ArtJones Open Studio Tour
Saturday, December 5th (10am-5pm) and Sunday, December 6th (11am-4pm)
2901 Beach Boulevard South
Gulfport, FL 33707
Gulfport, FL – The ArtJones Open Studio Tour has become a highlight on the holiday arts calendar in the Tampa region over its first three years for its intimate look inside the working studios of some of the area’s finest artists. This year, in accordance with social distancing guidelines and COVID-19 safety protocols, organizers have refashioned the previously indoor event into an outdoor walking tour through scenic downtown Gulfport, with 12 fine artists spread across seven outdoor locations.
Ceramic artist Brenda McMahon founded ArtJones four years ago and owns Brenda McMahon Gallery on Beach Boulevard, one of seven stops along the tour.
“ArtJones celebrates its 4th year as Gulfport’s premier professional open studio tour and with that, a new format. Fewer stops and closer venues makes this year a satisfying 2-mile downtown walking tour. If you prefer wheels, you can get around easily and still enjoy the work of 12 artists at our 7 outdoor venues.”
Jewelers Doug D’Souza and Berkeley Grimball join a talented list of ten ArtJones veterans for this year’s tour, including the ceramic artist McMahon, painters Anna Ayres, Jila Davoodi, Jack Providenti, Monika Watson and Melissa Zodda, fused and stained glass artist Diane Bragg, photographer Larry Busby and fiber artists Alice Pickett Lewis and Elizabeth Neily.
“We have a few new faces, some stunning jewelry and a host of quality paintings, fiber, ceramics and glass,” adds McMahon. “We hope you round the bend on 2020 donning an artful mask and anticipating a weekend of art buying for the holiday season.”
As with all public events in Gulfport, the ArtJones walking tour meets and exceeds all safety protocols and social distancing guidelines as part of Gulfport STRONG, a heightened public safety awareness campaign launched in September.
For more information and to download a map of this year’s walking tour, please visit artjonesstudiotour.com or on Facebook @weareartjones and Instagram @artjonesgulfportfl.
About the Host: ArtJones is an independent artist-run collective. The rotating list of artists is selected by invitation.
Contact: James Briggs