Looking to get away over Memorial Day weekend? Interested in juried crafts and artisan works? If so, you do NOT want to miss Vermont’s 19th Annual Open Studio Weekend.
Over Memorial Day Weekend (May 28 & 29), yellow signs will dot the Vermont landscape as artists and craftspeople open their studios to the public. This statewide event is a celebration of the visual arts. More than 226 sites will be open during this event, with over than 300 artists and artisans participating. This is a unique opportunity to meet a wide variety of artists and craftspeople in their studios, some of which are only open to the public during this weekend.
Watch these amazing artists in action – glass blowers, jewelers, printmakers, potters, furniture makers, weavers, ironworkers, painters, sculptors, quilt makers and wood carvers. Many galleries will host gallery talks and feature special exhibits in conjunction with this event.
Guests return for Open Studio every year because the tour is different each year. The studio and gallery sites changes each year providing a continually “new” annual event. The Vermont Crafts Council publishes a free map booklet with directions to participating sites. The Vermont Studio Tour Guide is available at Vermont Information Centers, from individual studios and galleries, and by request. You can download a PDF of the Tour Guide. FYI – The map is broken down into counties. Rabbit Hill Inn is in Caledonia County.
The Vermont Crafts Council launched Open Studio Weekend 19 years ago 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. Open Studio Weekend is supported by the farmers who own Cabot Creamery, The Vermont Arts Council and the Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing.
Additional information about Open Studio Weekend can be found online at www.vermontcrafts.com or by calling the Vermont Crafts Council at 802-223-3380.