Southern Hands Artist Studio Tour (SHAST) Kick Off Reception
Nov. 4th, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Newnan Art Depot
18 Perry Street, Historic Downtown Newnan
See the art, visit with artists and enjoy great food as SHAST artists kick off the tour in this beautiful new art hub. Free and open to the public. SHAST is a two-day self-guided tour of open studios in Fayette and Coweta counties. SHAST is Nov. 11 & 12th. More info at www.SHASTour.com.
5th Annual Southern Hands Artist Studio Tour (SHAST)
Nov. 11th, 9 am – 5 pm and Nov. 12th, 11am – 5pm.
Artists across Fayette and Coweta counties open their studios to the public. Demonstrations, hands-on art fun, art for sale, food during this sneak peek behind the doors of artist studios. Maps, info on the artists and more info at www.SHASTour.com.
5th Annual Southern Hands Artist Studio Tour Slated for 2nd Weekend in November
Tour kicks off November 4th with Reception at Newnan Art Depot
Metro Atlanta, October 27, 2017 --- Artists throughout Fayette and Coweta counties are cleaning their studios and preparing for visitors from across Metro Atlanta, Georgia and surrounding states. This year the free tour expanded to include many new artists in Fayette County and added artists in Coweta. Also new this year, the Newnan Art Depot in historic downtown Newnan is hosting a kick-off reception Saturday, November 4th.
"We are excited about all the new artists and locations that have been added this year," said 2017 Chair and ceramic artist Janet McGregor Dunn. "The support from local art galleries, the art community and the business community has been outstanding!"
Thirty artists in working studios will be showcasing their talents and techniques, answering questions and selling their art during the 5th Annual Southern Hands Artist Studio Tour (SHAST). Visitors will get a rare glimpse behind-the-scenes, see demonstrations and, at many of the artist’s studios, be able to try their hand at creating a work of art November 11th, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and 12th, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The variety of art covers the spectrum to include painting, fused glass, weaving, fiber art, ceramics, jewelry, woodturning, blacksmithing, photography and mixed media. Information on each artist is available on the SHAST website, SHASTour.com.
Newnan Art Depot. 18 Perry St, Newnan, GA 30263, will be hosting the SHAST Kick-Off reception on Saturday, November 4th, from 5 – 8 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public. Visit NewnanArtDepot.com or SHASTour.com for more information. Gift certificates that can be used to purchase art at the Depot or during SHAST will be given away!
Fine Lines Art and Framing and The Boyd Gallery are giving away SHAST gift-certificates valued at $25 or $50 each on the SHAST Facebook page, artstudiotourga. Those wishing to participate and potentially win should simply “like” the SHAST Facebook page and watch for information. The certificates can be used at any SHAST artist’s studio during the tour through the end of November.
Numerous local businesses support SHAST through generous donations. Brent Scarbrough Company, Steven Stinchcomb, Piedmont Insurance, The Town of Turin, Amy Byars Agency, Joan Velsmid and Sherry Stone Blackmon REALTORS, Crain Oil, Christopher Brothers Land Surveying, Janet McGregor Dunn, Fine Lines Art and Framing, The Boyd Gallery, The Newnan Art Depot, Corner Arts Gallery and Studio B Andrea Faye are just a few companies and artists generously supporting the arts in Fayette and Coweta.
To learn more about SHAST, a non-profit, visit the new, updated website, www.SHASTour.com, follow along on Twitter, @shastga, Facebook, artstudiotourga, or sign up for SHAST Blasts on the website.
SHAST was started in Fayette County by local ceramic artist Andrea Boswell to educate those curious about the creative process and to inspire future artists. Each year it has grown and improved thanks to her creative leadership. This year another local ceramic artist, Janet McGregor Dunn, was handed the reins. SHAST is run entirely by volunteer artists with all of those on the tour working to ensure the best possible experience for visitors.
SHAST is held the 2nd weekend in November each year. Visitors are provided with addresses for all the artists or may print a map available on the SHAST website. Guests may start at any studio. Along with art, information and fun, guests can enjoy a variety of refreshments at each studio.