The artists of Monches are hosting the 35th annual tour of their studios and workshops Dec 1-3.
The tour also includes two stops that offer dining so you can make a day of touring of all the artists.
Learn more about each artist and find a map showing all the stops at www.monchesartisans.com.
Create your own personalized tour using the descriptions of each stop below. Monches is a small community in the rolling hills neighboring Holy Hill, the Ice Age trail, Hartland and Hartford.
This year’s tour includes eight stops:
Krauski art glass studio. Bob and Mary Krauski have been creating stained and sand-carved glass pieces for more than 45 years. Art glass pieces include everything from ornaments to free standing pieces. Visiting artists are Bob Blue of Fat Turtle Confections and Dot Spransy, the “hat lady.” Fat Turtle Confections offers hand-crafted chocolate confections such as pecan clusters (aka turtles), dark chocolate cherry bark, sea salt caramels as well as stocking stuffers and gift boxes. Spransy creates handmade knit hats and headbands; each one is unique.
Bobrowitz Spectacular Sculpture. Paul Bobrowitz has a variety of sculpture displayed indoors and outdoors across 2 acres. His sculptures include whimsical, wall-hanging, kinetic and free-standing pieces in rustic and shiny metals. Visiting artist Barbi from Goldsmith Jewelry will offer unique handcrafted silver jewelry at this stop.
Janet’s Jewels studio. Janet Libbey has custom-created jewelry that’s made with hand-crafted lampwork glass beads, Swarovski crystals and gemstones. Libbey specializes in working with you to create your own personalized jewelry. Customized name bracelets are a popular gift item.
Lake Farm Gifts. New this year, Lake Farm Gifts is a creative women’s cooperative with a shop featuring one of-a-kind art created by local artists as well as vintage home decor and accessories. This vintage shop includes a carefully selected assortment of fiber art, handmade soaps and lotions, photography,…