As you may know, ten local galleries are currently collaborating to create Art Trek, a gallery tour with Openings and Artists Receptions the 1stof each month. AmadorArts, Hanford Street Gallery, AddArt, Chaos Glass Works, Fine Eye, Gallery 10, Sutter Creek Gallery, Little City Studio & Gallery, Valley View Interiors and Petroglyphe Gallery have had a fairly successful year of featured artists and receptions.
However, we think that the Amador Art Trek has a great deal of untapped potential, and we would like to expand the event to include other local destinations that feature fine art in their places of businesses. We would like to invite Amador County restaurants, wineries, tasting rooms, and retail shops which feature art to join Art Trek.
In 2014, AmadorArts and Amador Council of Tourism will be working together to coordinate and promote Amador Art Trek. As a collaborative project, Art Trek can be publicized throughout the surrounding region as a way to enjoy the many things that Amador County has to offer, including Unforgettable Art, Great Wine, Delicious Food and Unique Shops!
Art Trek is a self-guided tour of Amador County with stops at a variety of art-enriched locations. We will draft a brochure which includes a complete map of all Art Trek stops and business contact information. The brochure will also act as an Art Trek Passport, with places to stamp or hole-punch the brochure at each location visited. Once a visitor has received all of the Art Trek stamps, they can turn their brochure in for a special Amador County prize.
The 1stof each month, is a day of special art openings and receptions. 1st Saturdays will be promoted as a premier day to visit Amador County and participate in Art Trek. Participating locations will be expected to host a reception from on the first of each month. Your reception can include anything that will make visitors feel welcome and feature your place of business, such as finger food, wine, music or guests artists.
If you would like to participate in Art Trek we ask that you:
- Feature the work of local or regional artists in your place of business
- Contribute an amount to be determined (probably around $50) to a publicity fund
- Provide information and photos about your business and featured artists in a timely manner for press releases
- Remain open and provide refreshments on the 1st of each month from .
If you would like to participate in Amador Art Trek please contact me by. We will be designing a new brochure in February and launching the new Art Trek on .