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Saturday, October 16, 2010
ARTrails reveal creative treasures

That treasure map of countywide art discoveries, ARTrails, marks its 25th anniversary of open studios this weekend. The project provides a rare opportunity for the public to meet local artists in their workspaces, view original art, and learn firsthand about their creative processes and techniques.

ARTrails is an annual fall tradition in the North Bay. It’s Sonoma County’s largest and most visible arts event, with more than 120 artists opening their studio doors to visitors.

“It’s a much-anticipated event,” said Elaine Gutsch, visual arts program manager for the county Arts Council. “Fall tradition, one that fosters moments of discovery and connection when visitors meet an artist and step into their creative space.”

You’ll find quality work, Gutsch said. This is a juried program, meaning that only those artists who are approved into the program are able to participate. The seven-person jury is made up of different art professionals each year.

The event concludes October 16 -17 with hours of 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. For a complete list of studios and maps visit

Ten Sonoma Valley artists (listed with their ARTStrail catalog number) will be participating:

Mark Katzman (107)
133 Treehaven Ct., Kenwood
(Off of Hwy. 12 at Greene St.)

Ray & Judy Watten (108)
296 Maple Ave., Kenwood
(2 blocks off Hwy. 12, cross St.: Los Guilicos)

Sandra Lane (109)
247 Cavedale Rd., Sonoma
(1/4 mile from Hwy. 12)

Christine MacDonald (110)
255 Cavedale Rd., Sonoma

Claudia Wagar (111)
301 1st St. West, Sonoma
(1 block north of Plaza)

Theodora Elston (112)
Mixed Media
1896 Thornsberry Rd., Sonoma

Irene Guidici Ehret (113)
466 East Walnut St., Sonoma

Joanne Monks (114)
650 Fourth St. West #64, Sonoma

Hugh Buttrum (115)
(1/2 mi. north of Leveroni Rd.)

Michael Palace (116)
19655 Arnold Dr., Sonoma
(Btwn. Petaluma Ave. & Orange Ave.)

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