The 2018 tour features 10 studios and twelve artists who work in a variety of mediums including pottery, sculpture, jewellery, blown glass, photography, printmaking, painting, mixed media, stone carving, textiles and drawing.Special events planned for the weekend include ‘5-minute-experimental-portraits’ by photographer Alexis McKeown, a Saturday printmaking demonstration by Jennifer d'Entremont, glass blowing demonstrations at Fireweed Glass Studio both days of the tour, and more.
Artists of Elk Run: 2018 Open Studio Tour - Special Events
The public is welcome to attend these special events during the weekend:
Fireweed Glass Studio
Watch glass blowing demonstrations to see molten glass transformed into works of art. Demonstrations will take place 11 am to 4 pm on Saturday and Sunday.
Tony Bloom Studios
Tony will introduce his work in progress Orogens: The Canmore Formation, the Town of Canmore's public art piece to be installed in Spring/Summer 2019. Visitors can chat with Tony and see what’s involved in producing a piece of this scale and complexity.
Alexis McKeown Portrait
The ‘5-minute-experimental-portrait’ challenge will take place in Alexis’ photography studio during the tour and will incorporate multiple creative techniques to make portraits that are fun, unique and a bit outside the box.
Jennifer d'Entrement Studio
Jennifer will be doing a printmaking demonstration on Saturday, Dec. 1 from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm, using her studio press.
Peig Abbott Sculpture
Peig will be hosting Monique DeNault, a guest artist from Calgary. Monique is a mixed media artist using Encaustic Medium, a blend of Beeswax and Demar Resin. Her latest work showcases birds of Alberta.
Recommended by Artists of Elk Run: our faves in the neighbourhood!
While not officially part of the Artists of Elk Run group, these neighbourhood stops are awesome!
Wild Life Distillery: a favorite neighbourhood meeting place for artists and visitors alike. Wild Life will be hosting a special meet-and-greet reception for the public to join our artists after the tour on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018 from 5 pm to 8 pm. Wild Life Distillery Tours also available on the weekend. Watch for a specially-crafted Artists of Elk Run cocktail! #160, 105 Bow Meadows Crescent.
Mountain Blends Coffee Roasters: Not usually open weekends, Mountain Blends will open specially for our open studio tour on Saturday, Dec. 1 from 10 am to 3 pm & Sunday, Dec. 2 from 11 am to 3pm! #11, 102 Bow Meadows Crescent.
Valbella Gourmet Foods: A great destination to have lunch during Saturday’s tour, Valbella will be open from 9 am to 5 pm only on Saturday. Closed Sunday. 104 Elk Run Boulevard.
Snacks provided by The Organic Box https://www.theorganicbox.ca/