The Artery Studio will be opening its doors to the public this weekend, for a Spring Art Sale and Open House. The works of 19 different artists will be on sale, including pottery, jewelry, stained glass, paintings, notecards, mosaics, driftwood art and more. The sale will take place right in the studio, located at 214 Williams Avenue in Port St. Joe, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. ET this Saturday, May 4. A Preview Party, to be held Friday night from 6-8 p.m., will give people the opportunity to meet and mingle with the artists.
Many of the participating artists make their work right at The Artery with other area artists taking part as well. With Mothers' Day right around the corner, all of the artists have included work that would make unique gift items and are priced accordingly. With this in mind, several of the artists each produced hand-made or hand-decorated flower pots especially for this sale, and there will be a small selection of plants available for purchase as well.
The Artery is a working art studio which is open to the public for classes and drop-in art activities. The studio will be transformed for the sale, but underneath it all,
“You'll get a glimpse of the fun and funky atmosphere here,” said owner Leslie Wentzell. Wentzell is a clay artist, and so there is a strong emphasis on pottery in the studio, but she also brings in other artists to teach painting classes, as well as other mediums.
“Just as important as the art experiences here at The Artery, is the sense of community and fellowship,” Wentzell said. “Seeing the studio, and more importantly, meeting the people who come here to be creative is the reason we want to open our doors for an event like this.”
More information may be obtained by calling Leslie Wentzell at The Artery, 850-227-5741 or by visiting the web site, www.ArteryStudio.com.