Vermont Open Studio Weekend
The spring Open Studio Tour is this Memorial Day weekend, Saturday and Sunday, May 24 and 25. Look for the bright yellow signs marking the way to the studios of 239 craftspeople and fine artists across Vermont, and gain an appreciation for the creative process and the role that artists and craftspeople play in the vitality of Vermont’s communities. The self-guided tour features a number of new artists as well as long-time participants.
Martha Fitch, the director of the Vermont Crafts Council that organizes the event, says the allure of the Open Studio tour is that “it takes you through the real Vermont, with the yellow Open Studio signs and the Open Studio map easily guiding visitors to the studios.” The tour features the work of glassblowers, jewelers, printmakers, potters, furniture makers, weavers, ironworkers, painters, sculptors, quilt makers and wood carvers. The free Open Studio guide contains maps and directions to studios and studio addresses that can be entered into GPS systems. The maps, along with the yellow signs placed along the roads, ensure that visitors will easily find the studios. The Open Studio guide is available at vermontcrafts.com, or by calling 802-223-3380; at tourist information centers, galleries and studios.