On & Off Fredericksburg Road Studio Tour

Critic's Pick Release Date: 2011-02-16

More than 90 local artists will be represented this weekend when the 4th Annual On & Off Fredericksburg Road Studio Tour takes over the neighborhoods of Jefferson, Monticello Park, Los Angeles Heights, Keystone, Beacon Hill, and Alta Vista, all of which border SA’s historic Deco District. Kicking off the weekend of self-guided studio hopping is Bihl Haus Arts’ On & Off Fred Autograph Party, at which guests will have an opportunity to preview works by each participating artist and have them sign the 112-page catalog ($10 in advance; $15 during the tour), which doubles as a handy color-coded map and guide. Expect to find everything from ceramics and jewelry to metalwork and one-of-a-kind light fixtures created by emerging and established artists showing in galleries, studios, backyards, and repurposed grocery stores. Cycling art fans shouldn’t miss Public Art San Antonio’s Studio Tour Bike Ride, which departs from Bihl Haus Arts at 2 p.m. Sunday. The $10-$15 catalog admits two to the following: Autograph Party: 6-9pm Fri, Feb 18, Bihl Haus Arts, 2803 Fredericksburg, (210) 383-9723. Studio tours: 11am-6pm Sat, Feb 19 and noon-5pm Sun, Feb 20, locations vary. On & Off Fred in the Park (includes art videos, food vendors, and live music by South Texas Jazz): 6:30-10:30pm Sat, Feb 19, Liz Davies Green Space, 800 block of Fredericksburg (at Michigan), (210) 392-4627. Say Goodnight Fred (closing reception): 5:30-8:30pm Sun, Feb 20, Long Hall Gallery, 618 W Craig, (210) 320-4852. For a list of participating artists and venues, visit onandofffred.org.

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