payson Community Christian School, The Shelby School in Tonto Village, the Wolf Impressions enrichment program at Frontier Elementary, Payson Center for Success, Payson Community Kids, Tonto Basin School and Whispering Hope Ranch.

The tour’s artists represent varied art careers and backgrounds. All find inspiration in the Rim Country’s quiet mountain environment.

Look for the green directional signs to the studios to help navigate the map. For more information, contact event co-coordinator Sally Myers at (928) 472-8651.

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