Where do you find inspiration? It’s likely that the 22nd Annual Artisans Studio Tour, in and around Charlottesville, Virginia on November 12 & 13, will provide inspiration for many years to come. Take the free, self-guided tour of 23 studios hosting 42 artisans and enjoy the beautiful countryside and fabulous fall weather that central Virginia offers. As an added bonus in each studio, you can enjoy refreshments provided by area food artisans. Follow our clear map at www.artisanstudiotour.com for an inside glimpse of the life of a craftsman.

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 Tour is self-guided, free, and open to the public. Like us on Face book, www.facebook.com/artisan.studio.tour for frequent updates and get directions and map at www.artisanstudiotour.com. 

The Artisans Studio Tour was founded in 1994 to enhance the community’s awareness of professional artisans living and working in the region. All Tour artisans have gone through a rigorous approval process that ensures that the crafts are of the highest quality. Held annually on the second weekend in November, the Tour is a cooperative effort of the participating artisans who are collectively responsible for the costs of producing the Tour.


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