Artists, Art on Hand for Gallery Tour; Event Is Saturday 10 A.M. to 5 P.M

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In an annual promotional gallery tour, art galleries along a 12-mile strip from Neptune Beach to Ponte Vedra Beach have asked people to stop by Saturday to see the works of national and local artists.

The Beaches Gallery Tour will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and each gallery will have an artist on site for demonstration and discussion.

The J. Johnson Gallery is a showcase for significant works by major American and modern masters in painting, print making , sculpture and photography. The gallery is currently featuring the monumental works of Mexico City sculptor Javier Marin. Gallery staff will be available for discussion and questions. The gallery is at 177 Fourth Ave. N. in Jacksonville Beach. 435-3200.

Chao Framing is a fine art and custom framing gallery. Meet local artist Ferenc Szeles as he presents his Florida landscapes. Gallery staff will be available to talk about conservation and framing. Chao Framing is at 1514 Third St. N. in Jacksonville Beach. 249-4053.

Beaches Fine Arts Center and Archway Framing is a cooperative gallery featuring artwork from many regional artists working in a variety of mediums from watercolor to sculpture. Member artists will be demonstrating their work on the lawn during the Gallery Tour. The center is at 228 Third Ave. N. in Jacksonville Beach. 241-8816.

Stellers Gallery at Ponte Vedra has a diverse collection of fine art and sculpture by local, regional and internationally recognized artists. Styles range from traditional realism to impressionism to abstraction. …