Sierra Art Trails
CELEBRATING 18 YEARS SUPPORTING
THE ARTS IN THE YOSEMITE FOOTHILLS!
Sierra Art Trails 2020 – An Important Announcement
Hello Sierra Art Trails artists, supporters, and friends,
We are very sorry to announce that the 18th annual Sierra Art Trails Open Studio Tour has been postponed until 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The application for Sierra Art Trails 2021 will go live on SmarterEntry.com on February 1st 2021. If you are an artist who has already applied for 2020, your application fee will be refunded.
We want to offer a special thank you to everyone who shared their insights, helping us to make this difficult decision.
While many artists were willing to participate in Sierra Art Trails in October 2020, the majority expressed their concern that we do not know when the current crisis will end, and the need to protect ourselves, our friends, and our families from exposure to Covid-19.
California is in Stage 2 of a 4 stage plan to re-open our economy, but the disease is still present, people are still dying, and there is the possibility of spikes in infection as public venues open, and in the fall when the virus may become more active.
While the tour has been postponed, we will continue to plan exhibits and events, and to explore ways to share the work of the many talented artists that participate in Sierra Art Trails.
New opportunities are evolving quickly, including virtual exhibits, streaming lectures, meetings, classes and performances. Artists are embracing these new opportunities to share their work with the public remotely.
There are many exciting new tools available, and we are learning fast. Necessity is the mother of invention, and great ideas arise when we are most challenged.
At the same time, people are venturing back into the real world. Shops, galleries, restaurants, and specialty businesses are re-opening. While the future is still unknown, the outlook is hopeful, and we believe people will rise to overcome this challenge. We look forward to the time we can safely gather together again.
Please stay tuned! Sincerely Jon Bock, President, Sierra Art Trails
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Sierra Art Trails raises funds for student scholarships, public arts, awards for artists and art organizations, and a unique student sponsorship program. Through these activities we seek to educate the public about the importance of the arts in our lives, and the role that artists play in building and maintaining a vibrant culture.