October is a perfect time to enjoy this mountain town at the edge of the Gila National Forest. Artists’ studios are located both in town and close by in surrounding scenic areas.
Kick off your weekend with an impromptu afternoon on Friday the 13th, Private Tour of Syzygy Tile, an art tile factory at 106 S. Bullard, where dedicated artisans produce tiles in keeping with the handmade tile tradition. A block away, at 201 N. Hudson, the Visitor Center will provide information, maps, RED DOT Studio Tour Brochures and you can view a sampling of art you will see on the Tour. Have some refreshments at the Visitor Center courtesy of the Studio Artists.
Saturday and Sunday from 9 – 5, Silver City Art Association artists welcome you to their private studios. You will see artists working in a wide variety of painting mediums and techniques, sculpture materials and methods, jewelry casting and beading, hot encaustic, gourd design and carving, clay work including pottery, and clay sculpture, and many creative techniques with mixed media. All studio artists are happy to discuss their work and answer questions about their processes.
The RED DOT Studio Tour can begin anywhere you see a RED DOT sign directing you to a studio. All studios will provide maps and brochures to let you continue the Tour at your leisure.