Spring Open Studio Weekend May 28-29
BRATTLEBORO, Vt.: This Memorial Day weekend, the Vermont Crafts Council will celebrate the 30th year of its Spring Open Studio Weekend, which spotlights the multitude of professional artists and craftspeople who live and create throughout the state.
In Brattleboro and neighboring West Brattleboro and Marlboro alone, tour-goers will have the chance to visit 15 artists in seven studios and one gallery during the event on May 28 and 29.
Of those artists, 14 are members of Brattleboro-West Arts, a group of about two dozen artists and crafters who have worked together since 2008 to support one another and increase the visibility of local art in the community. This year’s spring tour will feature a collection of works by seven BWA members under one roof in the open-air pavilion adjacent to Orchard Street Pottery, the studio of Brattleboro-West Arts Coordinator Walter Slowinski.
Participating sites will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, with many studios offering demonstrations as well as the opportunity to purchase art and talk to the artists who made it.
Here is the complete lineup of tour stops in the Brattleboro area, listed according to their site numbers on the statewide tour. The studios marked with * are those of Brattleboro-West Arts members.
*66. Applewoods Woodworking Studio and Gallery, David and Michelle Holzapfel: 2802 Rt. 9 Marlboro.
*67. Matthew Tell Pottery: 163 Potters Hill Road, Marlboro.
*68. Greg Moschetti, landscapes in oil paint: 623 Kelly Road, Dummerston.
*69. Chris Lann Designs, silver jewelry: 1420 Sunset Lake Road, Brattleboro.
*70. Orchard Street Pottery (main studio), Walter Slowinski: 658 Orchard St., Brattleboro.
In the outdoor pavilion:
Bobbi Angell, botanical etchings
Maisie Crowther, watercolors and cards
Naomi Lindenfeld, colored clay pottery and tea art
Kris McDermet, textiles of silk and wool
Sharon Myers, fine art quilts
Gene Parulis, photographic prints and cards
Jen Wiechers, encaustics and jewelry
71. Beth Armour, porcelain vessels: 17 Greenhill Parkway, Brattleboro
*72. Lesley Heathcote, pastels of animals and nature: 32 Larkin St., Brattleboro.
73. Vermont Artisan Designs gallery (tour information center): 106 Main St., Brattleboro.
Visitors should prepare to wear masks indoors where requested. Please contact individual studios for details. Click here for an interactive Google Map to help you enjoy the weekend around Brattleboro. For a complete list and maps of tour stops statewide, visit vermontcrafts.com.