Spring Colors Studio Tour 2018

opening reception, Friday, May 18, 7–9pm
Saturday, May 19, from 10–4pm and
Sunday, May 20, from 12-4pm

You are invited to spend a beautiful spring weekend…

Come out and meet artists in their workspaces and enter their world where colors, shapes, materials and textures merge into unique and collectible works of art. You will learn techniques while watching hands-on demonstrations and have the opportunity to shop for original artwork for yourself or a gift. More than 27 of the area’s finest artists working in a variety of media have opened their studios for this self-guided tour. The event is free to the public.

Art Alliance group locations this year are:

The Lemont Granary
133 Mount Nittany Road
Lemont, PA

Click here for a Google Map of the locations!

List of locations

Art Alliance Art Center Preview Show & Opening Reception

818 Pike Street
Lemont, PA 16851

Begin your tour with a stop at the Art Center to enjoy a show featuring a sampling of each artist’s work. This preview is designed to help you decide which studios on the tour are of most interest to you. We will also have detailed directions to each location.

Art Alliance Gallery Downtown

123 S. Fraser Street
State College, PA 16801

Check out the May show at the Art Alliance Gallery Downtown, Reflections, part 1 of the Art Alliance Members Show featuring atwork by Art Alliance members.

Benjamin Fehl

The Crooked House
204 Market Street
Milesburg, PA 16853

The Crooked House will display a retrospective, tracing the project’s unusual history from a conventional home renovation starting in 2002 to it’s evolution into a unique 60-ton concrete sculpture now under construction. Benjamin Fehl’s imaginative sketches, architectural design models, construction drawings, photographs, found artifacts, maps and many other items are on display. Refreshments will be served!

The Gallery Shop -- DEMO

824 Pike Street
Lemont, PA 16851

The Gallery Shop is a retail fine art and craft shop. Approximately 50 Central PA artists and craftspeople are represented. Each visit to the shop is a new experience as the works for sale are always changing.

Two artists will do demonstrations at the Gallery Shop: Steve Strouse, will be demonstrating ; Lena Thynell, PWS, PWCS, BWS, will demonstrate her watercolor painting. Kim Filkins will also be at the Gallery Shop to talk about her fused glass art.

Kirsten Grigor -- DEMO

175 Fernleaf Court
State College, PA 16801

Pen and ink drawings and custom woodworking -- furniture and cabinetry

Art Heim / Heim Works Art -- DEMO

1204 W Beaver Street 
State College, PA 16801

Art Heim does photography—landscapes, wildlife, still life, cultural images from worldwide travel


Deborah Leo -- DEMO

The Granary
Mount Nittany Road
Lemont, PA 16851

I create mosaic art from stained glass and smalti. Most of my designs are landscapes and scenes from nature. Deborah has studied with Angele and Yacov Hanansen of Unicorn Art Studio in New York City.

Jeff Mathison

2045 Earlystown Road
Centre Hall, PA 16828

I have a special display of minature art, as well as my standard size watercolors of figures and landscapes.

Mary’s Pink Church

180 Union Street
Julian, PA 16844
(Unionville, PA at Old 220 & Rattlesnake Pike)

Mary’s Pink Church will be featuring art by Rick Avery, Emily Decker, Jean Forsberg, John Mangan, Tim Reeder, Harriet M. Rosenberg, Amalia Shaltiel, Mary Vollero, Marybeth Wiseman, and others.

Diane Maurer -- DEMO

137 Water Street
Spring Mills, PA 16875

Diane will be showing her nature-inspired dimensional paper collages which feature many of her own handmade papers. Her studio will also be brimming with beautiful double-image silk scarves, decorative picture frames, playful earrings and note cards featuring the marbling and paste paper designs that have earned her an international reputation.

Robert Placky -- DEMO

202 Teaberry Circle
State College, PA 16803

Acrylic and mixed-media will be on display. The entire home will be open to tour. In the studio, visitor my have an opportunity to try their hand at gelli printing.

The Potters Guild -- DEMO

818 Pike Street Lower Level
Lemont, PA 16851

The Potters Guild studio is located on the lower level of the Art Alliance Art Center. Functional, traditional and contemporary pottery will be on display and for sale. Potters will be demonstrating.


Michele Rivera

The Granary
Mount Nittany Road
Lemont, PA 16851

Michele Rivera graduated from Penn State's School of Visual Arts and works in ceramics, metals, and watercolors. She is founder of the Artistic Horizon art center and "Bears that Care" program in State College and currently teaches at Artistic Horizon, Art Alliance of PA, and PA Cyber School.

Lynn Anne Verbeck  Ceramics / L.A. Clay Studio -- DEMO

2771 Old Erie Pike
West Decatur, PA 16878

I will display wood-fired sculptural ceramics. The studio will be open for creating and painting pottery!

Adrienne Waterston -- DEMO

151 W Mitchell Ave
State College, PA 16803

Adrienne uses everyday objects and images from her life and explores relationships of color, pattern and composition. She will have prints, paintings, collages & more on display and for sale.

Jessica Williams

The Granary
133 Mount Nittany Road
Lemont, PA 16851

Existing body of work from 2016–18 including watercolor on paper, acrylic on canvas, and collage as well as prints.

Here is a Google Map of the tour locations and people!