Free, Two-Day Open Studio Tour In Martin County Features Over 40 Artists And Wide Variety Of Media

The 2nd Annual Martin County Open Studio Tour takes place on Saturday, January 20 and Sunday, January 21st.  This FREE event is open to the public!  View art creations, art demonstrations and meet over 40 participating artists. Free Tour maps and Tour Guides are available at the Marker 23 Gallery, Arts Council of Martin County, Fish House Art Center, Kling Gallery, Wine & Decor, Stuart Art & Supply or download our free MCOST App.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.  Kudos to the Martin Artisans Guild! Artists supporting artists and bringing the public to see how it is created!






Saturday, January 20 and Sunday, January 21st.  

This FREE event is open to the public!

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North County: Stuart, Sewalls Point and Jensen Beach

Alex Murray
Laura Kay Darvil
Julia Kelly
Mimi McCallum
Barbara Lapham: Jensen Art Cottages
Sally Eckman Roberts: Jensen Art Cottages
Karen Leffel-Massengill: Jensen Art Cottages
Jillane Heveron: Jensen Art Cottages
Mia Lindberg
Sharon Ferina
Val Lally- Note address correction tour book
Eduardo Gomez

Mid County: Stuart

Maria Miele Next to Gafford’s Downtown
Jim Dirks: Stuart Stained Glass
Chris Kling: Kling Gallery, Wine & Decor
Rosalind Neilen: Stuart Art & Supply
Sally Pearson: Stuart Art & Supply
Barb Bucci: Stuart Art & Supply ( James J Dimartis Collection)
Cristina De la Vega
Petey Cox: Cristina De la Vega
Shelia Geoffrion
Marc Cohen: Cohen Studios
Lynne Cohen: Cohen Studios
Brenda Leigh
Chad Periman- Note address correction in Tour Guide
Helen Kagan: will need to call at gate for access

South County: Palm City, Port Salerno and Hobe Sound

Kim Rody
Mallo Bisset
Tepa Charles: with Mallo Bisset
Alice Laputka: Visionary School of Art
Lynne Barletta: Visionary School of Art
Alexandra Trejo: Visionary School of Art/ Martin Artisans Guild Sponsored Student Artist
Geoffrey Smith
Lorrie Goss: Lisa P Young Studio
Lisa P Young: Lisa P Young Studio
Clair Brunetti: Lisa P Young Studio
Duane Hatfield
Deborah Elaine: with Duane Hatfield
Jeffrey Mush: Marker 23 Gallery
Robert Bennett: Fish House Art Center
Jean Gauger: Aya Fiber Studio at Fish House Art Center
Suzanne Connors: Aya Fiber Studio at Fish House Art Center
Gail Naomi: Fish House Art Center
Sean McGraw: Hobe Sound



About Martin County Artisan Guild:

Our Mission
Out mission is to organize and promote artists’ Open Studio Tours in Martin County, FL in order to provide the public with unique opportunities to meet artists and explore a wide variety of art forms.

To promote Martin County FL as a center of art.
To provide opportunity for artists to exhibit original artwork to the public.
To develop a sense of shared community and support among artists.
To foster the concept that success for one artist benefits all artists.
To present Artists’ Open Studios as a venue for purchasing art.

Get Involved: 

If you are a Martin County artist, get involved!

If you are interested in sponsorship, get involved! Donations are vital to our growth, as we use them for marketing, events, and public outreach.

If you are just interested in the arts and want to volunteer;    Get Involved!

We accept volunteers regardless of skill level. There is a rotation in roles, but we’ll teach you all the skills you need to know. Teenagers 14 years and older can earn community service credits for school


Our 2018 Tour Sponsors:

Frugal Framer

Arts Council of Martin County

Kling Gallery, Wine & Decor

Red Barn Furniture

Marker 23 Gallery & Tattoo Studio

The Rickie Report

Aya Fiber Studio

Tom Grissman Photography

Junk Dog Salvage

Maneros Restaurant

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986



Clay Habit Studio And Gallery Announces Open House, Classes And Upcoming Events For All Levels And Ages

Mia Lindberg, winner of the 2017 mARTies Award for Outstanding Visual Artist invites everyone to play with clay!  Clay Habit Studio and Gallery announces an Open House on Saturday, December 2nd and Sunday, December 3rd.  Get information about classes, workshops, and a special Breast Health Awareness Fundraiser coming in 2018.  Meet Mia and other artists showing their quilts, home made soaps,and pottery while enjoying refreshments and winning free gifts!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.








 10 AM – 5 PM   Both Days

1811 NE Mango Terrace, Jensen Beach, FL 34957






Located 150 feet off the Indian River and the Jensen Beach Causeway, Clay Habit Studio and Gallery is ready to share a wealth of creativity during their Open House on Saturday, December 2nd and Sunday, December 3rd from 10 am – 5pm both days.  Meet other potters, including Mia Lindberg, owner and teacher.  Other guest artists include a quilter and soap maker.  There will be give aways and lots of clay samples.  Mia is a master potter and the Laguna Clay Distributor for the East Coast of FL. so we will have lots of clay samples and giveaway’s.  Tickets will be picked for a winning gift during the event.

“Purr maid” by Mia Lindberg

Over fifty years ago, Mia’s love of art was nurtured on her family farm in rural PA.  The abundance of red clay, fauna, flora, slate fences of rust and verde, earthen -colored lichen, and moss covered mountain sides created memories for her artist palette.  Although clay had always been one of her interests, her scholastic focus was  with horticulture and applied plant sciences.  It was her search for just the right pottery vessel to nurture one of her projects that lead her to the Ceramics Lab.  She says, “I realized that plants were just a road leading me back to my true passion…and I changed my major to Ceramics”!


Mia and students at classes


Mia tells The Rickie Report, “Art has the ability to capture the soul of all who dare to enter its doors. I have had the privilege of holding those doors wide open. The rich earthen colors, evocative textures and strong design concepts of vistas past, seduce me, I need only to follow. Freedom is my guide when traditional theologies are questioned and ethereal paths are chosen. Bridging the space between life and impermanence with both vessel and sculpture has been a wonder filled journey. My work represents the beam of light that beckons me to test all the boundaries; ‘Come in’, it whispers, ‘the road is long and the art of creation abounds’….”


“Beauty And the Eye of the Beholder” by Mia Lindberg


 Lindberg’s artistry has been exhibited Nationally in venues such as the Backus Gallery, Armory Art Center, Zafka Gallery,5th Biennial Invitational Fulcra (CA), Elliott Museum, Design Color Concepts (Ft. Lauderdale), Grandfather Mountain (NC), Stuart Cultural Art Center, Lighthouse ArtCenter and more invitational exhibits throughout the US.  Mia is the Founder of the Ceramics League of Martin County and a longstanding  member of the Cultural Arts Center of Martin County.  She has taught both in and out of local school districts as well as with prison populations.


Classes for all ages and all levels of experience are available


In 2012, Mia’s work was featured in a publication, “She’s Come Undone”, Lark Books, 500 Raku “Bold Explorations of Dynamic Ceramic Technique”.  Her work has been commissioned internationally and can be found as Art in Public Places in the Bahamas, Virgin Islands, England, Germany, and Italy.  Mia worked for 3 years in apprenticeship with world renown Dorothy Becken. In addition, Mia is  accomplished in metalsmithing, jewelry, fiber, glass and wood.


Workshops are available year long from both local and visiting artists.




Classes and studio time are available year round, whether advanced or novice, our motto is “Come Clay With Us”.  In mid-January, 2018 Clay Habit will participate in the Martin County Open Studio Tour in January.


In February, 2018, Clay Habit will take part in Empty Bowls. Mia shares, ” Our studio will donate over 150 hand made and glazed bowls, PLUS Silent auction pieces. The public is welcome to take part in the glazing process. Call for more info and glazing dates”!



A special breast cancer fundraiser in March, 2018 will bring the Gallery’s annual Breast Cancer Benefit, “Plates For Pink” – Mia’s brain child. 100% of all funds will be donated to Friends in Pink. Patrons can buy a handmade plate, $20 and eat till their hearts content on wonderful foods of all varieties.

“She’s Come Undone” by Mia Lindberg



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For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986