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Ojai Art Detour 2017

Friday, May 5th, 2017

2016 ART DETOUR Logo

Ojai Art Detour
If you google The Art Detour you will find that the website indicates there will be no Art Detour this year. The website belongs to Dennis Wood and he has managed the Art Detour for the past ten years. HIs schedule this year is busier than usual and so he decided to take a year off. Because I wanted to participate in the Detour this year, I am taking it on. Dennis has graciously assisted me with a timeline of things that I need to set in motion. This is my first notification.
I don’t plan to build a new website, but I will put information here on Facebook, in the community networks and on my blog. I would appreciate any volunteer assistance.
The annual Detour is scheduled the same weekend as the Ojai Studio Artists Tour, which will be October 14th and 15th from 10 to 5:00. It is open to all artists and mediums.
To enter this year’s tour, complete the entry information below. Email your site information for the brochure/map to Entry information and entry fee must be received and completed by 6/5/2017
The entry fee includes two signs (returned at end of tour) for each stop, color brochure/maps.

Image Requirements
One 300 DPI jpg color image of artist work to be used for the brochure.

Entry Fee:
$60.00 per Site/Studio, 1 artist
$90.00 per Site/Studio, 2 or more artists
$90.00 per Business Site

Make checks payable to Patricia Anders
Mail entry fee checks to: 716 El Paseo Road, Ojai, Ca 93023 or you may deliver in person, my studio hours are 10:00 to 3:00. mon – Fri. I will email confirmation.

If you have any questions regarding entering this year’s tour, please call or email Patricia Anders 818 667 7505,

From Ojai Valley Arts

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

Tanzanian Trunk Sale on Ojai Art Detour
Exclusive! The Studio Artist Tour and the Art Detour will showcase many wonderful artists, but only at OVA arts can you find handcrafted items from Musoma, Tanzania. Come to the Trunk Sale on October 12 from 10-4 and see the new items that the African artisans have designed. Woven trays, bread and cracker baskets, and hand sewn table runners, potholders, purses and bags are just a few of the unique creations you will find.
The baskets are made by a group of elderly women in an environment of rampant disease, extreme poverty, and little clean water. The basketmakers range in age from 65-86 and most are raising their grandchildren. There are young and old in Musoma, but HIV AIDS, Malaria and other diseases from malnutrition have severely diminished the middle age population. Koku Peters who’s in her 70’s recently lost her daughter during childbirth and now must care for the baby and her 3 other grandchildren. Like the others, selling her baskets to Wishworks Intl. is the only income she has.
The fabric items are made by young women in their teens and early twenties In a group called Tupendane. In Musoma there are no readymade clothes, so the women have learned to make shirts, dresses and the items they sell to Wishworks Intl. on old foot treadle machines. This skill allows them to support themselves, since a high school degree is typically out of reach and does not guarantee a job.
OVA arts supports Wishworks Intl. and helps to make a transformative difference to those who struggle for their next meal. Come be a part of this successful program by taking home a bit of Africa. OVA arts is located at 108 N. Signal, Ojai and is open daily from 10-6.