RAD Studio Cruise was a huge hit last year with over one thousand attendees, and the second annual installment in 2009 will be bigger and better with more studios, more artists, more performances, and a new artist market. Visitors will enjoy paintings, sculpture, theater, jewelry, pottery, blown glass, furniture, live music, photography, magicians and more.
All of the founding group will be back including Alcove Gallery (sculpture & painting), AMALGAM Arts (jewelry), Bart Webb Studios (metal sculpture), DuckBill Studio (blown glass) and MudFire Clayworks (pottery & sculpture). This year's Cruise will include great new additions including the debut of Academy Theater, the just-opened artist colony at Little Tree Studios, the artists of Studio 2850, and individual artist studios at the participating facilities.
Visitors can start at any location and pick up a map showing the other locations. The participating arts groups are located at four stops, each a two-minute drive apart, with ample parking. Refreshments will be served at each location, and there are dozens of restaurants nearby.
The event will take place at four "tour stops" on Saturday, February 7, 2009, from 5:00 to 10:00 pm. The event is free and open to the public. Download our map here. For more info, visit An intown neighborhood overflowing with artists opens their doors for a spectacular night of open houses, arts exhibits, live demonstrations, art sales, refreshments, performances, and all the makings of an unforgettable night.