A 37 year tradition for art enthusiasts. 50+ artists from Mequon to West Bend will open their studio spaces to the public on the weekend of October 11-13, 2019 . Thirty-seven years ago, this event began as a studio and gallery tour in historic Cedarburg. Today, it is a unique opportunity for people to get an up close and personal look at some of Southeastern Wisconsin’s finest artists and the spaces in which they work.
FREE . Your tour begins anywhere YOU want to visit. No tickets, No reservations.
Artists invite you into their creative spaces, whether it be a spare bedroom in a suburban ranch home, a remodeled chicken coop, an industrial garage, a restored 19th century barn or stone house, an 1850‘s stone woolen mill, a walk-out basement, or a tent . The rural drive between locations encompasses farm fields, pumpkin patches, Lake Michigan shoreline, rivers, picturesque small towns and even the last remaining wooden Covered Bridge in Wisconsin. Most of the artists will be creating art during the event; all are happy to explain their artistic process and inspirations. This is your chance to purchase a unique piece of art directly from the artist along with its “ story of creation”.