The Washougal Studio Artists Tour is so popular organizers decided they just can no longer limit it to once a year.
The first Washougal Studio Artists Tour Holiday Art Market will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, and Sunday, Nov. 14, at various locations in Washougal.
“Customers at our Mother’s Day tour asked if we held anything like this near the holidays,” event organizer Shirley Bishop stated in a news release. “Customers were impressed with what they saw, impressed with the quality and uniqueness of the art and wanted access to our local artists for their holiday shopping.”
The event, sponsored in part by a city of Washogal lodging tax fund grant, will feature the works of 10 artists at five Washougal locations.
“I think it’s perfect timing for the studio tour (to expand),” participating artist Tamara Dinius told the Post-Record. “We were blown away by how the public supported us in that first year (2018), and it’s been kind of gaining momentum every year. I think the artists are kind of like, ‘Yeah, this is going to become two events per year, and we’re going to continue to open up our studios to the public and share what we do, what we love.’ And it gives us six months to build our inventory back up.”