2016 Artrails Gala and Studio Tour
16th Annual ARTrails
Now is the time to make plans for ARTrails 2017 Annual Studio Tour.
ARTrails is working with other arts and community organizations to make your 2017 visit even better. We will be adding other events and "happenings" as we get closer to them.
Make your plans now to spend a delightful fall weekend driving through the region’s historic communities and meandering along back roads while enjoying wonderful art, talking to the artists and watching them at work in their studios. Gather a carload of friends, share the gas, see how and where the artists work, find your favorite pieces of art and discover Southwest Washington.
The 2016 tour will open with the Gala Reception on Friday, September 16th, at the Exhibition Gallery in downtown Centralia’s Historic Train Depot (210 Railroad Avenue, Centralia WA).
The Studio Guide with directions and photos of each artist’s work, is available now.
Artwork includes Paintings, Sculpture, Glass, Jewelry, Pottery, Mixed Media, Fiber Art, Carved Wood, Basketry, Enameling, Collage, and much more.
Click the Cover Image or click HERE to view the 2016 Studio Guide. 2017 guide will be published summer 2017
Call for ARTists
16th Annual ARTrails
ARTrails invites you to become a part of one of the fastest growing, most vibrant arts communities in Southwest Washington.
Applications are now being accepted! Deadline for entries is set for February 1, 2017.
Download the 2017 Application and Guidelines pdf -
We all know how difficult it can be to jury into a show, especially the first time. Now is the time to start preparing your art works! Get to painting, sculpting, julery making, or whatever you do. Do it now, so you are ready! Juries can be intimidating, but don't let that stop you. It feels wonderful to get that email welcoming you to the show. If it turns out that you aren't accepted, always remember it is only one opinion and the jury for ARTrails (and most other shows) change annually. What one jury doesn't accept another may love, so keep improving, keep working, keep creating and keep applying. Keep in mind that if you haven't been turned down at least once by a jury, you probably aren't pushing yourself enough.
ARTrails provides a wonderful opportunity for artists to increase the awareness of arts as a significant part of community life, promote their work, and provide an enjoyable and inspiring educational experience for the public.