2021 Tour Update:
The registration deadline is August 31. Therefore Tour Guides will be printed later than usual.
Tour Guides will not be mailed this year. Once printed they will be available at Town Halls, Libraries, Sponsor Businesses, and of course, from participants.
At the time of the tour, visitors need to check with artists they wish to visit to find out what their individual restrictions will be at the time of the tour, i.e.: a limited number of visitors, mask requirements, use of provided hand sanitizer, curbside pickup only, etc.
…is a free, self-guided art adventure in the “Quiet Corner” - and is a wonderful opportunity to meet Northeastern Connecticut’s painters, sculptors, fiber artists, photographers, metal-smiths, woodworkers, potters, glass artists, jewelers, and other fine artists.
While many folks experience fine art by visiting galleries and museums, people rarely have a chance to meet the artists and to be in the welcoming spaces where they nourish their creativity and produce their art. The Artists’ Open Studio tour gives artists the opportunity to connect with you and to share their passion and expertise - a sure cure for some of the isolation artists often feel while working in their studios.
Please do note that not all participating artists are showing in their studios. There are a growing number of group shows providing visitors the opportunity to view a variety of works in one venue.
We are also proud to have sponsors who are displayed both on our website and our brochure. So, when you plan your trip across Northeastern CT, consider adding in a meal or two at some of our sponsoring restaurants. And please be sure to let them know you are on the tour.