For Immediate Release

July 4, 2024

Contact: Martha Fitch, Director

(802) 279-9495, (802) 223-3380

2024 Fall Open Studio Coming Soon

October 5 & 6, 10 – 5

For up-to-date directions and locations, visit our website and map of participating sites.

Request a copy of the tour booklet

Open Studio Weekend is a statewide celebration of the visual arts and creative process, offering a unique opportunity for visitors to meet a variety of artists and craftspeople in their studios, some of whom are only open to the public during this event.  Those who experience Open Studio gain an appreciation for the creative process and the role that artists and craftspeople play in the vitality of Vermont’s communities. Participating small galleries and art centers show the work of local artists.

Twice a year the self-guided tour features both long time participants and those  new to the tour, giving faithful Open Studio visitors new destinations. The studio tour brings visitors to historic Vermont villages and along back roads with spectacular vistas.

Martha Fitch, the director of the Vermont Crafts Council that organizes the event, says the allure of the Open Studio tour is that “it takes you through small towns and backroads, with the yellow Open Studio signs and the Vermont Studio Tour map easily guiding visitors to the studio location.”  This year’s tour includes the work of glassblowers, jewelers, printmakers, potters, furniture makers, weavers, metal workers, painters, sculptors, and fiber artists working with silk and felt.

The free Vermont Studio Tour booklet contains maps and directions.  The maps, along with the yellow wayfinder signs placed along the roads, guide visitors to arts sites. Pick up a tour guide from any participating artist, gallery, or art center, or download a pdf from the website

The Vermont Crafts Council is a non-profit organization, founded in 1990, serving the Vermont visual arts community.  Open Studio Weekend is supported by the Vermont Arts Council,  and the Point Radio.