Read comments Become better acquainted with local artists through the BIG ARTS Artists Studio Tour and the Members Art Show and Sale on Friday, April 16 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Studio Tour tickets are limited and can be purchased for $45.
Artists Studio Tour begins at BIG ARTS at 9 a.m. where tour participants pick up their tour map and information for the day, and view the art exhibits. The artists on this year's Studio Tour include sculptor James Hixson, glass artist Petra Kaiser, and painters Heidi Keevins, Lance Koprowski, Rosalyn McGlynn, and Susan Scott. Lunch will be at the Captiva Island Yacht Club.
BIG ARTS galleries will also be open featuring the Southwest Florida Craft Guild Exhibit in Phillips Gallery, and an exhibit featuring artwork by Sue Baker, Carina Bjorck, Marcy Calkins, Paula Eckerty, Sarah Edwardson, and Rita Mach Skoczen in Founders Gallery.
Anyone who does not wish to go on the tour of the artists' homes can still support local artists by visiting the Member Art Show and Sale in Boler Garden and attend a wine and cheese reception with music by guitarist Mike McMillan at John Grey Painting, at 695 Tarpon Bay Road, Suite 5 (Promenade Center across from Sanibel Post Office) from 4 to 6 p.m. Reception and Member Arts Sale are free and open to the public.
For further information about the tour, programs at BIG ARTS, to purchase tickets, to sign up for workshops, or to become a member, stop by BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road Sanibel, call (239) 395-0900, e-mail info@BIGARTS.org, or log on to www.BIGARTS.org.by CATHY PAUS