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Art of the Lakes Studio Tour this weekend

Fans of local art will have an opportunity this weekend to check out artists in their studios during the Art of the Lakes Studio Tour, taking place Friday, July 15 through Sunday, July 17

Studios will be open Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m., although some studios will not be open on Sunday.

During the studio tour, visitors can talk with artists and view demonstrations or art in progress. Artists will also have their art available for purchase. Refreshments will be available in the studios throughout the weekend.

In all, 21 studios will be participating in the tour, ranging from a studio on Marion Lake near Perham and as far south as Alexandria.

Artists involved with the tour vary in medium, from Laura Sefkow on Ottertail Lake, who works in jewelry, to Pine Mill Farm Furniture Co. in Ottertail, to Laurel Beth McGowan in Battle Lake who works with fused glass. Other mediums include pottery, clothing, paintings, stationary, quilts and much more.

For a downloadable brochure with a complete list of studio addresses, visit