Studio Hop

(Willmar MN-) The 15th Annual Lakes Area Art Studio Hop takes place today and tomorrow at sites around Kandiyohi County. The event is put on by the Willmar Area Arts Council, and Executive Director Janet Olney says it's a self-guided tour of art studios featuring nearly two dozen area artists...

...There are also studios west of Svea, in Willmar, at The Barn Theatre, at the Kandiyohi County Historical Society, in and around New London, and on Diamond Lake. Olney says when the event first began they had more locations with only one artist per location. She says having fewer studios with more artists per location is more convenient...

...Again, you can find a map of all the artists and locations at studiohop.org. Many studios have drawings for artworks, and you can complete a punch card at the studios that will qualify you for a drawing for gift certificates. The Studio Hop goes tonight from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. and tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.