and Ohio counties
Participants in tour will be able to interact with artists
(March 2008) Tourism offices in the Indiana
counties of Switzerland and Ohio have joined together to create a unique
tour of arts studios that will allow the public to interact with artists
during the actual creation process.
On April 26-27, art lovers will get a chance to tour more
than 31 unique studios and talk to more than 40 artists during the Creative
Spaces Rural Places Arts Tour. The arts trail will run through
the towns of Rising Sun, Ind., and Vevay, Ind., and the rural areas
of both Ohio and Switzerland counties. Many of the tour stops will be
sprinkled along the Ohio River Scenic Byway, which runs along the Ohio
Recently, Indiana state tourism officials Eric Freeman
and Brian Blackford visited the two counties to discuss the project.
The Indiana Office of Tourism Development, Office of Community and Rural
Affairs, the Indiana Arts Commission, and the Indiana Department of
Agriculture is developing the Indiana Artisan Development Program. The
program will develop a brand that gives meaning and recognition to Indiana-made
goods. To participate in the program, artisans will only have to successfully
complete a jurying process.