When: 16 days - from October 1–16, 2016
What: 40 local artists at 30 studio venues
Where: 3 counties in Western North Carolina—Buncombe, Polk, and Transylvania
Why? As a visitor to our studios, you will be welcomed, appreciated and inspired.
We're opening our studios over 16 days (including 3 weekends) — to allow you, the visitor, to take time to experience our work in depth. Be surprised at what you can learn in an artist's studio— engage with us in a leisurely exploration of our work, our creativity, and our stories.
We are forty local artists at thirty studio venues, all sharing an authentic desire to connect and inspire.
Visit our WNC Open Studios to experience creativity first-hand, to get closer to the process of making the finest crafts and visual arts, and to take home some memorable art from a fascinating experience, discovering these magical people and places.
The Event Guide and this website, designed for convenient smartphone use, make it easy to get off the beaten path to visit unexplored towns and countryside, as well as those familiar places that make Western North Carolina a magnet for the most talented artists in this region.
We can't wait to meet you!
Download a printable PDF Event Guide and maps to help plan your visits!
The organizers of this event gratefully acknowledge the continuing support & inspiration we have received from Devon Open Studios, Claire McLaughlin, coord.