Open Studio Builds Skills and Friendships

Connie Kotke, Publicity Chair

Every Monday morning from 8 a.m. to noon, members of the SaddleBrooke Fine Arts Guild gather in the Topaz Room at the Arts & Crafts Center at MountainView clubhouse for Open Studio time. This is a valuable opportunity to improve skills in a relaxing environment. Artists can pause and ask others for advice or for help in seeing something they cannot see themselves. Some Guild members have attended regularly for years. It’s easy to see why so many friendships have formed along the way.

Open Studio is just one benefit of joining the Guild. Membership is just $25 per year, which includes general meetings (from September through May) at 4 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month in the Activity Center in SaddleBrooke One. These meetings feature art-related presentations, social sharing, and a Guild business update. We celebrate our growing collaborative relationships with the SaddleBrooke Photo Club and Fiber Arts Club who share our Topaz Studio.

The SaddleBrooke Fine Arts Guild is a nonprofit organization that provides educational, skill-building, and social opportunities for Guild members and local residents alike. To join, please visit or contact Guild President Karen Brungardt at [email protected].