The Artisans Studio Tour is a supporting site on the Monticello Artisan Trail.
The 23rd Annual Artisans Studio Tour, NOVEMBER 11 & 12, 2017, 10 - 5 PM will have 40+ artisans in 20+ working studios in Charlottesville and surrounding counties. Visiting the studios offers a unique opportunity to understand the working process of each artist. The Artisans Studio Tour was founded in 1994 by a group of Charlottesville area artisans to enhance the community’s awareness of professional artisans living and working in the region. This year marks the 23nd year that artists will open their studios and collaborate to make a public showing of their work. All Tour artisans have gone through a rigorous approval process that ensures that the crafts are of the highest quality. The Tour initiated an emerging artisan program in 2016 to encourage younger artisans who are seeking professional careers in their fields.
Craft lovers can expect to see displays of some of Virginia’s finest crafts including pottery, furniture, weaving, fabric design, jewelry, stained glass, wood turning, and quilting. There will be artisan demonstrations, opportunities to learn about the working processes in each studio, and some hands-on experience. The Tour provides an excellent opportunity to purchase the work of talented area artisans as unique gifts or for your own collection. The Tour is self-guided and is free and open to the public. Each studio on the Tour provides locally-sourced refreshments.
For news about our artisans and updates about the 2017 Tour we encourage you to follow our facebook page: facebook.com/artisans.studio.tour. To join the Tour as a participant and for information, directions, and map, see http://www.artisanstudiotour.com.
Professional Distinction: Demonstrations, Exhibition