3rd Annual Falling for Art, Artists’ Studio Tour
Saturday, October 15, 10-5
Sunday, October 16, 12-5
Our 2021 Annual Falling for Art Open Studio Tour with 14 studios and 2 guest artists was a huge success! We are now seeking applicants for the 2022 Falling for Art, Artists’ Studio Tour.
A little bit about how Falling for Art came to be and the model we are using. Before moving to Fort Wayne, we lived in Ojai, CA, where I (Joe) was honored to be a part of the annual Ojai Studio Artists Tour. It was an event that drew patrons not only from Ojai, but from Los Angeles and areas beyond as well. The art was outstanding in quality, and the artists really connected to the patrons. The OSA developed a well-deserved reputation as one of the premiere studio tours in the country. Members of the OSA knew they were a part of something special not only for the participating artists, but also for the community. This experience provided us with the knowledge of how to make a studio tour successful. It is our goal to make the Falling for Art, Artists’ Studio Tour a “must attend” art experience for Fort Wayne, its neighboring areas, and areas well beyond.
Falling for Art is more than a self-guided studio tour. We want it to be a premiere art experience for our patrons. We will be opening up our studios and connecting our art with the public. We want our patrons to have conversations with our artists about their inspiration and art, see works in progress, demonstrations if you are able, and purchase a work of art that they will connect to and cherish for years to come. Connection to the artists and their work is key; if someone connects to your art, they will be more likely to purchase it. We also want our artists to enjoy robust sales during the weekend, as our artist’s sales were excellent in 2021.
We do an extensive marketing campaign for the Falling for Art, Artists’ Studio Tour to get the word out to art-loving patrons in our community and beyond. In 2021, that campaign included print, tv, produced marketing materials, and social media. We are striving to expand our marketing campaign for the 2022 Falling for Art, Artists’ Studio Tour as well.
The pdfs for the 2022 Falling for Art, Artists' Studio Tour Application, Rules/Regulations/Liability,Hold Harmless Agreement are found below. Please return all application materials including application, signed rules/regulations, signed indemnification/hold harmless agreement, required images and artist statement to :
We hope you will apply to join us as a part of the 2022 Falling for Art, Artists’ Studio Tour!