About the Tour
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, 22 artists will open their studios and collaborate with 18 more to make a public showing of their work. All 40 Tour artisans have gone through a rigorous approval process that ensures that the crafts are of the highest quality. We will kick off our 20th anniversary celebration of the Tour with a preview exhibition at Charlottesville's downtown McGuffey main gallery from September 30 - November 2, with an opening on Friday, October 3 open to the public. Fabulous new work will mark this milestone.