2010 art tour features area galleries, studios

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The Switzerland County and Ohio County tourism offices have announced the dates for next year’s “Creative Spaces Rural Places Studio Art Tour” weekend.

The free event will take place April 24th-25th, 2010 throughout galleries, studios, and businesses located across both Indiana counties.

Nearly 40 artists are scheduled to appear at approximately 25 locations during the event. Sculpture, paint, glass, fiber, steel, wood, and photography are a few of the mediums that will be represented.

“The collaboration of the two counties during this event exposes the public to a wide array of talent in our area,” said Kendal Miller, public relations spokesperson for Switzerland County Tourism. “This art tour is full of wonderful opportunities to familiarize locals and tourists with not only Switzerland and Ohio Counties, but to meet and converse with its artists in their personal and professional environments.”

The tour is from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday; and is open to the public.

For more information including requesting a copy of the 2010 Creative Spaces Rural Places Tour map, log on to www.creativespacesruralplaces.com.

Information can also be obtained by contacting Switzerland County Tourism at 427-3237 or www.vevayin.com; or from Ohio County Tourism in Rising Sun at 888-776-4786 or www.enjoyrisingsun.com.

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The website for the annual Creative Spaces Rural Places Art Tour is now live. The site can be viewed at http://www.creativespacesruralplaces.com.

Several months in the making, the new site displays artists’ videos and a directory, a tour map of both counties, and an e-brochure for downloads. Tour package information is also forthcoming.