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Studio Hop begins tonight in Willmar, Spicer, New London, Minn., area

WILLMAR — This year’s Studio Hop has a new schedule. The event opens tonight and runs all-day Saturday.

Hours are 5 to 8 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

The Studio Hop is an opportunity to tour artists’ workshops, visit with the artists and view demonstrations. A total of 25 different artists will be featured at 16 sites during this free event.

The artists in our area always display an eclectic mix of artwork — paintings in several media, jewelry, sculpture in many forms, pottery, mixed media & photography. This is an opportunity to meet the interesting collection of characters who create these works during the ninth annual Studio Hop.

Enjoy complimentary refreshments and goodies along the way, and register to win prizes. Pick up a punch card at your first studio visit, then get it stamped at each studio and leave it with your last stop to be entered in a prize drawing. Stamp seven studios for your chance to enter a drawing for $50 and stamp 12 studios for a chance at $100. Door prizes are also offered at some individual studios.

For more information or questions, contact the Willmar Area Arts Council at 320-235-8560 or; for a listing of artists and studios visit

Sharon Bomstad

Sharon Bomstad is the features editor at the West Central Tribune in Willmar, Minn., and is the editor of the newspaper's Live it! Magazine. She has been an employee of the West Central Tribune for more than 35 years.

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