Our Group

A Tapestry of Artistic Expressions

ArtJones Open Studio Tour's mission statement is to celebrate the professional arts community in Gulfport, Florida, bringing artists and art-appreciators together in one studio arts weekend. Each year we grow and change. We began our tour five years ago with 11 artists. Now we are welcoming 30 professional artists, three of whom are emerging artists in their field showing in 12 studios sprinkled throughout Gulfport, Florida.

This December we'll have artists working in 10 mediums from wood and glass to oil, pastels and sculpture. We have jewelers and fiber artists, mixed media and ceramics. Though many of these artists live in Gulfport, others hale from just a few miles away. We have at least two things in common, we work for the love of art and we are proficient in our craft. This ArtJones weekend, we bring that joy of creativity right to you.

Open Studios, where the seeds of inspiration sprout

Download the brochure and map and come to see who we are, what we create and how we live an artist's life.

On December 4-5, 2021 ArtJones artists once again open their doors to welcome you. Social distancing protocols will be in place.
Saturday 10-5; Sunday 11-4

See it, Feel it, Buy it.

Paula Roy, Emerging Artist

Paula is one of our FOUR emerging artists invited to participate in ArtJones in 2021. Paula's paintings have developed quickly in the last 3 years. She was awarded the Gulfport Merchant Chamber Rise & Shine Scholarship 3 years ago and has excelled in her craft ever since. Her painting teacher, Jack Providenti, was pleased to recommended her for the tour. We are thrilled to welcome Paula this year. She'll be at stop #11 with Nancy Poucher.

Diane Bragg, Fused Glass

Diane Bragg is our only glass artist this year - and she'll steal your creative heart. Don't miss her alley studio where she demonstrates how she takes chips of glass and creates designer clocks and art pieces. If you start there and go backward, you'll see Larry Busby's photographs at the Enroy home, and weaver Elizabeth Neily's fiber art just off Gulfport Boulevard. Whatever way you choose to travel, there is great art everywhere.