2021 Tour Update:
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.
Visitors need to check with artists they wish to visit to find out what their individual covid 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.
2021 Sponsors - Individuals and/or Businesses:
Being an AOS sponsor gives you the opportunity to support the arts and, in turn, gives us the opportunity to support you. When you become a sponsor of our many professional artists, you will have a year-round presence on our website, www.aosct.org, as well as a spotlight on our 10,000 tour guides. You will receive a poster announcing your AOS sponsorship.
The Artists’ Open Studios Tour is an incredible opportunity for visitors to meet Northeastern Connecticut's painters, sculptors, fiber artists, photographers, potters, jewelers, glass artists, woodworkers, and other fine artists. Visitors have the opportunity to see some artists in their own studios as well as some showing in groups who may not have sufficient studio space for visitors.
Our loyal visitors include people who are curious about fine art, interested in meeting the artists, collectors, designers, parents, teachers, emerging artists, and art patrons. We have been featured in CT magazine and all news outlets in the region including TV and radio.
Please visit our website. It represents the scope and quality of our mission. We believe you will be impressed with the work you see from talented participating artists. You will also see where you, as a Sponsor, will be highlighted on our homepage with our existing Sponsors. Your icon on our website will take visitors directly to your website.
Visitors continue to make our tour a "must" on their calendars each year during the Thanksgiving weekend and the first weekend in December.
Your contribution of a minimum of $100.00 will provide you with a presence on our website for a full year. Application and payment received prior to July 1st will reserve your space on the tour guide.
Aline Hoffman, President, …and the participants of the Artists’ Open Studio Tour