Local artists of the Caddo River Art Guild are preparing their studios and art work for this weekend's 11th Annual Round About Artist Studio Tour.

Local artists of the Caddo River Art Guild are preparing their studios and art work for this weekend's 11th Annual Round About Artist Studio Tour.
Studios will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. The art tour is a free, self-driving event to the artists' studios where you may view their art work and watch demonstrations of their artistic skills.
According to Farrell Ford, president of the Caddo River Art Guild, 18 artists are participating this year, some in their home studios, and others are gathered together at the Arkadelphia Arts Center and at building No. 5 in the Dawson Educational Cooperative on Eighth Street.
Patrons who are interested in taking the tour may register and pick up their guidebooks with maps beginning Thursday, Oct. 19 at the Diamond Lakes Regional Visitor’s Center in Caddo Valley (next to Wendy’s) or at the Arkadelphia Arts Center, 625 Main Street.
According to Ford, registration is done to determine the number of tourists and where they are coming from which helps determine advertising for next year.
Artists new to the tour this year are Jim “Doc” Ford who will be demonstrating basket weaving, and Linda Schuck who specialized is silversmithing.
Other artists participating include the following:
• Amy Hornsby: watercolor painting, fabric painting, pastels
• Mike Uhl: painting
• Rita Earles: painting
• E.T. Ludwig: metal sculpture, enamel, jewelry
• Farrell Ford: painting, fiber art, art glass
• Jerry Burrow: fused glass, painting, encaustic, enameling, collage
• Sam Blackmon: painting, wood carving
• Linda Duncan: vintage silverware jewelry
• Lisa Elkins: oil painting
• Rosie Huddleston: basket weaving
• Paul Mann: wood working
• George Baker: wood carving
• Nik Chamberlain: watercolor painting
• Evelyn Good: painting, fiber art, jewelry
• James Langley: painting, drawing
• Johnny Whatley: oil painting
For more information on the tour and participating artists, visit www.CaddoRiverArtGuild.com or call (870) 245-7982.