Open Studios

Stained Antique Glass Studio

LOCATION: Main Canyon Road
First recurring event starts: September 21, 2018 @ 10:00 am (full details)

Retired Art Festival Director, Sandy Larsen, will have an open studio showing his abstract, eccentric glass windows made entirely from antique glass. Open studio includes tours of the historic rock house, one of the first pioneer structures constructed in the area.
4 miles west of Escalante on HWY 12 then 1 mile west on Main Canyon Road (turn right off HWY 12 onto dirt road and cross bridge – by Slot Canyons Inn). 
CAUTION:  low water crossing to access property – not suitable for low clearance vehicles – limited parking available prior to creek.


G.K. Reiser Private Studio

LOCATION: 220 South 200 West
September 26, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

G. K. Reiser invites you to explore his private gallery and studio where you will discover an ever changing contemporary oasis of paintings, sculpture and furniture.


Serenidad Studio – Gallery

LOCATION: 170 South 100 West
September 27, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Serenidad Gallery currently features the watercolors of Harriet Young Priska and oil paintings by Flagstaff, Arizona artist Rebekah Nordstrom. 

Harriet continues to “paint the town” by preserving the pioneer charm of Escalante with her work.  She also offers drawing lessons in this studio.  Her 2019  calendar of “Escalante and Boulder” and another of just “Boulder” will be available along with cards and prints of her paintings.  The paintings in the calendars are on exhibit at the Anasazi State Park Museum (open daily) in Boulder, Utah. 

Rebekah graduated form North Dakota State University with a BA in Interior Design. She ran an Architectural Illustration business for over 20 years. In 2016, she decided to focus her attention on fine art. She is influenced by her Scandinavian heritage, being drawn to simple forms, and honest interpretation of place.  Her love of being in nature, and her solitary spirit often finds her and her easel on backcountry adventures in beautiful Northern Arizona. While painting en plein air, she strives for faithfulness to what she experiences, all prima.  See more of Rebekah’s work here.

Scotty Mitchell Pastel Studio

LOCATION: Scotty Mitchell Studio
First recurring event starts: September 29, 2018 @ 10:00 am (full details)

In Boulder – turn off right off HWY 12 at Circle Cliffs Motel and follow drive to end.  Scotty’s studio is on the right past the house.

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Stop by Scotty’s studio to see where the magic happens after her painting excursions out and about in the canyons. 

Scotty Mitchell moved to Boulder,Utah in 1997, captivated by the immense space and incredible variety of color and form, the earth showing off its bones.  Mitchell went to art school in Italy and graduated from the Academy of Fine arts in Rome in 1971. In 1975 she went on a painting trip to Crete, Greece and stayed for 20 years.   Falling in love with Utah on a southwest trip in the early nineties led Mitchell to move to Boulder in 1997.  She is an onsite painter, taking her drawing board, pastels and easel out into nature.  Her work unites the abstraction of form, light, and rhythm, with the deep particularity of her specific.  She finds painting on site is the best way to convey the vitality and spirit of her subject.  Scotty loves to hike to remote spots to paint.  On cold or windy days she paints from a large picture window in her vintage RV, Aphrodite. Her work is a joyous celebration of the land.  See more of Scotty’s work here.


Sculptured Furniture /  Primitive Pottery Gallery

LOCATION: Sculptured Furniture Primitive Pottery Gallery
September 29, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

NOTE: Workshop Tour starts at 1:00 PM

David and Brigitte moved to Escalante in 1996 from Berlin, Germany.  David’s Sculptured Furniture echoes the organic forms of the Red Rock Country while Brigitte’s Primitive Pottery is inspired by prehistoric cultures of the Colorado Plateau.  Their work can be seen both at the Festival Vendor Hall as well as in their studio during this open studio.