Now in its 14th year, Sierra Art Trails has grown to become the largest and most anticipated art event in the Yosemite Foothills. Sierra Art Trails is an open studio tour that gives art enthusiasts the chance to see fine art and fine crafts in the making, as well as to purchase works directly from the people who create them.
The show takes place in homes, studios, galleries, and businesses in more than a dozen communities in Eastern Madera and Mariposa Counties. Participating communities include Ahwahnee, Bass Lake, Coarsegold, Oakhurst, North Fork, Mariposa, and Yosemite Lakes Park.
The show features artists and artisans working in a wide range of media including painting, photography, jewelry, sculpture, fiber arts, woodcarving, ceramics, glass, and more!
The festivities kick off in mid-September with the Sierra Art Trails Preview Exhibit at Stellar Gallery. The preview exhibit is open through the Art Trails weekend, and includes a representative piece by each artist in the show. Viewing the preview exhibit is a great way to plan your weekend, discover the work that you most want to see, and plan your route to the studios you want to visit.
Visitors can access all Art Trails venues over the two day event. Admission includes a tour catalog, which acts as a “ticket for two” for the event. Catalogs include a list of artists and their viewing locations, and a detailed map to get you there. The preview exhibit is open to the public and does not require a catalog purchase to enter.
By participating in the tour as an artist or as a visitor, you are not only supporting the arts, you are also benefiting our foothills communities, and helping to make our area a place people look forward to visiting. Please join us!