This year’s 16th annual Artisans Studio Tour November 13 & 14, 2010 will showcase 33 artisans in 16 working studios. Craft lovers can expect to see displays of some of Virginia’s finest crafts including pottery, furniture, weaving, fabric design, jewelry, stained glass, clothing, baskets, wood turning, and more. 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 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, artists will again 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.
Pick up a Passport at any studio during the weekend and have your Passport stamped at each studio you visit. Each visitor is eligible to win a $50 credit. Visit 8 or more studios for a chance to win a $300 credit!