MRV Artisans Take Part in Vermont Open Studio Weekend

Gary Eckhardt painting near his Moosewalk Studios which is located on beautiful Lincoln Gap Road.

The 30th Anniversary of the Vermont Spring Open Studio Weekend takes place on May 28 & 29, from 10am to 5 pm. Over 150 artists are participating and the Mad River Valley is well represented with seven studios open to the public. It’s a perfect excuse to tour the spectacular Mad River Valley as the mountains turn to various shades of green. 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;

Luke Iannuzzi’s pottery studio is located on the scenic East Warren road in between the villages of Waitsfield and Warren.

Luke Iannuzzi Pottery
Raku art and dinnerware sets. From Warren Village, head north up Brook Rd. Brook Rd becomes E. Warren Rd.  The studio is located on the east side, just past the cemetery after Roxbury Mountain Rd. 5711 E. Warren Rd, Warren VT 05674. (802) 839-9650.

Sculpturebird Studios
Sculpture, Ellen Kucera offers a sculpture walk and mixed media work.  From Brook Rd in Warren, turn onto Plunkton Road. Travel 1 mile and the house/studio is on the left at the top of the hill/field. 1099 Plunkton Rd, Warren VT 05674. (802) 498-5159.

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.

The Mad River Fiber Mill gives visitors the opportunity to see wool production and a chance to purchase the final product too.

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.

Noel Bailey Ceramics
Noel created functional high-fire porcelain From the intersection of Rte 100 and Rte 17 in Waitsfield, head west on Rte 17 for 1.4 miles. Turn left (south) on Harris Hill Road (immediately after Marble Hill Road). Go 0.4 miles up Harris Hill and studio/home is on the right with a red roof. 364 Harris Hill, Waitsfield VT 05673. (970) 518-7567

Visions in Oil is the current exhibit at the Mad River Valley Arts Festival gallery.

Mad River Valley Arts.
The MRV’s hub of the Arts current exhibit at their Festival gallery is Visions In Oil. It features 22 professional artists each painting in a different style, all with oil. 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.

Ellen Kucera’s delicate ornaments are just one example of the work you will see at her studio.

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.

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 wayfinder signs during the events to guide you to the studios.Look at our maps and see more information about loops and tours. And don’t forget to plan for the 2022 Fall Open Studio Weekend taking place on October 1 & 2, 10:00 – 5:00