Visitors enjoyed the art, and artists enjoyed the visitors at the fourth annual Miles of Art tour held throughout Shawano County on Saturday and Sunday.
The event was co-founded by the late David Rand and his wife, Kazuko, to showcase a variety of visual and performing arts in area artists’ studios and homes, and to bring visitors to an area commonly known for its agriculture. David Rand passed away in February.
Patti Peterson, tourism manager with the Shawano Country Chamber of Commerce, said the event drew people in from as far away as Chicago. She was pleased with the turnout despite the weather conditions on the first day.
“Despite the cold and rainy weather on Saturday, the visitor traffic was considerably heavier than Sunday,” she said.
Mandi Kieler, of Seymour, visited the tour for the second time.
“I really loved it last year so we came back this year,” Kieler said. “I have a new appreciation for the local artists and their work.”