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va Artisans Studio Tour 2011

It’s that time of year people! Virginia artisans and artists in Charlottesville and the surrounding region will open their studios this weekend for the 17th annual Artisans Studio Tour. The creative people who live and work in the Piedmont region of Virginia are truly second to none. A complete list of studios and more information about the tour can be found at the tour website.

“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. This year’s 17th annual Tour will continue the tradition of showcasing Virginia’s most talented artisans. 

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. 

Each studio on the Tour also provides food and beverages from some of the area’s best establishments as well as artisan-prepared treats.”


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