Open Studio Tour
Drive through the spring landscapes of Columbia and Montour counties while visiting the Susquehanna River Arts Artists participating in our 4th Annual Open Studio Tour. During the Artist Studio Tour you will be welcomed into the artist’s workshops to tour their studios, discuss their work and maybe pick up a new piece or two to take home. Bring a friend to share the adventure!
Artist Open Studio Tour Brochure
Download our brochure for a suggested route to travel, driving directions, an over view map of the artists locations, a passport to win free art, and much more! Download the 2015 Open Studio Tour brochure by clicking here!
Studio Tour Kickoff Reception
Saturday, April 4, 2015
1-2 p.m. – FREE exhibit featuring local artwork by the Susquehanna River Arts artists
3:30-4:30 p.m. – FREE reception featuring kid-friendly refreshments and magician Brent Kessler
The Peking Acrobats set the world record for the Human Chair Stack on Fox’s Guinness Book Premiere where they astounded television audiences with their bravery and dexterity as they balanced six people precariously atop six chairs, 21 feet up in the air, without safety lines!
Weis Center for the Performing Arts, 1 Dent Drive, Lewisburg PA 17837
Artist Studio Tour Google Map
When visiting the artists in the loop order listed, it is approximately a 81 mile tour; however, you may visit the artists in whatever order you wish. Here is a customized Google map of the Studio Tour utilizing our suggested route.
Need a place to stay?
Some of our member lodging partners are offering special package deals for those traveling our Open Studio Tour. To view a complete listing of Studio Tour packages, visit our packages page, or click here!
Participating Artist Studio Tour Members:
Glen Klein (Klein Artworks) ~ Photographic Designs
800 Continental Boulevard, Danville, PA 17821
570-275-8899 ~ Facebook.com/GlenKleinArtworks
Directions: Located at the corner of Continental Blvd. (Route 54) and Ferry Street in Danville. Directly across from the gas pumps at Weis shopping plaza.
Doing business as Klein Artworks, I have been a graphic designer for 29 years. My artwork is heavily influenced by this career. Most of my pieces are old found photographs and my own photography, which I manipulate on my computer to create a unique graphic image. All of my work is available in a variety of sizes and can also be purchased as unframed prints.
Robert Holborn Brown (Premier Studios) ~Photographic Arts
232 Mill Street, Danville, PA 17821
570-275-3350 ~ rhbphoto.com, premierphotostudio.com
Directions: From Route 11, turn onto Mill Street. Studio is located on the left side of the street.
As a photographer for over 30 years I use a number of contemporary, alternative and vintage techniques in my projects and exhibits. My work often illustrates images from my extensive travels, culinary explorations and commissioned projects.
William B. Whitmoyer ~ Acrylic Paint, Engraved Glass, and Pencil Arts
373 Wintersteen School Road, Millville, PA 17846
570-394-3656 ~ whitmoyerartstudio.com
Directions: From Millville: Start out on N State St/PA-42. 1.5 mi. Turn right onto State Route 42/PA- 42. 4.1 mi. Turn left onto Wintersteen School Rd. 1.7 mi. Turn right, at Pine Township Municipal Building, to stay on Wintersteen School Rd. 0.2 mi. First Farmhouse on the Left. Alternative Route (includes a dirt road) from Millville: Start out on N State St/PA-42. 1.5 mi. Stay straight to go onto State Route 442/PA-442. 1.6 mi. Turn right onto Shingle Run Rd. 2.0 mi. Turn left onto Wintersteen School Rd. 0.2 mi. First Farmhouse on the Left.
My artwork is a by-product of my curiosity into how things work and my love of life. My creativity drives me to constantly explore a wide range of styles. At my studio, I offer lessons, workshops, retails sales and artworks by commission.
Donna Shaffer ~ Painting & Sculpture
146 Sunken Heights Avenue, Bloomsburg PA 17815
Directions: From Millville, follow 442 East to 42 South, turn right onto Perry Avenue. Take the 2nd right onto Avon Avenue. Avon Avenue turns left and becomes Sunken Heights Avenue. Look for the red house on the left.
Most of my work is based on nature and what I see around me. I call my style Abstract Naturalism.
Jef McGreevy ~ Metal, Mixed Media, Sketches &
Acrylic Paintings with Hand Carved Wooden Frames
Showing at: Chrysalis Salon & Boutique
104 West Main Street, Bloomsburg PA 17815
570-394-4266 ~ jefmcg.com
Directions: Follow 42 South, keep left at the fork, follow signs for US-11 N/Bloomsburg and merge onto US-11 N. Studio is on the right located in the historic, red brick building on the corner built in 1891, across from the fountain.
Come by our Gallery on Main Street to view finished art, works in progress, and more.
Sara Mika (Mock Pie Studio) ~Art Quilts & Fiber Art
Showing at: Chrysalis Salon & Boutique
104 West Main Street, Bloomsburg PA 17815
570-594-8523 ~ mockpiestudio.com
Directions: See Jef’s Previous Listing
Sara’s art quilts are free-motion machine stitched, hand painted, and hand embellished. They are typically small format designs mounted on canvas, reflecting Sara’s unique perception of her surroundings. Her work is one of a kind art, made with heart.
Susan Fulginiti (SEILER BOWERS) ~ Pencil Drawings
712 Oak Street, Bloomsburg PA 17815
570-912-2992 ~ [email protected]
Directions: Follow Route 11 towards Berwick. Take the first right at light across from CVS, turn left onto 7th Street. Go to first right across from big gray building. 3rd house on right.
I was born and raised in this beautiful area of PA. I spent my summers at my grandparents cottage on the Isle Of Que. The memories of those times and the stories we were told inspire my art very much.
Annie Barnhardt ~ Oils, Acrylics, Pencils (Graphite& Color) Stick Inks
750 East 3rd Street, Bloomsburg PA 17815
570-854-1352 ~ [email protected]
Directions: From Bloomsburg, take Route 11 North to East Street. Turn Left on East 5th Street. Turn Left on Spruce Street. Right on East 4th Street. Left on Chestnut Street. House on the left on the corner of Chestnut and East 3rd.
I presently teach workshops and studio classes. My work is included in many private collections, and has been published in many professional journals and books. One of my artist’s books is owned by the Newberry Library. For the last several years I have concentrated on painting and drawing, focusing on children’s portraits, architecture, and bird illustration. I am currently accepting commissions. I look forward to talking to you about my work!
Rita M. Millard ~ Watercolor & Fiber Art
75 Carol Drive, Berwick, PA 18603
570-441-7439 ~ fabricsgaloreonline.com
Directions: From Bloomsburg, turn right onto PA-487 N/ Lightstreet Rd. Continue to follow PA-487 N. Turn right onto State Rte 1008/Fowlersville Rd/Lightstreet Fowlersville Rd. Left onto Cabin Run Road, Left on Carol Drive, go to end of cul de sac. Enter house from side door.
My art is intended to transform the viewer to a place of wanting or a place already visited. Emotions of that experience are left up to the imagination, although subtly, by the artist persuaded.
Heidi Brandt ~ Pysanky & Children’s Book Author
285 Eckroth Road Bloomsburg PA 17815
570-441-7423 ~ Facebook.com/hdfbrandt
Directions: From Bloomsburg, turn right from Lightstreet Road onto Fowlersville Road. Drive 2 miles to Dietterick Hill Rd, turn left. Proceed up over hill to stop sign and turn right unto Eckroth Road; 285 is 1/2 mi on left.
Heidi Brandt is a pysanky artist. Pysanky is a Ukrainian egg decorating art using a batik method of egg dying. Heidi creates pieces of art using the traditional method with traditional symbols. As well, she creates her art from original designs and personalizes eggs on consignment. Heidi is also an author of a children’s book. “Chicken Pox and Posies” is a story from the author’s own life. Asked to be in her sister’s wedding, Heidi fell in love with her beautiful flower girl’s dress, but then, came down with the Chicken Pox. Find out if the flower girl walks down the aisle or is sidelined by this childhood illness.
Joan McCarty ~ Fiber Arts
1483 State Route 487, Orangeville, PA 17859
570-387-8571 ~ [email protected]
Directions: Follow Route 487 North. One mile after the Route 80 interchange. Look on the left for a sign saying “Lightstreet Custom Woodworking.” Located in Lightstreet.
Fiber and fabrics have been a lifelong passion. Living along the creek, working in my garden and traveling all offer inspiration for my work.
Gail Fox ~ Oil, Acrylic, Pastel, Pencil & Handcrafted Natural Stone Sterling Silver Jewelry
Showing at: Forever Green and Pickering Winery
1549 Pennsylvania 487, Orangeville, PA 17859
570-387-7784 ~ gailfoxfineart.com
Directions: Follow Route 487 North. One mile after the Route 80 interchange. Look on the left for a sign saying “Forever Green and Lightstreet Engraving”
Gail Fox is primarily self-taught and has taken classes from various artists. Her long time love of horses and equine graphite drawings prompted her to begin sketching in late 2003. Plein air painting in the Pennsylvania countryside is one of her favorite experiences as an artist. Her love for all-things-natural is captured in her art, jewelry and personality.
Abigail Smith Kurecian ~ Ceramics
502 Main Street, Orangeville, PA 17859
570-441-8132 ~ [email protected]
Directions: Follow Route 487 North, 5miles from the Lightstreet I-80 Interchange. Once in Orangeville, Rt. 487 becomes Main Street. Look for the Green and Purple porch next to Briar Creek Insurance. Park in their lot.
Color and pattern from my painting and illustration background make my functional stoneware fun and whimsical. They will brighten any day.
Pam Thomas ~ Pastels, Pen & Ink
Showing at: Century 21 Covered Bridges Realty, Inc.
99 Main Street, Benton, PA 17814
570-204-6379 ~ www.clotheslinedesign.vpweb.com
Directions: Travel Route 487 North to Benton – look for the Century 21 Covered Bridges Realty, Inc. sign on the right, just after crossing the bridge.
The “covered bridges artist” has original pastels and giclee prints of area scenes as well as calligraphy, works in progress, and homemade goodies. Please stop by!
Sandra Tranor (BlackBear Pottery & Fine Art) ~ Pottery
210 McHenry Alley, Benton, PA 17814
570-925-2060 ~ blackbearpottery-finearts.com
Directions: Traveling North from Bloomsburg (rt 487/239, Main Street) make a right turn in Benton at the alley North of the Exxon gas station. The studio is on the left on the street behind the gas station (McHenry Alley), a white two story block building trimmed in red.
Owner/operator and pottery instructor of BlackBear Pottery for the past 7 years.
Richard Lilley ~ Oil Paintings
4614 Red Rock Road (Rt. 487) Benton, PA 17814
484-332-3922 ~ [email protected]
Directions: Heading north on Route 487, we are the first house on the right after Mill Race Golf Course, just north of Benton.
Making my way through life as an artist has always been an adventure. I find myself enjoying my oil painting in the country, surrounded by flora and fauna at peace with what I am accomplishing. It is a satisfying life in rural Columbia County! Inspiration is everywhere!
Learn More about the Susquehanna River Artists
If you are interested in learning more about the Susquehanna River Artists participating in the Open Studio Tour, as well as a few more who were unable to join us this year, please visit their web page at www.iTourColumbiaMontour.com/Susquehanna-River-Arts.