Vermont Open Studio Weekend – Montpelier/Worcester/Berlin Artists
Vermont’s Spring Open Studio Weekend is celebrating its silver anniversary this upcoming Memorial Day Weekend, May 27 & 28. Twenty-five years is quite a milestone!
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 artists and craftspeople in their studios, some of which are only open to the public during this event.
The event is a part of Vermont Arts 2017, a year-long celebration highlighting the wide variety of arts events taking place throughout the state. You can join the party by following #VTarts2017 on social media (Instagram, Twitter).
If you’re planning on visiting my studio (oh, yeah!), you can add on visits to other locations within a 1/2 hour drive of here. The Montpelier/Worcester/Berlin region of Vermont has a sweet little cluster of artists (six, to be exact) for your studio hopping pleasure.
In the lists below, I’ll be referring to studios by both name and number – the number refers to a listing in the green 2017 Spring Event & Resource Guide. There are several ways to get your hands on a map:
- Pick up a copy at our area information center, Artisans Hand Craft Gallery in Montpelier.
- Print out a full copy (warning – this is a big, fat pdf).
- View a detailed map of Washington County on the Vermont Crafts Council website.
Here’s the rundown of who’s who (click on the links to learn more about specific artists):
- #56 – Unfortunately, Elm Harris had to withdraw from the tour and will not be participating.
- #57 – Blue Roof Designs/Elissa Campbell: Handmade books (that’s me!)
- #58 – May Day Studio/Kelly McMahon: Quirky paper goods, letterpress, bookbinding.
- #59 – Annie Tiberio Cameron Photography: Photography, botanicals, abstracts, nature, wilderness.
- #60 – Green Mountain Hooked Rugs/Stephanie Krauss: Traditional hand hooked rugs.
- #61 – Kingfisher Forge/Chris Eaton: Blacksmith studio and hardware shop. *Chris relocated his studio from Worcester to Berlin – the map includes his old address. His new address is 6451 Route 12 S, Berlin, VT.
- #62 – Flint Brook Pottery/Deborah Van Ness: Handthrown, functional stoneware pottery.
Note: If you’re wondering why the studio numbers are different colors, that’s because they correspond with the marker colors on the map I created to help you plan your travels. Behold – the Google Map!
If you plan on coming to the Montpelier area, let me know and I can recommend some local restaurants for your munching pleasure.
I hope to see you at the studio!