Artists open their studios for the Silver Thread Studio Tour on Aug. 13


CREEDE — The Creede Arts Council and area artists are presenting the 18th Annual Silver Thread Studio Tour on Saturday, Aug. 13, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Artists between South Fork and Creede are opening their studios to friends, old and new. People can take a self-guided driving tour along Highway 149, the beautiful Silver Thread Scenic Byway, in the San Juan Mountains of Southern Colorado.

Artist’s studios are located from South Fork through historic Creede, and along the route toward the Studios at Bristol.

“Enjoy a beautiful drive through the mountains and the incredible range of artistic talent in our area. Local artists will welcome you into their home studios and galleries, where they will answer questions, share techniques, perform demonstrations, and showcase a variety of works available for purchase,” organizers stated.

The Silver Thread Studio Tour will have 16 participating artists this year. The offerings include fiber arts, ceramics, wood, photography, jewelry, painting, sculpture, and fused glass. Many of the artists have national and international recognition in their respective fields.

Map brochures will be available in August at the South Fork and Creede Visitor Centers, as well as The Studios at Bristol. You may also view and print the map brochure from the CAC website at

Watch for the bright red and yellow signs, banners and windsocks that will guide people from stop to stop. There is no charge for this event. All are welcome during these hours, without reservations.

For more information, contact the CAC office at