First Annual Boquet Valley Studio Tour held October 7-9

Boquet Valley TourEssex, N.Y. - The First Annual Boquet Valley Studio Tour will be held from October 7 - 9, 2011. Several successful Champlain Valley artists in Elizabethtown, Essex, Westport and Willsboro will open their homes, gardens and studios during a self-guided tour.

"With fall foliage season upon us comes a new opportunity to explore the picturesque landscape, and get introduced to a talented group of artists living and working in the Boquet Valley," said Emily Phillips, event organizer. "Studios and galleries will be opened to the public to get a behind-the-scenes look at the artists' working environment, materials and processes, and to meet the artists."

Participating artists include Ellen Few Anderson (painting), Edward Cornell (painting, sculpture & drawing), Helen Goetz (glass), Meredith Johnston (pottery), Kevin Raines (painting) and Alison Weld (painting).

The event is free and open to the public, and individual artists schedules vary. Official Boquet Valley Studio Tour maps will be available at local visitor centers, participating galleries and artist studios, and many other locations. The map can also be downloaded and printed from the website. For more information, go to www.boquetstudiotour.com, email boquetstudiotour@gmail.com or call 518-964-4555.

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THE BOQUET VALLEY STUDIO TOUR IS MADE POSSIBLE, IN PART, WITH A DEVELOPING COMMUNITY ARTS GRANT WITH PUBLIC FUNDS FROM THE NEW YORK STATE COUNCIL ON THE ARTS DECENTRALIZATION PROGRAM, ADMINISTERED LOCALLY BY THE ARTS COUNCIL FOR THE NORTHERN ADIRONDACKS.