By David Leone
WAKE FOREST — The work of two dozen artists will be on display for the annual Tour of Artists next weekend.
The Wake Forest Guild of Artists announced that the work of painters, metal smiths, sketch artists, jewelers a woodworker and photographer will be featured in this year’s show, taking place in galleries and studios in downtown Wake Forest and at two locations off Purnell Road.
The 18th annual event, formerly called the Studio Tour, runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7 and 1-6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8.
Artists will be in attendance at the galleries and studios to give demonstrations and to talk about their art.
Among the mediums on display are painting, wood, encaustic, stone and tile, photography and fiber work, among others.
Maps of the tour will be available at the Wake Forest Art & Frame Shop, 139 S. White St., at all other galleries in downtown Wake Forest, and on the Guild’s website, WakeForestGuild.com.
The galleries and studios are open to the public, and admission is free.
Artists’ demonstrations will take place throughout both days. These demonstrations include oil, acrylic and watercolor painting; portraiture; metalworking and jewelry making; and woodworking.
The schedule of demonstrations and map of galleries and studios is available online and in postcard form at each participating location. Check the demonstration schedule for specific times, media, and artists.
Tour attendees can try their hand at the pottery wheel when visiting the Jinks Studio’s Imaginarium & Mini Farm, 9421 Woodlief Road.
Drawings will be held by artists at a number of participating locations. Some of the artists participating in the drawings will be in Gilded Palette Gallery, 123 S. White St., Wake Forest Art & Frame Shop, 139 S. White St., North Carolina General Store, 150 S. White St., and Jinks Studio.
For more information about the tour, see WakeForestGuild.com.
A free fall festival will be held the same weekend as the tour at 727 North Main, a studio representing several area artists.
The second annual event features food, music and art. The Fire Pit Chef Andrew Forester will cook up lunch.
The festival runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 7-8.
The North Main Street studio is not affiliated with the Tour of Artists, though it has been in the past.