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. Last year, artists again opened their studios and collaborated to make a public showing of their work. All Tour artisans went through a rigorous approval process that ensured that the crafts are of the highest quality. We will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Tour in 2014, with fabulous new work to mark this milestone. 

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 and is free and open to the public. Each studio on the Tour also provides food and beverages from some of the area's best establishments as well as artisan-prepared treats.