TRAILS - Yosemite Foothills Open Studio Tour - Friday, Saturday and
Sunday, September 30th through October 2nd, 2016
Welcome to the
14th annual Sierra Art Trails Yosemite Foothills Open Studio Tour.
Sierra Art Trails is the most anticipated arts event in the Yosemite
Foothills. The show gives art enthusiasts the chance to see fine art and
fine crafts in the making, and to purchase works directly from the people who
The show takes place in homes, studios, galleries, and businesses
in more than a dozen communities in Eastern Madera and Mariposa
Counties, featuring artists and artisans working in a wide range of
media including painting, photography, jewelry, sculpture, fiber arts,
woodcarving, ceramics, glass, and more!
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Sierra Art Trails
is a 501(c)(4) Non-profit corporation dedicated to supporting working artists and
artisans by promoting and showcasing their work. Each year, our
organization produces the annual Open Studio Tour and a number of other unique
art exhibits and art related events. Art Trails raises funds for student
scholarships, public arts, community
awards for artists and art organizations, and a
unique student sponsorship program.
Through these activities we seek to
increase public awareness of the importance of the arts in our lives, and the
role that artists play in building and maintaining a vibrant culture,
stimulating imagination and invention, and improving quality of life.
The festivities kick off in early September with the
Sierra Art Trails Preview Exhibit at Stellar Gallery.
The Preview Exhibit is open through the Art
weekend, and includes a representative piece by each artist in the show.
Viewing the preview exhibit is a great way to plan your weekend, discover the
work that you most want to see, and plan your route to the studios you want to
price of admission to Sierra
Trails is $20.00, which includes the annual tour catalog, your “ticket for
two” for the event. Catalogs include a list of artists and their
viewing locations, and detailed maps to get you there. The Preview
Exhibit is free and open to the public from 11 am to 5 pm six days a week,
By participating in the tour as an artist or as a visitor, you are not only
supporting the arts, you are also benefiting our foothills communities, and
helping to make our area a place people look forward to visiting. Please
join us! Artists interested in applying can download the application and
find general information on the event web site. Sierra Art Trails
encourages artists from outside the region to participate. No matter where you
are from you can apply!