A unique self-guided art tour is popping up in seven different locations along the TransCanada this weekend. 

The 11th Annual Highway 1 Studio Tour allows individuals to travel at their own pace for personal interactions with a variety of artists and their mediums.  

April Bradley, president of the event, said there will be everything from pottery to paintings to jewelry to macrame. 

“It gives people a chance to check out some great arts and crafts made by people in their community,” she said. “And get a chance to see those various creative spaces as well.” 

Aside from opening opportunities for residents to access quality art and handcraft made in the southwest, the tour also allows the artists themselves a relaxed and comfortable space to share their work—their very own studios.  

While there’s no specified start or finish point, there’s an exciting aspect for the art enthusiasts who visit every stop on the map.  

Bradley explained that gift baskets can be won, featuring pieces from the artists. 

“To enter that, there is a passport that you can pick up at any of the studios,” she said. "You get a stamp or a signature at each studio you go to, and if you go to all the studios, you get entered to win those gift baskets.” 

The shops will be open and waiting for people to look inside the space and mind of the southwest artists from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. tomorrow, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

See the list of all seven spots, check out the map here, and when on the road keep an eye out for pink ribbons and signs.

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