The Fall Mississippi River Valley Art Drive is a self guided art drive featuring artists of all media in their private homes, studios and galleries November 3 & 4, 2012. This is the 5th art drive for MRVAD and the 3rd year of internet presence at, offering a printable map of the drive locations, a description of artists' work as well as a sample gallery and art events list. Approximately 300 artists, represented in 43 locations across Illinois and Iowa from Elizabeth to Kalona, are separated into 3 geographical sections for driving convenience. There is also bus group availability with Stephanie at Johannes Bus Service, 309-788-7932. This unique tour allows you to meet some of the artists, see their studios and interact with them to understand their creative motivation. This art drive includes an art foundry, art centers, garden art, painters, jewelry creators, authors, potters, fiber art, original porcelain dolls and recycled art. Designate an art day, have fun and fall in love with art!


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