Fayette County, PA - The Between 2 Rivers Artist Trail & Studio Tour is set to take place on Saturday, August 19, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This inaugural event invites art lovers and the broader community to embark on a self-guided artists’ studio tour through Fayette County, Pennsylvania, to discover the hidden gems of the local artistic community.

The Between 2 Rivers Artist Trail offers a unique opportunity to explore private art studios and engage directly with renowned artists in their creative spaces. Visitors will have the chance to witness the artistic process firsthand, gain insight into what inspires the artists, and even purchase original pieces. From ceramics, mosaics, and metalwork to glass, fiber art, jewelry, and painting, the participating artists represent a diverse range of mediums.

Organizers are thrilled to provide an exceptional experience that celebrates the artistic richness of Fayette County, PA. The event is expected to expand annually, with additional sites and artists joining the trail in the coming years. The jury panel responsible for selecting the 2023 participating artists includes Clarence Johnson, Katie Johnson, Erica Knuckles, Erin Riggi, and Tiffany Wilhelm, whose bios can be found on the event website.

Locations selected for the 2023 Between 2 Rivers Studio Tour:

· Rachel Sager's studio in Perryopolis

· Colleen Ramsay’s studio in Connellsville

· Aileen Lampman's studio in Ohiopyle

Artists confirmed for the Between 2 Rivers Artist Trail:

· Beverly DeMotte Santella

· Beverly Niccolai

· Claire Hardy

· Joseph Choppyak

· Lenore Harris

· Lewis B. Barthels

· Lisa Turbeville Markowski

· Ron Jesiolowski

· Thomas E. Bush IV

· Blair Barthels

As the event draws closer, additional artists may be added to the roster, visitors are encouraged to stay updated through the official event website.

The Between 2 Rivers Artist Trail & Studio Tour is made possible through a collaborative effort between Touchstone Center for Crafts, National Road Heritage Corridor, and Fayette County Community Action Agency. By joining forces, these organizations aim to foster artistic appreciation and support within the community. The event is funded in part by the Fayette County Tourism Grant Program and Progress Resources, Inc.

To make the most of the Between 2 Rivers Artist Trail, interested attendees can visit the official event website, www.between2riversarts.com, where they can download the map, find studio locations, and learn more about the participating artists. The website serves as a comprehensive resource for all event-related information, ensuring visitors have a seamless and enjoyable experience.