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Vermont Craft Council Open Studio Weekend

October 1 - October 2


The 30th Anniversary of the Fall Vermont Spring Open Studio Weekend takes place on October 1-2. Over 150 artists are participating and the Mad River Valley (and surrounding communities) are well represented. It’s a perfect chance to tour the area and visit with our local makers.

It’s also a perfect excuse to tour the spectacular Mad River Valley as the mountains foliage should be at or near peak. . Most Vermont artists and artisans work in studios close to, or in, their homes. Many small galleries, and art centers also take part in this event, showcasing a unique collection of hand made and local artwork, including special events and exhibits. Here are our local artists that will be taking part;

Here are some of our local makers that will have open studios that weekend;

Moosewalk Studios and Gallery
Gary Eckhart and Roarke Sharlow  create watercolor paintings, photography, and giclee prints. Travel on Rte 100 to Warren. Turn onto Lincoln Gap Rd, opposite Country Motor Cars. Travel west on Lincoln Gap Rd for 2 miles to our studio/gallery sign, hanging on a mailbox. At the mailbox, make a right turn into our driveway. 200 Orion Rd, Warren VT 05674. (802) 583-2224.

Mad River Fiber Arts & Mill
At Susan Snider unique mill you’ll be exposed to weaving, yarn, fiber mill, wool. From the north, travel on I-89 south to exit 10, Waterbury, Stowe and follow Rte 100 south through Waterbury into Waitsfield. Mad River Fiber Mill is about 0.25 mile south of the intersection of Rte 100 (Main ST) and Rte 17. From the south on I-89 exit 9, follow Rte 100B through Moretown straight onto Rte 100S to Waitsfield. We are on Rte 100, Main St. calberti492@gmail.com

Mad River Valley Arts.
Mad River Valley Arts current gallery exhibition is Earth & Fire- formed in earth, forged in fire. August 28-October 14, Wed-Sat, 1 to 5pm. It features 2D and 3D objects in clay and glass handcrafted by potters and glass artists from the Mad River Valley. Located at the Village Square Shopping Center, 0.5 mile south of the center of Waitsfield on Rte 100. 2 Village Square Rte 100, Waitsfield VT 05673. (802) 496-6682

Blockhouse Studio
Our local community pottery studio and artisan shop. Located in the Village Square Shopping Center on Rte 100 in Waitsfield. We are in the northernmost end of the shopping center, in the blue building.5031 Main St, Waitsfield VT 05673. (802) 496-9508.

Mad Women in the Attic
Elga Gemst created fresh, original, metal and stained glass. Her studio is in downtown Moretown Village across the street from the Moretown post office and immediately south of the Moretown Village Grocery. Unit 1, in the apartment building, will be well marked. 1104 Rte 100B, Moretown VT 05660. (802) 496-4614.

Bette Ann Libby
Bette Ann Libby has been a painter and mosaic & ceramic artist for 50 years. She has created many community mosaic murals & founded “Studios Without Walls”.

Carol Dallas
Carol enjoys painting iconic New England scenes, and feels passionate about her pursuits. Carol has traveled to many parts of the world for Plein Air painting including Provence,France, Ireland, Tuscany New Mexico and many more. Her works have been accepted at juried shows at Bryan Memorial Gallery, Sanibel Captiva Art League, Art at the Round Barn in Waitsfield, VT, AVA Gallery in Lebanon, New Hampshire, and the Center for the Arts, Lake Sunapee Region, New Hampshire.

Click here to see all 150+ artists and galleries participating throughout Vermont. In the studio, you can see how the artist works. You see the fabrics that have not been chosen for the quilt or the work that is experimental. There too, are the artist’s specialized equipment and tools. Many artists will have demonstrations, work not available in the gallery and special sales.

Order your own map booklet, which has maps and directions. Look for the yellow way-finder signs during the events to guide you to the studios.Look at our maps and see more information about loops and tours.
802 223-3380


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