Wimberley Valley Art League Show and Sale Weekend includes Exhibitions, Demonstrations, and the Popular Artists' Studio Tour
A weekend for art lovers, Friday October 14th through Sunday October 16th offers an exhibition, sale, demonstrations and a tour of local artists' studios on Friday and Saturday.

(Please see end of article for a special traffic note for Sunday.)

2011 marks the 18th Annual show and sale exhibition, an annual event for the Wimberley Valley Art League, and features over 65 artists. A wide array of original art is on display and available for sale. This event highlights the art league's finest talent, including painters, sculptors, fiber artists, glass artists, jewelry artists, photographers, and potters. Show & Sale also features daily artist demonstrations.

The gallery is located in the Wimberley Community Center and hours are 10 to 8 on on, 10 to 5 on Saturday, and noon to 4 on Sunday. A reception will be held on Friday, October 14th from 5 to 8 with refreshments, live music, and artists in attendance.

Daily art demonstrations include those in pottery by Christine Middleton, jewelry by Michelle Rene Bauer, weaving by Sue Anne Sullivan, oil painting by Darin Wood and pastels by Jodie Taylor. Admission to the show and sale is free.

The annual studio tour takes place on Saturday October 15th and Sunday October 16th, when artists open their studios to the public. The tour this year is the  largest to date, featuring 30 art studios spread out throughout the Texas Hill Country.

This is a unique opportunity to interact with a diverse group of passionate artists and visit astonishing homes and studios in Wimberley and the surrounding Hill Country communities. Every medium and style is represented; the tour is being featured on CBS Austin, channel 42 at 10:30 Sunday.

Studio tour hours are from 10 to 5 on Saturday, and 10 to 4 on Sunday. For your convenience, tickets for the tour, studio maps and artist profiles are available at the Wimberley Visitor's Center located at 14100 Ranch Road 12 as well as at the Show and Sale in the Wimberley Community Center.

Tickets for the studio tour are $15. Ticket purchase entitles bearer to visit any studio in any order. Tickets must be presented at each studio visited.

Artists whose studios are featured on the tour include:

Bernice Brown (Click to visit Featured Artist Website)

Lilli Pell (Click to visit Featured Artist Website)

Betty Rhodes (Click to visit Featured Artist Website)

as well as...

James Barta
Rosemary Barta
Bob Cook
Zeina Cook
Jean Crow
Lorie T. Dunks
Lona Griffin Flocke
Norma Victoria Green
Irma L. Gros
Rosemary Malone-Hall
Michael Hall
Kate Heyhoe
March Mattingly
Trisha McWaters
Maxine Graham Price
Charles Scott
Margaret Stone
Kathleen Utts


The Team LiveStrong Challenge for Austin is held on Sunday, October 16th for 2011. With thousands of riders entered in this event, there will be some unavoidable traffic conflicts until early afternoon since the course includes many roads in Wimberley and the area.

Anyone planning to drive to studios on Sunday is advised to plan around this event. Most importantly, please give all bike riders right of way, observe all safety precautions for the riders and spectators, and remain patient with unavoidably long traffic stops...sometimes up to half an hour.

The LiveStrong Challenge is a great event and welcome in Wimberley. (This is the first year the studio tour has been scheduled to occur on the same day.)

For a really fun day, incorporate the Challenge as a spectator event before setting out to tour studios in the afternoon!