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November 15, 2009 (Julian) - On November 21 and 22 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., artists and artisans from the Julian Arts Guild invites the public to in an open studios and galleries tour. What better way to do some early holiday shopping and enjoy the beautiful backroads and byways near the historic gold mining town of Julian?


Artists’ studios and galleries in Julian and Warner Springs are located all over - on main streets, in the hills and valleys, down Banner Grade and in Wynola, in barns, houses and outbuildings. Many are picturesque but hard to find; most are closed to the public except for one weekend a year--the annual Julian Arts Guild Open Studio Tour.


Rain or shine, fifteen artists and four galleries will be open to visitors, providing a unique opportunity to see artists in their work environment.


Most of the artists will have works available for purchase. The media will include paintings, art quilts, pottery, glass sculpture, jewelry, handmade cards and more. Many artists offer smaller items at very affordable prices in addition to more expensive works, resulting in a choice of unusual and original Christmas gifts at all price levels.


Maps cost $10.00. Proceeds go to cover costs and support activities of the Julian Art Guild which include workshops and programs, most of which are open to the public. Maps can be purchased from participating artists and the following sites in Julian and Wynola:


Mountain Beadworks, Wynola Junction Antiques and Wynola Pizza in Wynola-The Julian Chamber of Commerce, Falcon Gallery, Julian Art Gallery and Yesteryears in Julian


The studio locations both in and out of town, will be well marked with signs. For more information, please go to www.julianartsguild.org.

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