Preparations Readied for the 2015 Arts Alive Studio Tour

Tickets are now on sale for “Arts Alive”, the Northumberland Public Library’s annual Artist Studio Tour set for Saturday, Sept. 5.

Ticket-holders to this premier event in Northumberland County will be able to visit six studios, see eight artists at work and purchase works created in the community. All proceeds from the tickets benefit the Northumberland Public Library.

This year we have changed the format,” said library Board of Trustees President Eve Jordan. “We’re going to hold it for just one day and during Labor Day weekend to coincide with the Rappahannock Art League show in Lancaster County. Then we’ll regroup and see what works.”

This year’s line-up includes Lynn Savarese (stained glass);

Shirley Kinney (clay, gourd sculptures and cloth figures; Diana Jamison (oil painting); Brian Jones (pottery);  Charles Van Denburgh (oil painting); Sue Starkey (Mosaics); Mary Rose (jewelry), and Linda Parks (bird houses).

Tour tickets cost $10 and can be purchased online at, Mosaic in Callao, Plum Summer in Burgess, Wildest Dreams in Burgess, the Northumberland Public Library and Ye Olde Book Shoppe.

Special support for Arts Alive comes from Ingram Bay Contracting.

For more information contact Alice Cooper, library director at the Northumberland Public Library (580-5051) The Northumberland Public Library is located at 7204 Northumberland Highway in Heathsville.

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