ARTrails Preview Exhibit
Reception: TONIGHT! September 25 @ 6pm, Free

ArtSpace404 is home to the ARTrails Preview Exhibit! Featuring a single piece from each of the 141 participating artists in a wide array of media, the salon-style exhibition showcases the talent of local artists within Sonoma County. While Sonoma County is the most diverse premium wine growing region in the United States - producing more than 72 varieties of wine grapes in 2006 - artists actually outnumber wine growers by approximately twelve to one, according to research conducted by the Arts Council of Sonoma County.

So why ARTrails? In an effort to make Sonoma County as identifiable for art as it is for wine, ARTrails provides the public with a rare opportunity to meet local artists in their studio and learn about their diverse creative processes and techniques. A draw for collectors and art appreciators of fine art, ARTrails is one of the nation's oldest open studios programs and the only juried event of its kind in the North Bay.

Above: ARTrails artist Tony Speirs. "When It Rains", 2009. Acrylic on panel, 22" x 29".