Tour beautiful north Idaho.

Discover art.

Tour artists' studios within the greater Sandpoint area.

August 10-12 and 17-19, 2018

Art Tour Drive Art Tour Drive

Enjoy summer in north Idaho and discover terrific new art. We invite you to visit the working studios of painters, sculptors, photographers, jewelers, potters, glass artists and more.

Set your own schedule and enjoy the scenery as you explore the works of familiar favorites and new artists. The tour is completely free of charge.

The Sandpoint area boasts many artists working in a variety of media. Step into their working studios and witness firsthand where they create the work you love. Enjoy the beautiful scenery of Lake Pend Oreille and the surrounding mountains as you tour the local art studios.

The local towns of Westmond, Sagle, Sandpoint, Ponderay, Kootenai, Hope, and Clark Fork offer stop-off points for lunch, fuel, snacks, or any other needs while you tour.

Make your summer special by seeing what the local area has to offer.

Explore our artists.

Art Tour Drive

From widely known artists to local celebrities to emerging talent, come explore the wide variety of artists on this year's tour.


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Artist Roster 2018

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Sandpoint & South

Jola (Yola) Bitler
Oluf Nielsen
Connie Scherr
Kim Powers
Barbara Field
Don Fisher
Pauline Ehly
Larry Clark
Lucy West
Karen Trueblood
Rob Payne

Points North & East

Carolyn Beckwith
Steve Gevurtz
Kathryn Weistberg
Lynn & Mark Gardner
Vickie Edwards
Mark Vogt
Terrie Kremer
Lori Moore
Denys Knight
Joanne Walker
Barbara Janusz
Alice Beckstrom
Doug Fluckiger
× Jola (Yola) Bitler

Jola (Yola) Bitler / Painting

208-263-3232 [email protected]

Art by Yola 917 Westmond Rd, Sagle

My artwork is an interpretation of my surroundings, ideas, and beliefs. The subject matter of each painting determines which form of media I use. North Idaho provides me with peace and tranquil arena to paint and express myself using different approaches. Each project often consists of multiple works, grouped around specific themes and meanings.

× Oluf Nielsen

Oluf Nielsen / Oils

425-736-9005 [email protected]

Oluf Nielsen Studio 15 Platinum Ridge Rd, Sagle

A creative mind, blank canvas and paint is all Oluf needs … and maybe a shot of whisky! With textural abstract oils, Oluf has been a major player in the top art festivals coast to coast. For 40 years he received first place awards while selling to collectors in 35 cities. His wide range of styles each have a unique look.
× Connie Scherr

Connie Scherr / Oils

208-290-7570 [email protected]

Scherr Haven 333 Birch Haven, Sagle

The lush Clark Fork Delta. Lake Pend Oreille. The tree-covered mountains. Beautiful farms with hay bales. Summertime at City Beach. We have it all here in North Idaho and I have been blessed to call Sandpoint home for over 40 years. Please come by my studio and see what has inspired my paintings this past year. Call for an appointment before or after the tour.
× Kim Powers

Kim Powers / Mixed media

509-869-4230 [email protected]

6095 Dufort Rd, Sagle

As I look out my Studio window in our 70-year-old barn, I am thankful for the textures and colors surrounding me. They continually inspire me to pick up my brush and paint. I am drawn to the structures and shapes that open my mind to the beauty of my surroundings. This beauty is part of my consciousness when I create my fabric work. I invite you to my gallery to share in my experience.

× Barbara Field

Barbara Field / Mixed media

208-263-7924 [email protected]

Perception Studio 375 W. Garfield Bay Rd, Sagle

To create a painting is to inch backward and forward along a series of planks, cantilevering onto a palette of color, rhythmic lines and shapes; all traveling from darkness to radiant light. The northwest is my focus: its turbulent streams, mysterious reflections, sleeping boats, snow shadows, backlit hills and many diverse inhabitants contributing to a special environment.
× Don Fisher

Don Fisher / Photography

208-920-1900 doncindy[email protected]

Odie’s Bayside 1591 Garfield Bay Rd. Sagle

My philosophy as a fine art photographer is really quite simple: I try to spot scenes of nature that are not immediately noticed by everyone’s eye. The lighting has to be just right for the composition to be its best. I then work primarily with Lightroom to bring out the colors, texture and saturation of the subject.

× Pauline Ehly

Pauline Ehly / Jewelry, Felting, Eco Printing

208-290-8762 [email protected]

Scherr Haven 333 Birch Haven, Sagle

Many art forms spark my interest but in particular nuno felting and jewelry designing. The last two years, I have been exploring the joy of eco-dyeing which is a process contact printing with plants on silk, wool & linen, producing marvelous scarves and other wearables. My work is available in various boutiques, special events and I am a regular vendor at Sandpoint farmer’s market.

× Larry Clark

Larry Clark / Pottery

208-610-9367 [email protected]

Scherr Haven 333 Birch Haven, Sagle

I’ve been fortunate to be able to work with clay for most of my life. From the very beginning I’ve approached ceramics as both a sculptor and a painter, exploring the possible shapes for both functional and non-functional shapes, and feeling compelled in many cases to decorate the surfaces in a painterly way, most often with flower associated images.

× Lucy West

Lucy West / Acrylics

509-251-9215 [email protected]

Lucy West Studios 800 E. Bottle Bay Rd, Sagle

Painting with acrylics on canvas, my ambition is to create fine art infused with the elegant science that makes up the phenomenal mechanics of our world and universe. My wish is to inspire others to look up at the night sky or look deeper into the inner workings of nature, and through the creative process explore “how” and “why”.
× Karen Trueblood

Karen Trueblood / Painting

818-395-3936 [email protected]

Art Place, 120 S. 2nd Ave Suite C, Sandpoint

As an artist and passionate art teacher for over 25 years, I believe teaching strengthens my art; students push me to greater understanding and creative expression every day. There is inspiration in everything. I find that a variety of subjects, style, material, and techniques keeps my art alive and vibrant. I am excited to be painting and teaching at my new studio ART PLACE, in Sandpoint.

× Rob Payne

Rob Payne / Wood

208-265-1575 [email protected]

Creative Wood Venture 204 S. Florence, Sandpoint

For decades I’ve enjoyed creating functional art from my treasury of unique wood. I rescue wood from demolition projects, local Sandpoint trees headed for the landfill, exotic species, driftwood, and more. I use these to create functional art: furniture, doors, cabinets, guitars—my imagination’s the limit. Each finished piece comes with a story, and its personality shows in every line.

× Lynne Campbell

Lynne Campbell / Photography

Tour location phone: 208-265-9541 Business phone: 208-265-9997

838 Granite Ridge Dr, Sandpoint

In today’s hurry-up, techno-driven world, it is nature that keeps me grounded. Its colors, textures, patterns, and symmetry hold an ongoing fascination. I have that impulse to take a photograph when I feel an emotional connection, and it is that connection I want to capture. Beyond sharing an image, I’m hoping you might find a story. Thank you for doing the Tour!
× Carolyn Beckwith

Carolyn Beckwith / Jewelry

208-691-6568 [email protected]

Schweitzer Mountain Gallery, 10000 Schweitzer Mtn. Rd, Sandpoint

“Time spent creating and enjoying art and beauty is time spent restoring one’s soul.” It restores my soul to create these handmade pieces of myself, using natural materials and taking inspiration from the beauty of our North Idaho home. Each piece or wearable art is as unique as nature, and folks are thrilled when they can wear nature on themselves.

× Steve Gevurtz

Steve Gevurtz / Sculpture

509-981-9215 [email protected]

Steve Gevurtz Sculpture Studio, 245 Kootenai 4th Ave, Sandpoint

Please join me in my studio as I refine the details of my newest sculpture “Chasing Rainbows”. I will be giving talks and demonstrating how a completed clay sculpture is transformed into a finished bronze at the foundry. Enjoy the 40 + bronzes on display in the Sculpture Gallery and tour the Sculpture Gardens. Bring a snack and a bottle of wine and enjoy an afternoon picnic overlooking majestic Lake Pend Oreille.
× Kathryn Weistberg

Kathryn Weistberg / Painting

208-627-8100 [email protected]

45 Scotch Pine Rd, Sandpoint

Weisberg’s Impressionist landscapes in oil and watercolor are juxtaposed by her expressive and realistic portraits in Pastel Pencil. Formally trained, she exhibits internationally and is a Signature Member of the Artists for Conservation. Come ask her about that while exploring new original works and personalized prints in the environment of a working Studio.
× Lynn & Mark Gardner

Lynn & Mark Gardner / Pottery & Jewelry

208-946-1699 928-978-2102 [email protected]

1420 N. Center Valley Rd, Sandpoint

Add color and imagination along with a big dash of whimsy and you’ll describe our work in a nutshell. We create torch-fired enamel jewelry, pottery, and mixed media art for the eclectic soul. We look forward to you visiting and for those that have been here before, Bob (our big draft horse) says, “Bring carrots!”

× Vickie Edwards

Vickie Edwards / Fabric arts

208-920-1628 [email protected]

1420 N. Center Valley Rd, Sandpoint

I used oil paint and cold wax medium for the first time in August, 2017. A passion for this mixed media combination has grown into an obsession of finding and exploring new and innovative techniques. My paintings are highly textured, using up to 20 layers of paint, scraped and excavated back to original layers, usually dark and gritty with spheres or circles as focal points.

× Mark Vogt

Mark Vogt / Photography

208-821-1607 [email protected]

1420 N. Center Valley Rd, Sandpoint

Mark is an award-winning photographer whose fascination with the incredible, unpredictable outdoors and nature started almost 50 years ago. Mark travels to some of the most remote, beautiful wilderness areas of our country searching for dramatic photographs that capture the true essence of the natural world. His photos make you feel the passion he has for his profession.
× Terrie Kremer

Terrie Kremer / Quilter

208-946-9706 [email protected]

Moose Country Quilts 3075 Gold Creek Rd, Sandpoint

Not your Grandma’s quilts here! Instead, my fabric wall art and quilts are a blend of tradition and contemporary, with surprises in the details. 30 years of experience have led me here. I use commercial, hand-painted and hand-dyed fabrics to represent local wildlife, flowers and plants. I love using unusual combinations of color, print and design. Enjoy the drive to my rural studio and see what I mean!
× Lori Moore

Lori Moore / Mixed media

208-610-2053 [email protected]

Moosemamas Art Studio 1884 Flume Creek Rd, Sandpoint

I am primarily a self-taught artist with special instruction from a few famous artists. My style and mediums have progressed from Watercolors to large works in Acrylic, Ink, Collage, Oils and Encaustics. Moosemamas Art Studio is proud to present scheduled Artist demonstrations each Saturday during the tour, from 1p.m.–3p.m. When we create, we’re the happiest Artists on earth.
× Denys Knight

Denys Knight / Copper

208-660-0373 [email protected]

Moosemamas Art Studio 1884 Flume Creek Rd, Sandpoint

Light and color are part of the magic created when flame painting and foldforming on copper. Working with tools, chemicals, a torch, and copper one gets such wonderous surprises as copper does “its thing” with a little help from me. I love the creative spirit this art form captures. The sea, mountains, and natural forms influence my work.
× Joanne Walker

Joanne Walker / Silver Jewelry

949-280-9288 [email protected]

Moosemamas Art Studio 1884 Flume Creek Rd, Sandpoint

I create bold, beautiful jewelry by turning flat metal into three-dimensional creations that make a statement. I have had the good fortune to declare my jewelry style by studying with the best metalsmithing teachers. I am most happy when hammering a piece of metal or heating it up with the torch.
× Barbara Janusz

Barbara Janusz / Watercolor

208-290-1279 [email protected]

Studio By The Lake, Lake Rim Drive, Hope

Over the years, I’ve been fortunate traveling to many places around the world. As wonderful and exciting as those travels have been, none touched my inner being like the Pacific Northwest. This magnificent place I call home fills my creative soul with overwhelming subject matter. Come experience the artist’s dream, beautiful lake view, flower garden, water features and demonstrations.

× Alice Beckstrom

Alice Beckstrom / Glass

509-845-2301 [email protected]

Studio By The Lake, Lake Rim Drive, Hope

When you are left with nothing but broken pieces...take them...rearrange them...and make a masterpiece!” My passion is to experiment, play with and appreciate the constant flow, movement and mesmerizing traits of glass. My “Recaptured Glass” Art is earth conscious and eco-friendly.
× Doug Fluckiger

Doug Fluckiger / Pencil drawings

208-266-1715 [email protected]

829 Dry Creek Rd, Clark Fork

Though my work is generally mistaken for photography, it’s exclusively graphite— pencil drawings. My strongest influence is nature herself: snowfall, mist, mornings and evenings; clouds and stones and trees and water. The combinations and delights are limitless. I’m as excited as a kid when the clouds disclose the mountains, or in a twilight moonrise. I never get used to it.