Allegany Artisans Studio Tour 2016

Preview in select studios, Friday, October 14 5-8 pm, and in all studios, Saturday & Sunday, October 15 & 16, 10 am to 5 pm

The Allegany Artisans

Twenty Eight years ago, a group of artists and crafts people joined together as the "Allegany Artisans" and opened their studios to the public for a weekend. The artisans chose their name to represent their proximity to the Allegany foothills and called their event "The Allegany Artisans Studio Tour." Allegany Artisans This venture became an annual cooperative event and grew to include artisans of diverse styles, tastes and traditions working with clay, wood, metal, fiber, jewelry, paint, glass, and paper. Over the years, many Allegany Artisans have established an audience and market through participation in regional, national and international events but they have maintained their relationship with friends and neighbors through the annual Allegany Artisans Studio Tour.

Only a few of the studios keep regular business hours throughout the year. Many studios function primarily as workshops but artisans are often willing to open their private spaces to visitors by appointment. This is one way to shop locally and directly. Please contact individual artisans to make arrangements.

Area artisans interested in joining the 2016 Studio Tour should Contact Us to apply next spring. Membership is open to artisans living/working in Allegany County. See Membership information.

If you would like to be on our mailing list send your name and address in an email to Allegany Artisans and type Studio Tour in the subject area.