Artists and galleries in Barto, Boyertown, and Oley will open their spaces to the public for the eighth annual “Fall Into Winter Tour” the weekend before Thanksgiving, November 17-18, 2018, from 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
New venues to the tour include Ladyfingers Sewing Studio, Oley, (SATURDAY ONLY) and Scott Rothenberger’s recently-opened PLACE Design Studio and Warehouse along Route 100N, Bally. PA.
In addition, participating artists and galleries include, in Barto, the founder of the studio tour Linda Rohrbach Austerberryand artists Gail Fronheiser and jewelry designer Angela Colasanti; in Boyertown, Studio B Fine Art Gallery,Frecon Farms,The Other Farm and Forge, Dancing Tree Creations Artisans Gallery & Studio, Taylor Backes Glass Studio and Gallery;and, in Oley, Clay On Main.
Featured along with fine art and fine craft studios are venues offering the artistry of Mother Nature: food and beverage products from the area’s orchards, gardens, and farms.
The 2018 Fall Into Winter tour holds special significance for potter Linda Rohrbach Austerberry who will celebrate her golden 50th anniversary of creating fine art pottery with a retrospective at her studio during the tour in addition to her work for sale.
“I’ve hosted a show of my work at my home for many years,” Austerberry said. “I’ve decided that this 2018 Fall Into Winter tour will be the final year of my ‘private show’ at my home.”
Following the 2018 Fall Into Winter tour, Austerberry’s work will be sold exclusively at Dancing Tree Creations Artisans Gallery and Studio, 220 South Reading Avenue, Boyertown, PA.
Each stop includes gift-able items, fine art, home décor, and local culinary art and beverages. All work is for sale. There will also be special events at several locations; tour-goers are encouraged to visit http://studiobbb.org/fall-into-winter for the latest details, a complete list of participating artists and events, driving directions, and tour map.
During the tour, visitors will receive a ticket at each venue they visit that can be entered into a special drawing for hand-crafted items or gift certificates donated by the participating artists or venues.
“I love how this has grown,” offers Austerberry. “We have so much fun with this every year, and I’m really looking forward to sharing our work with everyone who stops by.”
Lyn Camella-Rich of Dancing Tree Creations Artisans Gallery & Studio suggests, “We’re always excited to show our facility and the work of hundreds of artists. The annual ‘Fall Into Winter Tour’ allows you to finish your holiday shopping early with everything from pottery and glass to paintings and jewelry while supporting the talents of local artists in your communities.”
The hours of the tour are 10 a.m.-5:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, November 17 and 18, 2017. Maps of the tour sites are available by e-mail, Facebook, on websites of participating venues, and at participating studios. Google map URL https://drive.google.com/open?id=1ERg3sIzA7_2QTkP5mcxgMDIeWWQ5Gpsd&usp=sharing