A SELF-GUIDED TOUR OF ARTISTS' STUDIOS - Admission is Free …  just follow the map!


Open Studios Tour 2017

Saturday, April 29, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, April 30 noon to 5 p.m.

Roanoke Artists Open Homes and Studios for 17th Annual Spring Tour

Come see art where it begins! Once again, Roanoke artists will provide a unique opportunity to see art as it is created. In our annual tour, we will display works of art in our home and studios, inviting the public not only to see what we create, but how and where we create it. Feel free to ask questions or simply stroll through any or all of the studios on the Tour.

Our tour starts on Saturday morning, April 29 and runs through Sunday, April 30. The tour offers unique insights into how artists live and work. Focused within 4 distinct city neighborhoods, the public will glean a sense of the community of artists that live in Valley and in the region. The four neighborhoods include Downtown and Old Southwest; Raleigh Court; and South Roanoke, and Southeast, with the last two studios located in the Roanoke Industrial Park in old Viscose plant.

Media include sculpture, painting, drawing, collage, assemblage, photography, and ceramics. Participants can meet the artists, see a body of their recent work, and talk with them about it in a casual atmosphere about their work and their creative process. In many instances, they will also get a chance to peek into working studios. Art will be offered for sale at each of the exhibition sites.

The FREE self-guided tour can be started at any site. For a tour map and a list of participating artists plus samples of their work go to www.openstudiosofroanoke.com or call (540.685-4616). Families are welcome!

Fined the brochure at these local businesses (Mr. Bill’s, Blackdog Salvage, Brambleton Deli, Brambleton Imports,The Coffee Pot)