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  • The 25th anniversary Art Harvest Studio Tour

    FRIDAY, Sept. 29

    The 25th anniversary Art Harvest Studio Tour will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 29, 30 and Oct. 1, and Oct. 6-8, at 34 artist studios around Yamhill County. Admission buttons cost $8.

    For more information, contact Cassie Sollars at 971-241-0153 or visit www.artharveststudiotour.org.

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