The Second Annual Randolph Ramble Open Studio Tour and Sale will be held on October 19-20, 2013. You are invited to explore an array of original art created by local artists while enjoying the fall colors of October in Central North Carolina. Visitors will take a free, self-guided tour through the beautiful rural scenery of the Randolph County area to visit local artists' workplaces and take advantage of studio pricing on a fine selection of exquisite art pieces.
The Randolph Ramble Open Studio Tour, sponsored by the participating artists, the Liberty Artisan and Crafts Gallery, the Co-op of Seagrove Potters, Brightside Gallery, and the Randolph Arts Guild, spotlights a diverse selection of art by regional artists in the Randolph County area. The tour promotes the distinctive talent of each artist, and in turn underlines the creativity within our broader community. The participating artists will display their work in their own studios as well as at group locations where you can view their original creations, get a peek at the artist’s working environment and processes, and possibly watch a demonstration by the artist!
Each studio will have art for sale so we invite you to keep your holiday gift list in mind. There will be a wide variety of unique gifts affordably priced along with larger pieces for the art collector.
Studios will be open for the tour from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. This tour is open to the public – look for the blue balloons at each location! In addition, there will be an opening reception on Friday, October 18 from 6-8pm at the Moring Arts Center in Asheboro, where the artists will exhibit a sampling of what will be available on the tour.
Maps to the various studios and information on the artists can be obtained at the Randolph Arts Guild, 123 Sunset Ave., Asheboro, NC, or online here after September 2.
This event is an exciting way to enjoy the beautiful landscapes of Randolph County and experience and purchase original art by the wonderful artists of this area of North Carolina. We welcome suggestions to help make this tour a success for this and future years.
Artists: if you want to be a part of the tour
2. Submit your entry form and fees
3. Forms and fees due by July 1, 2013
Become a “Friend of the Tour”
We are excited to kick off the Second Annual Randolph Ramble Open Studio Tour. The tour is supported by the artists' participation fees, the Randolph Arts Guild, and our sponsors.
All funds will be utilized to support and promote the Randolph Ramble Open Studio Tour and visual, literary, and performing arts county-wide.
We invite you to help support the tour and allow us to keep expanding and improving the tour in future years. All who donate will be posted on our webpage. Corporate contributions of $150 or more will be acknowledged in print and on-line Tour publications, along with your website link.
2013 Randolph Ramble Sponsors
|The Co-op of Seagrove Potters136 West Main St.
Seagrove, NC 27341
Contact: David Fernandez
Description: The Co-op of Seagrove Potters is a group of ten local potters brought together as the brainchild of David Fernandez.
|The Liberty Artisan & Craft Gallery5546 NC Hwy 49N
Liberty, NC 27298
Contact: Gail Morgan
Description: A showcase of fine crafts & arts by local & NC artists. The Liberty Artisan & Craft Gallery is also a local source for beekeeping equipment and supplies, including woodenware, hats, gloves, veils, smokers, frames, wax foundation, and tools.www.facebook.com/The-Liberty-Artisan-Craft-Gallery
|Brightside Gallery170 Worth St.
Asheboro, NC 27203
Contact: Amy Keith Barney or Mary Murkin
Description: Brightside Gallery is the premier location for your varied tastes in shopping experiences. We offer a well-edited mix of artwork, specialty high-end home décor, and pay homage to the past with unique vintage finds and recycled goods. We feature local, national and emerging designers, artists and craftsmen. We also have a dedicated classroom for teaching and a newly renovated carriage house available to the community for event hosting.