This past weekend was the first annual Bulkley Valley Art Studio Tour. It was held over Sat. Aug.4 & Sun.Aug.5 10am-4pm each day. It was a self-guided tour where visitors got a map of the various studios participating in the tour, and people could bike or drive around Smithers, Telkwa, and those of us in the outlying areas to check out our creative spaces and artwork. While I didn’t get as many visitors as the town-based artists (which I expected to happen), I did get a good turnout over the days, and many of the people I didn’t know. So it meant that new folks were exposed to my work, which is always what you want as an artist. I had some great conversations with some curious folks were wanted to know more about my various series, my techniques, my ideas, etc. My own kids added to the atmosphere too of course!
A few of our local artists worked hard organizing it, so many thanks to them. The photo of my daughter and I was taken by BV artist and organizer Sherry Neilson as she also tried to make it around to the different artists’ studios. Click here to see the downloadable map for the event.