Visitors welcome at 14 ARTrails studios across greater Lewis County this weekend


ARTrails of Southwest Washington, a nonprofit that joins local artists of all kinds, will host the final stretch of its annual studio tour this weekend, with 14 locations in Lewis and South Thurston counties opening for the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

The studio tour is free for all visitors, offering a chance for people of varied interests to witness the work of 33 artists across the area. 

“You will have the opportunity to support local arts and artists by purchasing original artwork at each studio as well as at the Exhibition Gallery,” states the ARTrails flier for the September tour. “As you take the tour, we hope you enjoy the other pleasures of Southwest Washington. … Check our website for local tourism and lodging information and plan on spending the weekend.”

The tour began with a kick-off celebration in Centralia on Friday, Sept. 15 before studios opened last weekend. The self-guided tours begin again on Saturday, Sept. 23.


ARTrails locations

Visit the “Tour & Gallery” tab at to learn more about ARTrails of Southwest Washington and the studio tour, including a downloadable map.


Beyond the Loop Creations

17831 Applegate St. SW, Rochester

Artist: Joan Hitchcock — fiber art, acrylics


Woodbine Flowers

4064 Cooks Hill Road, Centralia

Artist: Betsy Levy — florals


Lucid Fusion Arts

112 N. Silver St., Centralia

Artist: Desiree Shafman — paint


The Rectangle Gallery

209 N. Tower Ave., Centralia


Jan Nontell — ceramics, enameling 

Pauli Rollins — hand embroidery

Penney Auld — weaving, fiber arts

Susan Bagratinoff — acrylics

Bonnie Blake — jewelry

Susan Blubaugh — wax-resist on eggshells

Tricia Gilson — acrylics

Amanda Hanson — watercolor, linoleum prints

Tamara Hinck — wood carving

Michelle Gehlman-Teeter — photography

Strangelands Gallery of Art

531 N. Tower Ave., Centralia

Artist: Michael Cook — acrylics


The Hive

114 W. Pear St., Centralia

Artist: Emily Bryant — watercolor, pen


Dandelion Creative Space

51 SW Third St., Chehalis


Jennifer Kinsman — oil paint 

Rayleen Lilley — paint


Harborwood Designs

990 Brown Road W., Chehalis

Artist: Brent Knott — wood


Pacific Ocean Graphics and Fine Arts

267 Dluhosh Road, Onalaska

Artist: Carlene Salazar — painting, photography


Tilton River Studio Gallery

133 Burton Burres Road, Cinebar


Barbara Burres — painting, photography

Dianne Gonzales — watercolor


172 Steelhead Drive, Silver Creek


Jill Jacoby — oil

Madeline McIntire — photography

Nicole Notch — mixed media

Brittany Roden — watercolor


167 Brady Lane, Winlock

Artist: Melissa Gilbertsen — watercolor, ink, linoleum prints


Steamboat Landing

115 Ramsey Way, Toledo


Linda Shepherd — digital art

Di Morgan — fiber, wearables


Eileen Eddleman — mixed media

Pat Anderson — pencil


Morgan Arts Centre

190 Plomondon Road, Toledo 

Mike Morgan — mixed media sculpture

Kit Metlen — wood carving

Ina Wagenman — mosaics


Artists on sabbatical this year: Marcy Anholt, Karla Bailey, Jeannette Fedorka, Cheryl Love, Karen McInturff, Richard Roth, Susan Roth, Sue Wachter