Our Group

A Tapestry of Artistic Expressions

ArtJones Open Studio Tour's mission statement is to celebrate the professional arts community in and around Gulfport, Florida, bringing artists and art-appreciators together in one studio arts weekend. Each year we grow and change. We began our tour in 2017 with 11 artists. Now we are welcoming more than 25 professional and aspiring artists, many of whom are known far and wide for their excellence.

This December we'll have new studio stops, including Deserie Valloreo's Gulfport Boulevard location. We are 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 across town and across the bridges. 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, the appreciative public.

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 3-4, 2022 ArtJones artists once again open their doors to welcome you. Saturday 10-5; Sunday 11-4

See it, Feel it, Buy it.

Paula Roy, Emerging Artist

Paula is one of our emerging artists who joined us in 2021 and will return to ArtJones in 2022. She will be joined by Amy Howell and a few new artists, yet to be named. 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.