THE NEWS/files                                 The Art Studio Tour takes place May 13 and 14.

THE NEWS/files The Art Studio Tour takes place May 13 and 14.

Art Studio Tour this weekend

Artist studios across Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge will open their doors to the public.

The 19th annual Art Studio Tour takes place this weekend.

There will be 27 artists studios featuring the work of almost 40 artists across Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge who will be opening their doors to the public.

Every year the tour features a number of new artists.

This year the tour will feature painting, pottery, sculpture, illustration, photography, glassware, textiles, jewelery, music and furniture design.

The studios will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Artists will be talking about their work with some offering demonstrations.

HUB Cycling has put together two easy routes that it will send to those interested in getting on their bicycles and riding to stops on the art tour.

They will be doing a guided tour of the second route.

If interested in the guided tour, meet at 10 a.m. on Sunday at Studio No. 19, Diane Speirs, 23386 – 124 Ave. Maps of the routes are available at rmcyclist.info or email Jackie Chow at jchow23708@yahoo.ca for a pdf file.

The tour attracts around 1,500 visitors every year.

• For more information and a list of participating studios, go to artstudiotour.ca.