Open Studio Weekend at the Festival Gallery
“Combine fall foliage viewing and harvest activities with purchases from local artists across Vermont. Bright yellow signs compete with oranges and reds of October along Vermont’s roads enticing visitors to the studios of craftspeople and fine artists across Vermont during the 2019 Fall Open Studio Tour over October 5 & 6.
Open Studio Weekend is a statewide celebration of the visual arts and creative process, offering a unique opportunity for visitors to meet a wide variety of local artists and craftspeople in their studios, and purchase high quality, handmade artwork. The self-guided Open Studio tour features the work of glassblowers, jewelers, print makers, potters, furniture makers, weavers, iron workers, painters, sculptors, quilt makers and wood carvers. Many participating galleries will host gallery talks and feature special exhibits in conjunction with this event.
The Vermont Crafts Council publishes a free map with directions to participating sites. The Fall Open Studio Map is available throughout the state at Tourist Information Centers, galleries and studios. It will also available on the VCC website, or by calling 802-223-3380.
The Vermont Crafts Council launched Open Studio Weekend in 1993 to increase the visibility of artists and craftspeople in Vermont and to foster an appreciation for the creative process and the role that artists and craftspeople play in the vitality of Vermont’s communities. The Vermont Crafts Council is a non-profit organization serving the Vermont visual arts community. Open Studio Weekend is supported by the Vermont Arts Council and by The Point radio station.”
The Festival Gallery at Valley arts will be open for Vermont Open Studio Weekend, October 5 & 6, 10 am to 5 pm