Winding Roads Art Tour Artists

Winding Roads Art Tour May 19-20
The third annual Winding Roads Art Tour will take place on Saturday, May 19 and Sunday, May 20. Twenty area studios will welcome visitors from 10:00am until 5:00pm, giving art enthusiasts a rare opportunity to meet 35 artists, see their work and observe how and where it is made. Artwork will be available for purchase and artists will be on hand for conversations on creativity.
The self-guided tour encompasses thirteen studios in Viroqua and seven more within a 25-mile radius of the city. VIVA Gallery, the tour headquarters at 217 South Main in Viroqua, is perfect place to start as a piece of artwork from every artist on the tour will be on display. Karen Innis will be at the gallery both days, demonstrating her skills in that art of sculpture.
Following the illustrated Art Tour brochure, visitors may visit Viroqua locations and wind their way through the surrounding hills and valleys to other locations, including:
  • Avalanche Looms, featuring the handwovens of Susan Johnson.
  • The studio of Amy Arnold and Kelsey Sauber-Olds, with their imaginative painted wood
    sculptures and textiles by Leah Evans.
  • Pierce Hill Pottery, with pottery by Maureen Karlstad and woodworking by John Karlstad. Other
    artists at Pierce Hill include mixed media artist Diane Dahl, painter Karen Fitzsimons,
    woodworker Ken Garden and jewelry maker Raelene Roberts.
  • The studio of watercolor artist Doc Roddy
  • The Heavy Duty Press, with letterpress demos and artist books by Mike Koppa
  • Diane Brown ceramics.
  • Charna Pottery, with wheel-throwing demos each day by Charna Schwartz
  • Kettner Home Studio, and the watercolors and oils of Barb Kettner, including portrait demos
  • Joseph Schwarte Custom Furniture, displaying the furniture of Joe Schwarte and the plein air
    painting of Christine Myhr
  • Sunbead Studio, with stained glass and jewelry by M’Lou Wilkie and yard art by K O’Brien
  • Riverweave Studio, featuring the fiber art of Kathy Aaker and plein air oil paintings of Deb
  • Christine Larson Art Studio, with Christine’s bold oil paintings and intricate jewelry
  • John Schneider Pottery and Painting Studio, with guest potter John Steger
  • Hanna Agar Photography, featuring Hanna’s conceptual photography and the woodworking of
    Brendan Karlstad
  • Kathie Wheeler Fine Art Studio, with beautifully painted oil landscapes, still lifes and portraits
  • J&P Studio, exhibiting the dynamic acrylic paintings of Julius Parrish and Pita Daniels
  • Spoken Wood Design, custom furniture from reclaimed wood by Chris Cox
  • Cheesebro Pottery, with beautiful functional pottery by Greg Cheesebro
  • New Leaf Art, with watercolors and mixed media by Diane Splinter
  • Central Park Gallery, showing metal collage and acrylic paintings by Floyd Storey and metal
    sculpture by Elmer Peterson
    Sponsors for this event include Organic Valley, Viroqua Chamber Main Street, VIVA Gallery, Vernon Communications Coop, Celeste Gibson CPS, Citizens First Bank, Ewetopia Fiber Shop, Gary’s Rock Shop,Old Towne Motel and Restaurant, Rooted Spoon Culinary, Viroqua Food Coop, and WCCU Credit Union.
    More information, including an online map, list of artists and list of studios, can be found, you can also find us on Facebook at Winding Roads Art Tour.