“Zig Zag” in Rolle and “OpenArt18” in Saint-Prex

Talented group of artists who participated in Zig Zag 2017.

LET your feet set you on a path to artistic discovery this month at two ‘open workshop’ events, the first in Rolle on the 22-23rd September followed on the 29-30th by a second in Saint-Prex.

Zig Zag 2018 in Rolle

During Zig Zag, 13 professional artists will open their ateliers, some in their own homes, to the art-loving public from 11am-to-6pm in the lovely lakeside town of Rolle.

A varied offering of artistic media will be on show from oil, pastel and mixed-technique painting to sculpture, drawing, and even children’s fashions, and marionnettes designed and made for the professional stage. Each location differs from the other and reflects the unique personalities of the diverse participants.

The ateliers are within easy walking distance of each other and at each a small apéro as well as a demonstration relating to the artist’s work will be offered.

Download a leaflet of the participating artists and their location here: Zig Zag 2018.

OpenArt18 in Saint-Prex
Photo by Stefano Balestrini, who will participate in OpenArt18 in Saint-Prex.

At nine locations around the lovely village of Saint-Prex, including five in its Old Town, painters in diverse media, engravers, and a photographer will open their doors to visitors from 11am-to-7pm on 29 and 30th September for the 4th edition of OpenArt.

Originally founded by Rolle-based artist Yvonne Morell (who is participating in both open workshop events) this year she’s joined by painter-engravers Sylvie Aubert and Afi Nafissy as co-organizers.

“You really walk into someone’s creative space,” Yvonne says, spaces that are usually off limits to the public. “This isn’t a formal exhibition as visitors will be able to see unfinished works as well as completed ones that are available for sale.”

She says that this relaxed and welcoming approach based on meeting the artists in their natural environment has contributed to OpenArt’s success and popularity.

Here, as in Rolle, the artists are within walking distance of each other and a small apéro will be offered.

You can download a leaflet of the participating artists and their location here: OpenArt18 Saint-Prex. And you can also check OpenArt18’s Facebook page for regular additions of participating artist’s profiles.

Come along to either or both of these events to breathe in a little creative air and discover the artistic passion that fuels the work of these talented artists. ♣

Mixed technique painting by Franciane Equey (participant, Zig Zag in Rolle)

Zig Zag Parcours Artistique 2018
OpenArt18 Saint-Prex
Yvonne Morell

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