Sponsorship gives you the opportunity to be seen by a very large audience. We print 25,000 - 30,000 tour guides annually. Approximately 5,000 are mailed, our membership distributes approximately 18,000, with the remaining allocated to our sponsors. We have been featured in CT magazine and all news outlets in the region including TV and radio. Since 1988 we have drawn visitors from all over New England and New York.
When you support our many professional artists as a Sponsor you will have a year-round presence on our website, aosct.org, as well as a spotlight on our tour guide. You will also be given one or two posters announcing your support of the AOS tour.
Please take a minute to check out 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.
Our loyal visitors include collectors, designers, people who are curious about fine art, parents, teachers, emerging artists, and art patrons. 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, metal smiths, wood workers and other fine artists. You will have an opportunity to see some artists in their studios. Those showing in groups tend not to have sufficient studio space for visitors.
Visitors continue to make our tour a "must" on their calendars each year during these two weekends, 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 May 1st will reserve your space on the tour guide.
Aline Hoffman, President