If you're looking for something to do this weekend and want to be inspired, you might want to check out Winchester's Artists' Studio and Gallery Tour.
There will be 30 artists opening up their studios and galleries to the public. Though this may bring the idea of starving artists to mind, one local illustrator says Winchester is actually a good place to be creative.
"Even when I was in New York,” said Eric Cherry, “I worked from home. I work from the computer and stuff like that when I was doing advertising stuff. I just realized I didn't have to be there and pay those prices, so I came down here. It's beautiful, and you can live for half the price and half the cost to live down here than it does up there."
The tour features some unique mediums too. Imagine painting a picture on paper made out of elephant dung. That’s exactly what Julie Read paints on in her studio featured on the tour.
"I started painting on elephant dung paper, and it's very different. It has no sizing. It's very soft. It's very fragile. It takes the color fast, and then you have to wait for it to dry. It dries ten shades lighter than what it looks like wet," explained Read.
The tour is this Saturday and Sunday from 10 AM to 5 PM on both days.
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