The homes and studios of 16 artists who call themselves collectively North Mountain will be open for an art walk May 28 from 1 until 6 p.m.
The public is invited to tour the homes, situated in the Bull River area on the north side of U-92 (the route to American Fork Canyon from I-15, south of Point of the Mountain). Admission fee of $5 per person will go toward development of an art center on the site.North Mountain artists include Jennifer Christensen, printmaking; Day Christensen, design/sculpture; Dion Barron, cast paper; Jan Blosch, cast paper; Neil Hadlock, sculpture/painting; Karen Had-lock, fabric; Joseph Linton, architecture; Ray Morales, graphic design; Frank Riggs, sculpture; Rosemary Riggs, fabric; Dennis Smith, sculpture/painting; Gary Smith, painting; Trevor Southey, sculpture/ printmaking; and Marvin Payne, songwriting.
In addition, there will be a kiln opening at the Village Duck Works of Gwen and Roger Davis, ceramics makers, at 4 p.m. The acclaimed Allred-Pierce string band will perform bluegrass music from 3-5 p.m. Refreshments will be served during the tour.
North Mountain was formed in the 1970s by a group of young artists and their families who found themselves meeting often to enjoy each other's company and share a love of the arts. In 1984, the group acquired four acres of wooded land where an art center is planned in a natural environment.
Artists undertaking the ambitious tour hope it will be the first of many annual events there. Work will continue on the sculpture garden after this weekend so that school children and the public can enjoy a spring or fall art walk, said Nettie Linton.
People are encouraged to dress casually and wear comfortable walking shoes. If the weather looks questionable, call 756-9919. If the walk is canceled Saturday, it will proceed at the scheduled times Monday (Memorial Day).