Spring may have come late to Vermont this year, but Spring Open Studio Weekend hasn’t – it really snuck up on me this time!
Open Studio Weekend is pretty nifty – it’s 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 spring event takes place during Memorial Day Weekend, May 26 & 27.
The event is a part of Vermont Arts 2018, a year-long celebration highlighting the wide variety of arts events taking place throughout the state. You can join the party by following #VTarts2018 on social media (Instagram, Twitter).
Obviously, you’re planning on visiting my studio, right? Good call. 🙂
When you’re done letting me chat you up, you can visit eight other artist studios and arts-related spots in the Montpelier/Worcester/Berlin area, all within a 1/2 hour drive of my studio.
The list below includes everyone in our little cluster of arts happiness. I’ve referred to studios by both name and number – the number refers to a listing in the gold 2018 Spring Event & Resource Guide. FYI – 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 (and get Orange County for free!) on the Vermont Crafts Council website.
Here’s the rundown of who’s who (click on the links to learn more about specific artists):
- #152 – Flint Brook Pottery/Deborah Van Ness: Handthrown, functional stoneware pottery
- #153 – Green Mountain Hooked Rugs/Stephanie Krauss: Traditional hand hooked rugs
- #154 – Annie Tiberio Cameron Photography: Photography, botanicals, abstracts, nature, wilderness
- #155 – Robinson Whistles/Delia Robinson: Clay Whistles, narrative art and music
- #156 – Center for Arts and Learning: Hats, painting, rock sculpture, artists.
- #157 – Studio at 24 Main/Sam Colt: Collaborative studio, work by several artists
- #158 – Kingfisher Forge/Chris Eaton: Blacksmith studio and hardware shop
- #159 – May Day Studio/Kelly McMahon: Quirky paper goods, letterpress, bookbinding
- #160 – Blue Roof Designs/Elissa Campbell: Handmade books (that’s me!)
Note: If you’re wondering why the studio numbers are different colors, that’s because they correspond with the marker colors on a Google map I created to help you plan your travels. All hail the Google Map!
If you plan on coming to the Montpelier area, let me know and I can recommend restaurants that are great for experiencing local deliciousness.
I hope to see you at the studio!