Off the Beaten Path Studio Tour around Mountain View

The 8th annual “Off the Beaten Path” Studio Tour will take place September 18th, 19th, and 20th. This free self-guided driving tour of artists’ studios in Mountain View, Calico Rock, Pineville, and Fox, includes the diverse and exciting work of over 30 local artists in the setting where their art is created. These talented artists will open their private working studios to the public on this special weekend from 9 am to 6 pm on Friday and Saturday, and from 10 am to 4 pm on Sunday.
To guide you on the tour, we have prepared a 40 page printed “Guide to Artists’ Studios” which provides information about each of the artists with a map and directions to each of the studios on the tour.  To get your copy of the Guide, register at one of the locations in the tour area by filling out a brief information form to help us better advertise and promote the tour next year.  Register for the tour and pick up your free Guide to Artists’ Studios at the Chamber of Commerce on the Square in Mountain View and on Historic Main Street in Calico Rock, as well at the following locations: in Mountain View, Aunt Minnie’s Yellow House, The Arkansas Craft Gallery,  the Dulcimer Shoppe, Candy Bouquet, The Wildflower Bed & Breakfast, Pinewood Cabins, Turner Coffee Tree, and Mikey‘s Smoked Meats; in Calico Rock at Don Quixote’s Restaurant, and Brookfalls Restaurant; in Leslie at both Serenity Farms Bakery locations on Main St. and on Highway 65 South; at the Buffalo Coffee Co. in Mountain Home; at Morningside Coffee House in Batesville; and at the Ashley House B & B in Melbourne.  You can also get tour information and register online at
The Citizens Bank in Mountain View will be hosting an Artists Reception and Exhibit on Friday night, September 18th, from 7 to 9 pm for artists, sponsors, and tour guests. The Reception will be catered by the Ozarka Culinary Arts Class, Ozarka Community College in Melbourne. The public is invited to this free event.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to meet the artists in their own environment and see where and how they work as well as their wonderful creations. This year’s artists are: Pam and Ed Alexander, Garden Art and Photography; Loretta Babak, Painting; Joe Bruhin, Wood Fired Pottery; Linda Caperton, Candles; Sue Coon, Painting; David and Becki Dahlstedt, Stoneware Pottery; Steve and Arlone Folkers, Wood and Fiber; Doris Fountain, Primitive Folk Art; Gwen Furey, Stained Glass and Photography; Rosemary Geisser, Chainmaille Jewelry; Joy Harp, Painting and Rug Hooking; Sage and Tom Holland, Flame worked Beads; Leon Jennings, White Oak Baskets; Owen Rein, Traditional American Woodworking; Ann Snyder, Painting; Pat Thompson and Scott Riedy, Heritage Springs Blacksmiths; Phillip Walrod, Photography; Beverly and Russ Wilhite, Painting; Jeanette Larson and Shawn Hoefer, Fiber Arts and Wooden Tools; Leon Creasey, Woodturning; and new artists Marc and Paulette Palmer, fine art; Huey Peters, Photography; and Carolyn Cushing, Painting.
In March, 2009, the Off the Beaten Path Studio Tour won the prestigious Henry Award for Community Tourism which is awarded annually at the Governor’s Conference on Tourism in recognition of “an individual or organization which has achieved substantial success in the enhancement of its local resources through imaginative and innovative development efforts.”
For more information:
check out our website:
call the Mountain View Chamber of Commerce 870-269-8068, toll free 888-679-2859, the Calico Rock Chamber of Commerce 870-297-4129