(Top from left) Ceramics by Kerry McLaren; art by Jessie Brennan; teapot by Donnae Bell; painting by Neil Hameline; a painting by Galina Cooper and a carving by Mike Stewart who are among 27 artists participating in this year’s studio tour.

(Top from left) Ceramics by Kerry McLaren; art by Jessie Brennan; teapot by Donnae Bell; painting by Neil Hameline; a painting by Galina Cooper and a carving by Mike Stewart who are among 27 artists participating in this year’s studio tour.

Time for 15th art studio tour

The 15th annual Art Studio Tour takes place in Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, May 5

For two days in May, artists and artisans from the neighbouring communities of Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows open their studios to visitors.

Now in its 15th year, the annual event is not to be missed.

Organizer Elaine Booth-Kallweitsays it is a veritable treasure hunt of arts – from contemporary to traditional – presented by both established and emerging artists. You will find painters, potters, jewelers, sculptors, fabric artists and more.

This is a unique opportunity to meet the artists, explore the stories behind their art, gain insight into their creative process, as well as their work environment.

It’s also a chance to purchase works of art directly from the artist.

Who knows, you might just find the inspiration to explore your own inner creativity.

Maps can be found at artstudiotour.com, at the public libraries in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows, Art Innovators and Golden Ears Cheesecrafters.

• The 15th annual Art Studio Tour takes place Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, May 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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