Area studios will take part in this weekend’s Open Studio Tour

Area studios will take part in this weekend’s Open Studio Tour

23 artists in county open their workspaces to public during Vermont Craft Council statewide event

BRATTLEBORO — The Vermont Craft Council's annual Spring Open Studio Weekend takes place this weekend, May 25 and 26.

Participating studios will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, with many sites offering demonstrations as well as the opportunity to purchase art and talk to the professional artists who made it. Prior to or after the event, please call studios ahead of time before visiting.

During May, visitors to the Vermont Welcome Center on Interstate 91 northbound in Guilford can preview samples of works from several participating studios.

Numbers listed here correspond to the artists' site numbers on the statewide tour. The studios numbered from 73 to 80 are also those of Brattleboro-West Arts members.

Tour information centers offer brochures that include maps and listings of local eateries and businesses. Yellow balloons and wayfinder signs will indicate arts venues that are open for the event.

Brattleboro area

Vermont Artisan Designs (106 Main St., Brattleboro) will be the information center for the Brattleboro area.

For profiles of participating artists, as well as links to interactive maps and other resources to help enjoy the weekend around Brattleboro, visit

73. Applewoods Woodworking Studio and Gallery, David and Michelle Holzapfel: 2802 Rt. 9, Marlboro.

74. Matthew Tell Pottery: Potters Hill Road, Marlboro.

75. Chris Lann Designs silver jewelry: 1420 Sunset Lake Rd., Brattleboro.

76. Greg Moschetti, landscapes in oil paint: 623 Kelly Rd., Dummerston.

77. Orchard Street Pottery, Walter Slowinski: 658 Orchard St., Brattleboro.

78. Lesley Heathcote, pastels of animals and nature: 32 Larkin St., Brattleboro.

80. Jason Breen Fine and Custom Woodworking: 1197 Bonnyvale Rd., Brattleboro.

81. Vermont Artisan Designs: 106 Main St., Brattleboro.

82. Colorquilts, dyed fabric, quilts, and wooden jigsaw puzzles by Carlene Raper: 62 Spruce St., Brattleboro.

83. Darlene Eisenhuth, RUST, recycled art, 911 Dover Rd., South Newfane. Repurposed assemblage from wood and metal.

84. Diane Echlin Ceramics, stoneware pottery, jewelry: 428 S. Wardsboro Road, Newfane.

85. Robert DuGrenier Glass Art Gallery: 1096 Vermont Route 30, Townshend.

Deerfield Valley

In the Deerfield Valley region, artists in the following galleries/studios in Wilmington, Whitingham, and Readsboro will welcome the public to their studios. Tour maps are available at the Mount Snow Chamber of Commerce and area businesses.

69. Readsboro Glassworks, hand-blown glass and glass sculpture by Mary Angus and K. William LeQuier: 6954 Main St. (lower level), Readsboro. 802-423-7706.

70. Bill Matuszeski and Mary Procter, husband and wife painters with a studio in their home, called Witch Hobble, in Whitingham: 488 Faulkner Rd.

71. Kate Follett, landscape painter whose work evokes the scale and stillness of nature: 3375 VT Rte. 100, Jacksonville. 802-368-7670.

72. Jen Violette, unique glass sculptures and landscape paintings that often include Vermont barns: 12 New England Power Rd., Wilmington. 802-464-5206.

Bellows Falls area

The Flat Iron Exchange (51 The Square, 802-460-0357) will be the information center for the Bellows Falls area.

87. Robert McBride and Phyllis Rosser. Dynamic abstract paintings and sculptures: 17 Rockingham St., Bellows Falls, 802-463-1992.

88. Project Space 9 Gallery. George Norris-Brown and Jeanne Cannon paintings: 9 Canal St., Bellows Falls, 802-463-3252.

89. Sherwin Art Glass. Unique, collectible, hand-sculpted blown glass by Chris Sherwin: 33 Bridge St., Bellows Falls, 802-376-5744.

90. Canal Street Art Gallery. New cooperative gallery showing local artwork: 23 Canal St., Bellows Falls, 802-289-0104.

91. Dellamano Glassware, Cathy Tretler. Hand-painted functional glassware. 7 Rockingham St., Bellows Falls, 802-376-3264.

92. Clare Sullivan Adams, printmaking and fused glass. 664 Cambridgeport Rd., Grafton, 802-380-5089.

93. Broomcorn Johnny's, Brian Newton. Handcrafted brooms and objects d'art. 5622 Windham Hill Rd., Windham. 802-874-4779.

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