Spring Open Studio Weekend celebrates 27 years
VERMONT — Bright yellow signs compete with a multitude of greens along Vermont's roads enticing visitors to the studios of craftspeople and other artists across Vermont during the 2019 Spring Open Studio Weekend taking place over May 25 & 26, Memorial Day Weekend.
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, hand made artwork.
The self-guided Open Studio tour features the work of glassblowers, jewelers, printmakers, potters, furniture makers, weavers, ironworkers, 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 booklet with directions to participating sites. The Vermont Open Studio Guide is available throughout the state at Tourist Information Centers, galleries and studios. Request a map on the VCC website, vermontcrafts.com/OSW/springmap.php or by calling (802) 223-3380.
A list of artists taking part — from north to south — follows:
Vermont Folk Rocker/Jim Geier. Handcrafted hardwood rocking chairs. 3820 Route 116, Starksboro.
Judith Bryant. Functional and decorative pottery. 3056 Route 116, Starksboro.
Ellen Spring Painted Silk. Dyed, painted, silk fiber wearables. 2476 Ireland Road, Starksboro.
Robert Compton Pottery. Handthrown functional and decorative pottery. 2662 Route 116 North, Bristol.
Art on Main. Cooperative gallery with works in many media. 25 Main St., Bristol.
Deborah Holmes Watercolors. Watercolors, giclee prints and acrylagouache paintings. 24 Garfield St., Bristol.
Anne Cady Paintings. Colorful Vermont landscape oil paintings. 653 Quarry Road, New Haven.
True Water Gallery/Molly Hawley. Portraits, landscapes, abstracts, fabric art. 1266 Route 125, Ripton.
Mike Mayone Fine Art. Paintings, prints, note cards, realism, landscapes. 8 Case St., East Middlebury.
The Oxford Rug Hooking School/Amy Oxford. Hooked rug demonstrations and mini lessons. 4174 Route 30, Cornwall.
Mud Puppy Pottery/Andy Snyder. Pottery demonstrations, exhibits and sales. 2386 Sunset Lake Road, Orwell.
Brenda Hall Wood Design. Organic, sculptural, sensuous, wooden furniture. 1516 Goshen Ripton Road, Goshen.
Caleb Kenna Photography. Vermont photography, images, prints, notecards. 40 Old Farm Road, Brandon.
Judith Reilly Studio and Gallery. Original pieced fabric art, artist designed hooked rugs, prints. 24 Conant Square (Route 7), Brandon.
Brandon Artists Guild. Cooperative gallery for Vermont artists and artisans. 7 Center St. (Route 7), Brandon.