The 18th year of the Treadwell Stagecoach Run Art Festival and Open Studios will take place Saturday and Sunday. More than 50 artists will show their work in their own studios and galleries in Treadwell, Franklin and environs.
The event will take place between 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday along county Route 14 and its streets and byways. Free maps will be available at Barlow’s General Store in Treadwell and at each of the participating sites.
Participants will follow numbered maps or select specific locations and artists for viewing. Works in egg tempera, oil, watercolor, gold leaf, etchings, assemblage, sculpture, collage, metal work, giclee prints, flamework glass, photo-based installations, mobiles, handmade furniture, pastels, screen prints, mixed media, recreated furniture, basket weaving, chair caning, wood engravings, photographs, lino cuts, artists’ books and other media will be on hand for viewing and buying.
Among the artists represented are Pati Airey, Christine Alexander, Barbara Ardan, Nathan Eldred Banks, Harry Barnes and Muffy McDowell, Richard Birkett, Charlie Bremer, Martha Bremer, William Buchina, Gail Bunting, JoAnne B. Chemielowski, Jane Carr, Patricia Coyle, Marie Cummings, Glen Fellows, Caralee Fincher, Lisbeth Firman, Ernest M. Fishman, Brian Fox, Terry Fox, Elissa Gore, Zena Gurbo, Rhonda Harrow, Doug Jamieson, Rita Ilse, Richard Kathman, Joseph Kurhajec, Kerry Lane, Bill Lee, Simone Mantellassi, Ann Matthews, Dana Matthews, Colleen Morris, John Morton, Edmond Rinnooy-Kan, Bertha Rogers, Adam Scudder, Anna Sea, Jeff Sears, Maryann Stow and Judy Thuss.
The Treadwell Abbey will be offering Eastern Orthodox Christian arts and crafts. Bright Hill Literary Center will showcase works of WPA artists, including Lewis Ferstadt, Ruth Fortel and Stuyvesant Van Veen, and other New York and local artists of the 1940s to 2000s. Bright Hill will also feature its own poetry book publications as well as secondhand books.
Refreshments will be available at the Barlow’s General Store or at the Treadwell United Methodist church; and Brewery Ommegang will offer beer samples.
For more information, visit www.stagecoachrun.com or call 829-2206 or 829-5307.