Hickory – “One of the biggest challenges local artists face is making people aware of what they make and where you can find them or their work,” says Teena Stewart. That’s a primary reason Teena Stewart and Anne Fredley are participating in the Art Around Caldwell studio tour. Though they both reside in Hickory, they are technically in Caldwell County.

The studio tour helps the public get to know artists and what they do and gives them a glimpse inside their work spaces.  Anne Fredley is known primarily for her landscape paintings and her “Designs by Anne” jewelry. Teena Stewart’s brand association is Serendipitini Studio where she also creates handmade jewelry in addition to glass gifts and two-dimensional art with a strong focus on animals.

Their work will be on display and for sale at Stewart’s home at 6191 Mountainside Drive, just off Grace Chapel Road. The event is free to the public. Participants will be provided with light refreshments, brochures and maps. They will also have a chance to win a cash prize for visiting a certain number of studios.

The event runs from 9:00 – 4:00 pm, Saturday, June 22 and will take place rain or shine.