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March 26, 2011 (Ramona)--If you've ever wondered what an artist’s studio really looks like, now is your chance to see for yourself. Eighteen award winning artists from Ramona have been invited to open their studios to visitors. Meet these artists, discuss their work and process, and even add to your art collection if you're so inclined.


The tour will feature a variety of art including fused glass, painting, sculpture, art quilts, jewelry, ceramics, woodwork and metalwork. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, April 9th and 10th.


The goal of this highly anticipated art event is to broaden the awareness and appreciation of the artistic talent of local artists by giving residents and visitors alike a unique exposure to Ramona’s creative and diversified art community. Open Studios tour creates connections, fosters relationships, and helps builds community appreciation of the arts. Sponsored by the Ramona Chamber of Commerce, proceeds from ticket sales will help fund community events.


Artists featured on this year's tour include: Susie Amundson, Venus Andrecht, Molly Jaeger-Begent and Dave Begent, Jim Berger, Donna Davis, Lyn Feudner, Linda Kelly, Carol Levin, Jolinda Marshall, Carolyn Nespolo, Tracy Potter, John Hyder, Leslie Souza, Jil Streed, Nancy Wiley, Helen Wilson and Regina Wilson. To view the artists’ work and learn more about the tour visit www.ramonaart.com.


The self-guided tour may be viewed in any order. Tickets are $10 per person and include a full-color brochure with map. To purchase tickets by phone, call the Ramona Chamber of Commerce at (760) 789-1311 or stop at the chamber office at 960 Main St. Monday through Friday.  Tickets may also be purchased in Ramona at: Daniel's Express (1350 Main St.), Daniel's West (17718 Hwy. 67), The Java Hut (23658 San Vicente Road in San Diego Country Estates) and at the artists’ studios on the days of the event. Watch for the bright yellow "Open Studio" signs.

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