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MCVIC to host local artisans during Open Studio Tour

The Mathews County Visitor and Information Center will host local artisans over the next two weekends during the Made in Mathews Open Studio Tour.

Artisans who will be featured on Friday, Nov. 26, are gift maker Melanie Bolin, woodworker Ron Litwinski, gift basket maker Rose Mason, and beeswax candle maker Cheryl Battle.

On Saturday, Nov. 27, blacksmith Fred Alder, bamboo craft maker Stan Cath, and photographer Tammy Faulkner will be on hand, and Rose Mason will return. There will also be a book signing by Owen Wenner of his young adult book, “Artistoria.”

Saturday, Dec. 4 will once again feature Melanie Bolin, Ron Litwinski, and Fred Alder, who will be joined by Bella’s Unique Styles baked goods and gifts and ornament-maker Bonnie Sohn.

“The Open Studio Tour is one of the county’s oldest holiday traditions,” said a press release from Emily Allen, executive director of MCVIC. “It makes a wonderful outing for the whole family.”

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