One weekend every fall, artisans in Central Virginia open their doors for you to explore their working spaces.  Many visitors make the Tour a two-day experience so they can enjoy other area offerings while in the area. What a great way to spend a fall weekend! In 2017, the Tour grew to 45 artisans in 24 studios, giving so many choices of fine artisanal work to sample.  

Easily accessed by following the map and directions on this site, the annual Studio Tour is self-guided, free, and open to the public. Each studio on the Tour provides locally-sourced refreshments, and many provide demonstrations.  For frequent updates about the Tour we encourage you to follow us on Facebook and Instagram or sign up for our email list below. 

The Passport Program of the Tour gives you the opportunity to win shopping credit with a participating studio artisan of your choice. Simply pick up a Passport card at any studio during the weekend and receive a stamp from each studio you visit. Every visitor is eligible to win a $50 credit! Visit five or more studios for a chance to win a $300 credit!

If you are a Virginia artisan who would like to participate in the 2018 Tour, please visit the  how to apply page for more information. We are always looking for professional artisans to join as guest artisans in studios in the central Virginia area around Charlottesville. The 2018 Artisans Studio Tour will be Saturday and Sunday, November 10 and 11.

 photo by s. palmer

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