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Newsfront - June 8, 2007

Folks flock to Open Studios

The 2007 Open Studios tour held over the weekend, sponsored by the Alamo Danville Artist Society, the town of Danville and the Danville Weekly, was a chance to meet artists in their homes and studios in Danville and Alamo, with part of the proceeds from purchases going to grants for art teachers in the school district.

Open Studios was an extraordinary success this year, spokeswoman Tracy Bauer said, noting the turnout was easily 10 times larger than previous years.

"People were coming out of the woodwork and the sales were unprecedented," she said.

Artists said they were pleased with the large, steady flow of visitors and noted many new local art collectors.

"I sold 16 paintings, which far exceeded my expectations," said artist Stephen Sanfilippo. "There was actually a line on Sunday to buy artwork."

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