San Benito Open Joyce Oroz

It’s coming soon—the San Benito Open Studios Art
Tour, set for the weekend of April 28—29, 2012, 10:00 to 4:00. One of the best
shows in the state and you are invited!
The San Benito County Arts Council hosts the annual
tour every spring throughout San Benito County, including Aromas, Hollister and
San Juan Batista. It offers the public a unique opportunity to visit local
artists’ studios, shop for original artwork and experience how and where work
is created. For the artists, it is a wonderful opportunity to build
relationships and gain experience in exhibiting their work.
Open Studios Art
Tour highlights the work of artists such as Barb Francis, Steve Snyder, Darlene
Boyd, Jane Rekedal and Gayle Sleznick and many others, fifteen in all. You are
invited to visit artist’s studios featuring photography, paintings, sculptures,
textiles, handmade jewelry, quilts, stained glass, clay and a rural winery that
designs unique, hand-painted labels for their boutique wines.
The Blak Sage
Gallery will host a Preview Exhibition of Open Studio Artists’ work and the
work of Emerging Artists from March 31st to April 26th. A
Preview Reception will be held on April 13, from 5:00 to 8:00 pm at the Gallery
and will feature the Hollister Downtown Association’s Charming Chairs Silent
Auction, wine from local vintners, music and a chance to win fabulous prizes.
The Open Studios
map and artist directory will be available at
the Blak Sage Gallery, 727 San Benito Street, and at various artists’ studios
and galleries. You may also download a copy at
For more information, please contact Jennifer at 636-2787 or


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