Feeling overwhelmed with Holiday shopping? Need great ideas for gifts? Looking for a way to support your local community? Well, I have a suggestion for you.
The Chatham Arts Guild is hosting its 26th annual Chatham Studio Tour!
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 collarborate with other foundations and non-profits.
What is it 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.
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.
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 1 : 10:00 – 5 P.M.
Sunday, December 2 : 12:00 – 5 P.M.
Saturday, December 8 : 10:00 – 5 P.M.
Sunday December 9 : 12:00 – 5 P.M.
You can find previews displaying one representation of the artists’ work as well as brochures and additional information at the following galleries:
Chatham County Library:
November 1 – November 30
Chatham County Library
Pittsboro, NC 27312
NC Arts Incubator:
Reception- November 30, 7 – 9 p.m.
Tour Preview Exhibit November 30 – Jan 3
Tour the Gallery and Visit the POP-UP ARTIST SHOP open daily Monday through Saturday during the tour. It is stocked with a selection of smaller budget-friendly works by Guild artists.
November 30 – December 29, Monday – Saturday: 9am-4pm
NC Arts Incubator
223 North Chatham Avenue
Siler City, NC 27344
November 30 – December 9
138 North Chatham Avenue
Siler city, NC 27344
TOUR EXHIBIT and INFO HUB – Chatham Arts Council
December 1 – 9
Pick up a map, speak with a docent, and see works by Tour artists.
Saturdays: 10am – 2pm
Sundays: Noon – 3pm
The Chatham Arts Council
118 West Street
Pittsboro, NC 27312
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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