Third Annual SoStudio Tour to Showcase Gulfport Artists
The Third Annual SoStudio Tour is scheduled for Memorial Day weekend, Saturday, May 25 from
1-7 p.m., and Sunday, May 26 from 1-4 p.m. The Tour features artists’ open studios, galleries, receptions, and demonstrations.
The tour will showcase many artists well-known in Gulfport as well as some new-found artists. More than 15 tour locations will display artists’ work. Among artists participating are Janet Corrigan, Ricca Fischer, Byron Howes, Derrick Johnson, Mary Joyner, Cynthia Linden, Owen Pach, Jonathon Schork, Melissa Schultz, Keith Stillwagon, Monika Watson, Catherine Weaver, and Mia Williams.
Among other demonstrations, “Art Car” Artist Jennifer Kosharek (eve-n-odd.blogspot.com) will show off her spray-paint art as she paints a vehicle on Sunday at the Gulfport Arts Center (GAC), 2726 54th Street S.) Working artists at the Industrial Arts Center of Gulfport will also have ongoing demonstrations of hot glass work during the two-day event. A silent auction and closing reception will take place at the Gulfport Arts Center on Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m.
A $10 tour guide will serve as a pass into the studios, galleries, and receptions around town. Guides may be purchased at Domain Home Accessories & Gallery (3129 Beach Blvd. S.), Beach Bazaar (3115 Beach Blvd. S.), the Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce (4926 Gulfport Blvd. S.), and T and Me Tea Company (2908½ Beach Blvd. S. in the Art Village Courtyard). During the two-day event, guides will also be available for purchase from the Gulfport Arts Center and the Longhouse (2309 49th St. S.).
SoStudio Tour 2013 is sponsored by The 49th Street South Business Association and the Gulfport Merchants Association. For more information, contact Barbara Nicolazzo at 727-347-4786 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.