The Allegany Artisans
Thirty 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." 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, and other media. 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.