The most enjoyable thing about living in Colorado is not just the over 300 days of sunshine, it’s all the Artistic Events and Art Tours to be seen and this weekend is no exception.

Fred Reim - Photography

Fred Reim – Photography

This weekend is the 12th Annual Arvada Art Studio Tour that will be held Saturday, September 21st and Sunday, September 22nd, Noon to 5pm each day. It is one of my favorite artist events as the Arvada Artists open their Studio to the public. “The studios on this tour run the full range – everything from back bedrooms to large dedicated buildings.”

It is a delightful journey of artistic expression and an opportunity to meet the artists, have a one-on-one conversation directly with the artists, be a tourist in your own state, start thinking about gifts for the holiday and be a collector.

Where to go:

So All May Create at Natasha McConnachie Studio – Mixed Media Expressionist Works
5075 McIntyre Street, 303.960.8063

Jude Schmieder
Mixed Media, Watercolor
14595 W. 58th Place, 303.456.8963

Jan Archuletta - Transparent  Watercolor

Jan Archuletta – Transparent Watercolor

Charlie Brown – Photography

Susie Brown – Photography
14560 W. 58th Place, 303.421.0035

Patti Harrison
Oil & Acrylic Landscapes, Abstracts
17304 W. 62nd Lane, 303.725.5191

Jan Archuletta
Transparent Watercolor
7148 Orchard Street, 303.403.1047

Sydney Eitel - Watercolor - Mixed Media

Sydney Eitel – Watercolor – Mixed Media

Susan Schmitt – Experimental Acrylic
Sydney Eitel – Water Media, Oils
6956 Dudley Drive, 303.403.4696

Aart Rietveld
Traditional Oils and Ceramics
6485 Balsam Street, 303.940.7196

Kim Peterson – Raku Fired Ceramics
At the Arvada Ceramic Arts Guild
5870 Olde Wadsworth, 303.238.5989

Judy Gardner - Tradigital Printmaking

Judy Gardner – Tradigital Printmaking

Alchemical Eye Studios
Judy Gardner – Tradigital Printmaking
Fred Reim – Photography
Sharon Meriash – Photography
6585 W. 62nd Place, 303.421.9948

Jan Myers
Pastels – Southwest Landscapes
8309 Benton Way, 303.428.7394

Pat McAleese
Oils, Mixed Media, Wood & Rope Décor
8289 Depew Way, 303.427.6236

John Brasaemie - Watercolor

John Brasaemie – Watercolor

John Brasaemie
Watercolors of People, Places and Birds
8786 Lamar Circle, 303.420.0782

Detailed tour maps are available for download from or they can be picked up at:

Alchemical Eye Studios
6585 W. 62nd Place, Arvada

The Arvada Center
6901 Wadsworth Boulevard, Arvada

Tenn Street Coffee
4418 Tennyson Street, Denver

Arvada Library
7525 W. 57th Avenue, Arvada

“The tour is also a great time to shop for art works for your home or gifts for the holidays.” The artwork offered is in a wide range of prices, so there is no time like the present to become a collector. I look forward to running into you somewhere out along the tour route.