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The ART drive Open Studio Tour Donates To The Lloyd Center

From: Beverly Carter
(508) 992- 6958
beverlycarter2@comcast.net
www.the-art-drive.com

For Immediate Release

the ART drive Open Studio Tour Donates
To The Lloyd Center

Dartmouth, MA –the ART drive –Dartmouth and Westport artists and artisans that teamed up last year to start a new open studio weekend donated $2000 to The Lloyd Center for The Environment in Dartmouth to be used for the Center’s children’s educational programs.

In its second season, the Art Drive artists have now donated a combined total of nearly $5,000 to the Center.

Made up of some of the area’s premiere painters, ceramic artists, wood-workers, photographers, jewelers and others, the ART drive uniquely puts emphasis on a consistent and high level of professionalism and quality in some very unusual and dramatic studio settings spotted among the area’s villages, farm lands and seacoast.
With only 15 miles separating the most distant studios, visitors are able to enjoy a casual drive through this picturesque area with ample time for a picnic lunch or to dine at area restaurants.

Organized by Dartmouth residents Beverly Carter, Sandra Hall and Deborah Quinn-Munson, the Art drive attracts hundreds of visitors from Boston to Providence to the area for the two-day August event.

“We are most grateful to the Lloyd Center and staff for assisting us in promoting the event to its members and others,” said Beverly Carter. “Their help made all the difference, and even with a down economy, the number of visitors to all our studios was as robust as last year’s event,” she said.