Public Artist Lofts, studio tours offered Oct. 5


    The 2nd Street Lofts will host an artist studio tour from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 5. This is a unique opportunity to visit artist studios, see works in progress, shop and learn.
    Live music and refreshments will be available at the stops. Visitors may tour the following subjects:
    — Mixed media painting with Robin Hawkins, 10611 Raptor Cove, Hoagland;
    — Jewelry with Matthew Bruening, 1138E 1050N, Ossian;
    — Mixed media with Joel Fremion, 102 Bittersweet Lane, Ossian;
    — Clay sculpture with Kimberly Rorick, wood with Steve Rorick and beach stone jewelry with Sue Davis at 5531N St. Rd. 1, Ossian;
    — Encaustic and acrylic painting with Ruth Koomler and glass artistry with Elaine Wiening, 5698N 600E, Craigville;
    — Metal signs at Flash Arc Metal Designs, 221 S. 5th Street, Decatur.
    A gallery and reception will follow the tour from 5-8 p.m. at The Hive in the 2nd Street Lofts building, 116 N. 2nd St., Decatur.