Artisan association’s fall tour to start next week

This year’s Boundary Artisan Association (BAA) fall studio tour is a two-day celebration of arts, culture and heritage in Boundary Country on Sept. 24 to 25.

This year’s Boundary Artisan Association (BAA) fall studio tour is a two-day celebration of arts, culture and heritage in Boundary Country on Sept. 24 to 25.

Join us for a broad cultural experience, which includes the Boundary artisans in their studios, as well as galleries, museums and art centres from Rock Creek to Christina Lake.  With even more venues and expanded to a full weekend of fun, come discover the cultural and creative face of the Boundary at the fifth annual Boundary Artisan Studio Tour.

Visitors can pick up the BAA Studio Tour map, available free at visitor info centres in the Boundary, Gallery 2, as well as the Farmer’s Market and participating studios.  There is no charge to take in the studio tour.

The expanded event will allow visitors to travel to the venues that most interest them.  “The BAA studio tour is a great excuse to discover the creativity in your own neighborhood, or take a road trip to experience the inspiration in studios farther afield.  Self directed and free, just grab the map and go,” says Chris Dalziel.

The fall BAA Studio Tour has eight participants this year, including the newly-opened Christina Living Arts Centre and Studio 2 – the Grand Forks District Arts and Heritage Centre.

Highlights of the fall tour include Leta Bak’s Root’s Down studio. Leta’s new work is focused on local people and local agriculture.

“The idea is to promote what we are already accomplishing: people helping each other out, families having fun, local food production and much more,” she says.  Leta has a distinctive vision, having grown up in the Boundary, filtered through a lens of hard work and artistic talent.  Don’t miss this opportunity to see her at work in her own environment and enjoy her unique vision of the Boundary.

Nineteen artists and artisans are joining the fall tour for the first time this year in Rock Creek.

It’s a one-stop paradise of art at the Rock Creek Farmer’s Market, on Hwy. 3, next to Rags, Relics and Rutabagas.  Aboriginal art, carvings, paintings and fibre art are just a few of the fantastic offerings.

If you are navigating the tour using the Summer Studio Tour Map, please note that two artists are absent from the fall tour. College Road Pottery and Joybilee Farm are not participating in the BAA Fall Studio Tour this year.

You can pick up an updated map at Gallery 2 or the Grand Forks Info

Centre.