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Painting by June Young of Alexandria, who is one of many area artists featured on the Art of the Lakes Studio Tour taking place July 20-21. (Contributed photo)
Painting by June Young of Alexandria, who is one of many area artists featured on the Art of the Lakes Studio Tour taking place July 20-21. (Contributed photo)

Local artists are part of Art of the Lakes Studio Tour

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life Alexandria, 56308

Alexandria Minnesota 225 7th Ave E
P.O. Box 549
56308

This year's Art of the Lakes Studio Tour will feature the work of 35 artists in 26 different studios around the region, including several in Douglas County.

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The tour is Friday and Saturday, July 20 and 21 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Some locations will also be open on Sunday, July 22 from noon to 5 p.m.

Visit with artists, view artworks in progress, watch demonstrations, enjoy refreshments and ask questions. Artists will also have their works for sale during the tour.

To obtain a brochure with a map of tour locations, stop by Art of the Lakes Gallery in Battle Lake or visit the website www.artofthelakes.org and click on Studio Tour.

Following are the local artists taking part:

The Studio at Ruby Lake

12254 400th Avenue, Evansville

Donna Westerling will display her watercolors, including originals, giclee prints, notecards and her new work called "Painted Threads" using watercolor and fibers on silk and satin.

Duane Dahlvang and Peggy Dahlvang will feature their gourd art.

Kron School Studio

18541 Co. Rd. 1 NW, Evansville

Calvin deRuyter will display unique watercolors painted directly from the tube, with an emphasis on strong color relationships. Also on display will be original nude drawings in pencil, pastel and Caran d'Ache.

Emmy White will share her works. She paints with bright colors, using imagination and silliness.

Henning Studio

22399 Oak Hill Road, Evansville

Stephen Henning will feature his oil pastels and original paintings on canvas.

Conard Studio

6434 Lake Ida Way NW, Alexandria

Millie Conard will share paintings of the local area in various mediums - oils, watercolors, woodcuts, pastels and colored pencil.

Smith Studio

811 Scenic Heights Rd. NE, Alexandria

Julie Smith uses a variety of mediums to express her ideas and feelings, inspired by nature. See a variety of paintings, pastels, ceramic art collages and textural pottery.

Seykora Studio

4365 Co. Rd. 82 NW, Alexandria

Bill and Merodie Seykora are a husband and wife team. Bill creates hand-turned wood bowls, bottle stoppers, cheese knives and more, while Merodie creates wheel thrown and hand built functional pottery. Demonstrations available.

Young Studio

1550 Melvina Ln. SW, Alexandria

June Young creates original acrylic and oil paintings, watercolors and collages.

Red Basket Antiques

6595 Co. Rd. 4W SW, Alexandria

Naomi "Noni" Bjorklund will feature an eclectic collection of original work, including watercolor paintings, Ukrainian eggs, glass enamel on copper jewelry and hand knit items.

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