Open Studio Weekends
Open Studio for Visitors
Most Vermont craftspeople work in studios located in or close to their residences. These are places of production and inspiration located in downtowns as well as at the ends of dirt roads. Wherever their locations, they are exciting places to visit because they reflect the dynamic yet organized process that is used to produce the finished work of art.
The studio itself is enormously informative because you can see at a glance how the artist works. You see the swatches that have not been chosen for the quilt or the work that is experimental or not serious enough for the gallery. Buying or ordering work during an Open Studio sale is a unique experience because you have the opportunity to speak to the artist directly.
Open Studio Weekend takes place Saturday and Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend, or the Saturday and Sunday of the first or second weekend in October. Authenticity and quality are at the heart of the event.
Vermont Crafts Council members who are Vermont visual artists and craftspeople, galleries, educational sites, may participate.
Participants agree to open their studios to the public for the weekend, create an educational element to their event, and distribute promotional materials of their own and the Vermont Studio Tour Guide.
The Vermont Crafts Council produces the Vermont Studio Guide, which contains maps, directions and contact information about participants, and posts the same material on its website. We produce wayfinder signs and posters that are given to participants at three professional development seminars that serve as materials distribution days. Read More