What is it this amazing Chatham County mainstay, you ask??
The Studio Tour is drivable self-guided tours of artists actual studios or shops. You will probably begin to notice all the red triangle signs throughout the county, alerting and diverting drivers to a studio stop. You will find a physical map at the Hub listed below or can download from the Guilds website online, the map lists the artists locations and signs are near and at each studio.
The tour was established in 1992, by the Chatham County Arts Council, to promote all the amazing artists located in Chatham County. It was so successful that the tour developed its own autonomy with a steering committee and became the Guild as to collaborate with other foundations and non-profits.
As you visit, you can expect to find arts and crafts for viewing and purchase as well as demonstrations depending on the artist and time of day. With so many artists spread across our large and lovely county this is a great opportunity to see the countryside but remember to plan for a bit of driving across the two days if you want a variety.
This is a great excuse to see the country, meet the numerous and diverse artists in our community as well as get some holiday shopping done early!
Here is a link to this fall tours’ artists.
Here is a link to the map.
All Studio Tour events are free & open to the public.
Where and when is it you ask?
Saturday, December 7 : 10:00 – 5 P.M.
Sunday, December 8 : 12:00 – 5 P.M.
Saturday, December 14 : 10:00 – 5 P.M.
Sunday December 15 : 12:00 – 5 P.M.
The Chatham Artists Guild is sponsoring an Artists Reception to kick off our Studio Tour Season! This is a free event to meet the artists and get an sneak peak of the art on the tour.
Thursday November 22nd from 6:30 to 8:30 @ The ArtCenter in Carrboro- 300 E Main Street, Carrboro NC.
The current art exhibit runs through Nov 29th. Studio Tour commences on Saturday Dec 7th at 10 am. Artist studios will be open during the first two full weekends in December.
Checkout the Brochure online http://www.chathamartistsguild.org/2018-brochure/
Use this link to the Guild Facebook page for a detailed schedule of events through December and the rest of the year. If you can’t make this studio event, no worries, a spring version in other parts of the county is offered.
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