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Rural artists offer second studio tour

Courtesy Rural Studio Tour
This necklace by Jordan Fine Art Jewelry is one of the many pieces of handmade, local art you can see on the Rural Studio Tour this Saturday

The Rural Studio Tour for artists north of Fort Wayne was apparently a huge success back in May because they've scheduled another one for this weekend.

This time around, eight area artists in the Leo-Cedarville area and parts north will offer a glimpse inside their work spaces.

The casual, self-guided tour is from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and includes three stops in northwest Fort Wayne, four in Leo and one in Spencerville. The tour is free, but art will be available to purchase.

New to this tour are three artists who didn't participate in the May tour. There is a huge variety of mediums this tour too, including jewelry, printmaking, photography, mixed media, clothing and fiber art.

You can find the studio tour on Facebook, where you can get a map and updates about the event. Maps are also available at the Orchard Gallery, Artlink and Firefly coffee house in Fort Wayne and at Higher Grounds and Leo Cafe in Leo.

Following is a list of artists and their addresses

Shirlry Hiner: Peacock Graphics, 1124 Orlando Drive, Fort Wayne;

Jordan Fine Art Jewelry, 2032 Parkland Drive, Fort Wayne;

Beth Wheeler of Two Sipsters Studio, 6701 Mandarin Cove,

Fort Wayne

Cherie's Faerie Garden Studio: Cheryl Speith-Gardiner, 5927 Hosler Road, Leo

April Knox: Plein Air Painter, 7544 Hosler Road, Leo

Kristy Jo Beber Stoneware Pottery, 9719 Hosler Road, Leo

Holly Heath Photography, 10429 Hosler Road, Leo

The Art Farm: Lisa Vetter & Paul Siefert, 17612 N. County Line Road E., Spencerville

As with the May tour, Liechty Buffalo Ranch will offer buffalo viewing, as well as buffalo meat for sale. Other local businesses sponsoring the tour include Higher Grounds Roastery, Leo Cafe and Covered Bridge Pancake House.

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