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. In 2014, 22 artists opened their studios and collaborated with 18 more to make a public showing of their work. All 40 Tour artisans went through a rigorous approval process that ensures that the crafts are of the highest quality. We kicked off our 20th anniversary celebration of the Tour with a preview exhibition at Charlottesville's downtown McGuffey main gallery from September 30 - November 2. Fabulous new work marked this milestone.