Artists living in the Alameda area have banded together to organize the first of what they hope will be an annual studio tour event.
Around 25 artists with studios clustered around Alameda Boulevard will open their doors from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday for the Alameda Studio Tour.
The range of artistic creations includes paintings, glass, jewelry, sculpture, pottery, recycled art, wearable art woven from alpaca fiber and the works of a chocolatier.
“We’d like the public to be able to see artists in their workspace and have a chance to talk to them,” said Jeff Potter, one of the main organizers of the tour.
Potter has been based in Alameda for 20 years. He specializes in oils and pastels and has recently begun working with linoleum block prints.
Tour visitors will be able to get a preview of the artwork from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at a tent show at a studio at 834 Alameda NW. Visitors can meet the artists, see some of their work, enjoy food and music and take a chance to win one of the pieces donated by the artists as a raffle prize.
Potter said he was inspired to organize a studio tour for artists in the Alameda area after visiting a similar event in Placitas and participating in the Corrales studio tour.
Alameda Studio Tour
WHAT: 26 artists, 16 studios
WHEN: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
PREVIEW: 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at 834 Alameda NW
MORE INFORMATION: www.alamedastudiotour.com