Second annual Art Harvest Tour slated for Sept. 26, 27

Stephanie Ivankovich

Perry will be one of the places to stop in an upcoming art tour.

Perry is the first stop in the Art Harvest Tour slated for Sept. 26 and 27.

The artist-studio tour features 17 artists and 12 stops on a 90-mile loop.

It begins in at 10 a.m. inside Mary Rose Collection, 1215 Warford St. Mary Rose Nichols will be showing her stained glass and Spring Valley Ranch will show fiber and handspun yarn by Sally Farley.

People will then continue to drive themselves through the rest of the tour.

It will continue at Gorman House Photography in Jamaica, at 13709 Austin Pl., where Melizza Stukenholtz will show her photography and Michael Lundberg will show mixed media painting.

After that it will continue at Betsy Peterson Designs, 21770 141st St., Picket Fence Creamery, 14583 S. Ave. in Woodward, Art House On State, 221 S. State Street in Madrid, Ciccotti Art Glass, 2306 258th St. in Ames, Billy Whittle Collection, 1229 Noble Hills Place in Boone, in Ogden at Flock 9 Studios, 893 210th St., Kieffer Manufacturing, 502 Oak, Moondance Jewelry and Moore Old Wood, 840 290th St. and Ruby Willo LLC, 2050 I Ave., then Greenwood Works, 493 310th St. back in Perry. Nichols said there are art studio tours around the state but none in Central Iowa.

“You can do any part of it you want, we’re hoping you do the circle,” she said. “I’ve gone on other tours on the corners of the state and it’s just fascinating to see how an artist sets up their studio. It’s one thing to see the creation they made in the festival, but to see how they have their studio set up, to watch them create it, it just puts a whole layer on the talent of the artist.”

The event is free.

Other artists on the tour are Betsy Peterson, Shari Janssen of Creations Looming, Terry Dooley, Floriana Hayes, Art Ciccotti, Mary Weisgram, Bill Greenley, Pam Dennis, Ryk Weiss, Tom, Bob and Ben Kieffer, Brad Kiefer and Joe Warnock.