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The Carl Cherry Center for the Arts welcomes six exhibiting artists during the Monterey County Artists Open Studio Tour weekend, September 24 and 25, 2016. The six: Bobbie Belvel, Gloria Jelladian, Edi Matsumoto, Vivienne Riggio, Lester Schwabe, and Kay Walters, include painters, sculptors, photographers, and glass makers. Each will present recent work.

The Monterey County Artists Open Studio Tour is a free, twenty-six-year-old event that welcomes the public into artists’ studios and exhibition spaces to meet the artists and see art where it starts. The art works on display are for sale, and many artists demonstrate an aspect of their process. One hundred fifteen artists and arts organizations are participating this year, over two weekends. The first weekend, September 24 and 25, features coastal, Peninsula, and Carmel Valley artists. The second, October 1 and 2, features Salinas, North County and Salinas Valley artists. Several artists will open their studios both weekends.

Pick up a free map of the tour in the September 15th Monterey County Weekly, at the Arts Habitat office, at ArtsHabitat.org, or at participating venues. Digital maps are available at bit.ly/mcaost. You may decide to visit a few studios in your neighborhood (there are several open near the Carl Cherry Center for the Arts), or explore new territory. The Monterey County Artists Open Studio Tour is an opportunity to discover the rich and vital art of the Central Coast first hand.

The Monterey County Artists Open Studio Tour is organized by Arts Habitat, whose mission is to connects and collaborate with artists and arts organizations in Monterey County to foster a dynamic, growing community, while leading the way to a thriving center for the arts at East Garrison. Arts Habitat is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization.


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