Thirty-five artists and seven local studios will participate Saturdayand Sunday in the 22nd annual "Take In the Local Color! Lubbock's Artist Studio Tour." Studio tour hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. There is no admission charge.

The yearly event gives art lovers a unique opportunity to observe artists in their working environments, some of which are private homes.

All participating artists are from Lubbock County, and all participating studios are in Lubbock.

There are approximately five or six artists showcasing work at each location. Throughout the tour, visitors will have an opportunity to see original works in the media of painting, drawing, pottery, fiber, jewelry, leather, glass, wood, photography and sculpture. Many visitors take advantage of the yearly Studio Tour to find original art as Christmas gifts, as prices vary greatly.

Some studio locations also will include art demonstrations, live music, or both.

The participating studios, and artists showing there, are as follows:

* Toni Arnett Studio, 9605 Toledo Ave.

Artists exhibiting here are: Arnett, painting; Dawna Gillespie, jewelry; Shelly Hall Nelson, painting; and Renee Steger Simpson, painting.

* Melinda Green Harvey Studio, 3520 92nd St.

Artists exhibiting here: Harvey, photography; Mike Maines, ceramics and pottery; Pat Maines, mixed media and miniatures; Carol Peterson, painting; and Sean Scully, jewelry.

* Ami Hill home, 3201 25th St.

Artists exhibiting here: Linda Adkins, jewelry; Betty Blevins, painting; Stan Blevins, photography; Greg Goodnight, wood; George D. Gray, metal; Janis Hubble, ceramics and pottery; and Rick Vanderpool, photography.

* Carol C. Howell Studio, 3224 22nd St.

Artists exhibiting here: Howell, painting; Justin C. Deurmyer, stringed instruments; Marika Pineda, fiber; Donna Rose, photography; and Ron Simons, jewelry.

* Linda Jackson Studio, 3909 101st St.

Artists exhibiting here: Jackson, jewelry; Benna Ellis, fused glass; Dyan Newton, painting; Tim Oliver, painting; Beth Pennington, painting; and Gale Webb, painting.

* Robert Rogers Studio, 3308 20th St.

Artists exhibiting here: Rogers, jewelry, painting and sculpture; John Franklin, wood; Roger Holmes, ceramics and pottery; and Brenda Watts & Steve Snell, leather.

* Janet & Gary Schwantz home, 3015 21st St.

Artists exhibiting here: Valerie Komkov Hill, painting and fiber; Joyce Runyan, painting; Lyn Stoll, jewelry; and Karla Wardroup, painting.

Artists participating in the annual "Take In the Local Color! Lubbock's Artist Studio Tour" for the first time include Roger Holmes, Carol Peterson, Marika Pineda, Donna Rose, Sean Scully, Ron Simons, Renee Steger Simpson and Karla Wardroup.

All other artists taking part this year also have participated in past years.

A full color brochure, with a map and a list of artists at each studio, can be requested from the Lubbock Arts Alliance by calling 744-2787, or can be downloaded online at lubbockstudiotour.org.

"Take In the Local Color! Lubbock's Artist Studio Tour" is a program of the non-profit Lubbock Arts Alliance.

The project is made possible in part through a grant from the City of Lubbock, as recommended by Civic Lubbock Inc. The annual Studio Tour is supported by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts and the Helen Jones Foundation.