Central Maine artists will open their homes and studios Saturday during a day-long tour of studios, homes and galleries featuring art unique to the region.

The Open Studio Tour begins at 10 a.m. and runs until 6 p.m., featuring more than dozen artists in Somerset and Piscataquis counties, according to a news release from the Wesserunsett Arts Council.

Many of the artists are painters, creating on canvas, walls and panels.

Included on the tour are such artists as Joe Kennedy, a Ripley plumber who uses scraps and leftover parts from his trade to create sculptures; Heather Kerner, who works in wool fiber on her Canaan farm; and Doug Malloy of Athens and Randy Holden of Norridgework, who work with wood.

Sponsored and organized by the Wesserunsett Arts Council, the studio tour was designed to bring people to the arts, according to the organization.

Organizer Michael Hoy called it an opportunity to “show people what’s been going on in the woods.”

The open studios tour began five years ago. In addition to giving the public a chance to see the art, the day also gives the artists a chance to sell their work.

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