Artist Studio Tours 2009

Photo, by Stacia Landsberg, is of a barn in Skaneateles.

The SKARTS presented its second edition of “Fall in Love With Art,” a tour of artist studios in the Skaneateles area, in 2009. The tour featured 13 artists in 10 studio locations based in homes throughout Skaneateles; the work of five artists presented in the Strods Barn on Benson Road; and West Lake Conservators, a nationally known art restoration firm in Skaneateles Falls.

Studios on the 2009 Tour were

  • Phil Austin (glass blower), 4251 Jordan Road
  • Paul Cowley (painter/designer), 9 Kane Ave.
  • Steve Datz (sculptor) and Rachel Harms (painter), 3404 E. Lake Road
  • Jill Doscher (printmaker) and Gary Trento (painter), 4458 State St.
  • Hetty Easter (painter), 2949 W. Lake Road
  • Len Fishman (sculptor), 2625 E. Lake Road
  • Robert Kiltz (potter), 2435 E. Lake Road
  • Stacia Landsberg (designer/photographer), 650 Crow Hill Road
  • Ed Little (painter/sculptor) and Jill Little (painter/sculptor), 41 W. Lake St.
  • Helen Woodmansee (painter), 1585 Willowdale Road
  • Artists featured in the Strods Barn, at 2863 Benson Road, are Patience Brewster (artist/illustrator), Barbara Delmonico (pastel artist), Chiara Kuhns (painter), Peggy Manring (watercolorist) and Stephanie Rudnick (painter).
  • At West Lake Conservators, 4207 Railroad St., visitors can learn about the conservation and preservation of art and artifacts.

We are very excited about the depth of talent that the 18 featured artists bring to the tour,” says Hope Strods, chairwoman of the tour committee and an Arts Council board member. “Nearly 250 people attended the first edition of the Artist Studio Tour in 2006, and we are delighted to be presenting it again to the community.

The tour was sponsored by Cowley Associates, Group M Communications, Phoebe’s Restaurant and Coffee Lounge, the Sherwood Inn, the Skaneateles Journal, the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce and Skaneateles Town Square.

In conjunction with the tour, the Sherwood Inn offered  a specially priced lunch ($12) for participants. Also in conjunction with the tour, shops in the village of Skaneateles offered “Fall in Love With Savings” sales throughout the weekend; look for mums and signs in the windows of participating merchants.