The Berkeley Art Works is hosting the Trails and Trees Studio Tour this year. The group of artists made the decision to cancel the usual, self-guided event for the health and safety of visitors, volunteers and artists.
“I offered the idea of a ‘pop-up’ venue at the Art Works to the group. It’s a win-win for everyone. The Berkeley Arts Council gets to fill their exhibit space with great work and exercise their tag line, ‘We Amplify the Arts’, and Trails and Trees gets a venue for their fall show,” said Anna Howard, who is a Trails and Trees Studio Tour member and the president of the Berkeley Arts Council. “This year marks the 10th anniversary of Trails and Trees. Members of the group have built the Tour into an important annual event. Last year’s tour was a great success so we didn’t want to lose momentum,” said Howard.
Artists working in clay, glass, wood, fibers and other media are included in the exhibit. There is functional pottery, blown and stained glass work, furniture, baskets, clocks, jewelry, quilts – even honey – all useful and handmade locally. Being at the Art Works gives visitors a full month to appreciate the artists’ work, and do some early shopping for the fall and fast-approaching holiday season.
Visit the Berkeley Art Works at 116 N. Queen Street, Martinsburg and spend time with the art of Berkeley County. The “Studio Tour at the Berkeley Art Works” is open until November 14; gallery hours are Thursday through Saturday, 11:00am to 4:00pm. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 304-620-7277. The Trails and Trees Studio Tour is planning to be back as usual November 6 & 7, 2021.
The Berkeley Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) non‐profit organization incorporated in West Virginia working to ensure that Berkeley County has a vibrant, vital arts environment by promoting awareness, understanding and appreciation of the literary, visual and performing arts in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. The Berkeley Art Works, a project of the Berkeley Arts Council, supports local and regional artists, brings quality arts experiences to the community, and provides a wide range of arts learning experiences for local residents, artists and artisans.