"Artstock will celebrate its 17th Annual Artist Studio Tour throughout the greater Greensboro area the weekend of October 11th and 12th. Studios will be open on Saturday from 10am-5pm and Sunday from 1-5pm. The tour is free and open to the public – look for the red balloons at each location! Artist Site Lists will be available at all participating artists’ location and on the tour website: www.artstocktour.com after September 15th.
Art lovers, patrons and new collectors are invited to visit Individual artists participating at 14 studio sites; come and be inspired by their diverse talents in all media! The participating artists will be displaying their works in their own studios as well as at group and gallery locations. A variety of media is represented: painting, sculpture, pottery, jewelry, collage and mixed media.
Our Mission: Artstock collectively represents individual visual artists in the greater Greensboro area by annually presenting our Studio Tour the second weekend of October. By promoting the distinctive talent of each artist, we in turn focus on and celebrate the creativity within our broader local community.
Arts Connect II: The Artstock 2014 slogan is “Arts Connect II.” The slogan came to us from TEDx on NPR. TEDx is a non-profit devoted to “Ideas Worth Spreading.” It started out in 1984 as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design (TED). Since then its scope has become ever broader. What prompted our interest in “Arts Connect” is a 2013 TEDx Talk by Amanda Palmer, musician, which aired on our local NPR stations entitled “How do you get people to pay for music?” Hear her talk at: http://www.npr.org/2013/07/05/181868750/how-do-you-get-people-to-pay-for-music. All talks are the property of Ted.com and the full talk is available at www.TED.com. Her focus was not how to get people to buy her music, but how she could get people to WANT to buy her work. She explores the many ways to do that. Artstock would like to apply that to visual arts.
Artstock artists have been encouraged to continue to pursue the ideas expressed through these talks by finding new, different, inspirational and exceptional ways to offer their works to their customers and patrons. In 2013, Artstock artists offered free prints, gave a portion of their sales to a variety of non-profits and offered works on a “Make An Offer” basis. In 2014, these ideas have continued to grow and become more diverse.
More information may be obtained by visiting: www.artstocktour.com. "
- A Press Release