Thanks for stopping by. Planning for this year’s Open Studios – Botetourt tour is officially underway as of today. It sounds like everyone has great ideas for making this the best tour yet. So we hope you will check back often over the coming months to see what develops, and then join us this October 24 & 25!
An Open Studios – Botetourt show on display at the Glebe in Daleville, October 2-30.
The Glebe, the premier retirement community located in Daleville, VA will be displaying sample works from all 10 of this year’s OpenStudios – Botetourt artists. From an organically shaped mirror from woodworker Willie Simmons to a beautiful poppy portrait from painter/printmaker Nancy Dahlstrom, this show is a great place to start if you’d like an overview of the work you will find on the 2014 Tour.
200 The Glebe Blvd, Daleville, VA 24083 (take the road next to Ikenberry Orchard on 220)
An Open Studios – Botetourt preview is now showing at the WVTF/Radio IQ Studios.
The works of Open Studios – Botetourt artists, are currently on display in the WVTF and RADIO IQ Studio Gallery, at 3250 Kingsbury Lane in Roanoke, VA, until October 19, 2014. An opening reception was held with OSB members in a free Art Gallery Open House on August 15, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Food and wine will be provided. The gallery is open during regular business hours.
The WVTF Public Radio and RADIO IQ Roanoke Art Gallery is curated and hosted by the League of Roanoke Artists.
Saturday, October 25- 10am-5pm
Sunday, October 26- 11am-5pm
Many of the Roanoke Valley area’s leading artists live and create in scenic Botetourt County. This fall, 10 Botetourt artists have joined with the Botetourt County Office of Tourism for the fourth annual self-guided driving tour of artists’ working studios. Enjoy this free event and rare opportunity to visit the artists in their studios and homes, viewing rich and varied works both completed and in progress. Have a chance to purchase original artwork and learn about the tools and materials used to create it.
Whether you are a collector, or simply curious about art, this is an opportunity to converse one-on-one with artists while enjoying the added pleasure of the beautiful fall foliage and landscape of Botetourt County. The artist’s studios are located throughout the county so look for the Open Studios logo on signs along your way.
Be sure to pick up your “passport card” at your first stop and have your card stamped at each studio you visit. Then leave the card at the last studio visited and be entered to win a $150 gift certificate towards an art purchase of your own. Visit one studio or all of them. Just enjoy the weekend, your scenic drive, and the artistic culture you’re sure to experience along the way.
Emerging High School Artists of Botetourt County
This year, 20 Art students from Lord Botetourt and James River High Schools were selected and made work on canvases provided by OSB, themed: “My Favorite Food.” Their works are displayed in each of the studios and are for sale. The Botetourt Food Pantry will receive 50 to 100% from student sales.