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Brattleboro-West Arts 3rd Annual Open Studio Tour
Sep 24-25, 10-5p, West Brattleboro, brattleboro-west-arts.com
Brattleboro-West Arts’ annual open studio tour brings together what is possibly the most eclectic group of artists ever to share a six-mile radius. Visit landscape artists, portraitists and abstract painters, a weathervane maker, a rug braider, a wood carver and a stone mason as well as  artists who work with hand-dyed silks, colored porcelain, blown and fused glass, and locally harvested hardwoods. Tour maps available at C.X. Silver Gallery, 814 Western Ave, West Brattleboro.

8th Annual Vermont Fine Furniture & Woodworking Festival
Sep 24-25, 9-6p Sat, 10-4p Sun, Union Arena, Woodstock, vermontwoodfestival.org
More than 60 Vermont furniture makers, bowl turners, carvers, cabinetmakers and more will be on exhibit at this year’s Fine Furniture & Woodworking Festival. Watch traditional methods of woodworking, purchase products made from our forests and see for yourself why Vermont woodworkers are rated second to none. On Saturday night, Celebrity Home and Style Designer Stephen Saint-Onge will speak at the Jackson House Inn, in Woodstock.

Foliage Open Studio Weekend
Oct 1-2, statewide, all day, visit vermontcrafts.com for map
This new fall event is a spin-off of the annual Vermont Open Studio Weekend held every Memorial Day weekend. The work of Vermont artists and craftspeople can be seen firsthand during Vermont’s inaugural Foliage Open Studio Weekend. Most Vermont craftspeople work in studios located in or close to their residences.

Studio Open House at Carol Schnabel’s studio
410 Green River Road, Guilford, Fri, Nov 18, 3-8p, Sat, Nov 19, 10-5p
Carol Schnabel’s weaving studio in Guilford has been the gathering place for local artists to show their work at this annual studio open house for more than a decade. Refreshments. For information or directions, call 802 257-1894.

33rd Annual Putney Craft Tour
Nov 25-27, 10-5p, Putney, putneycrafts.com
The Putney Craft Tour is a unique opportunity  for tour goers to visit art and craft studios and observe pieces in progress. It also offers a chance to do some holiday shopping. Each year the tour sees more than 2,000 visitors from all over New England and beyond. Visit putneycrafts.com to preview the artists works, find maps, lodging, restaurants and other cultural highlights.

9th Annual Walpole Artisans Tour
Nov 25-27, 1-8p Fri, 10-5p Sat-Sun, Walpole and Bellows Falls areas, walpoleartisans.org
The Walpole Artisans will feature artist demonstrations in studios throughout the Walpole area, Alstead N.H. and Bellows Falls, Vt. The starting point of the tour this year will be the Walpole Artisans Cooperative Gallery located on 52 Main St. in downtown Walpole. Find perfect handcrafted gifts for the holidays including photography, paintings, sculptures in various mediums, pottery, blown glass, fabrics textile art, handmade cards and invitations and jewelry.

Brattleboro Clayworks
Annual Holiday Sale, December
532 Putney Rd – on Rt. 5, Below Friends of the Sun,
Brattleboro, 802 254-9174, brattleboroclayworks.com
Each December Clayworks has extended hours for your holiday shopping. Check back for particulars as the holiday season approaches. Brattleboro Clayworks is southern Vermont’s ceramics resource center. Founded in 1983, Clayworks seeks to increase access to ceramic media for the southeastern Vermont, northwestern Mass., and southwestern N.H. communities.

cottonmill terry_3641The Cotton Mill 3-day Open Studio & Holiday Sale
Dec 2-4, 10-5p, thecottonmill.org
The Cotton Mill houses more than 60 small businesses and artists’ studios. Painters, dancers, glassblowers, ceramic artists, circus performers, jam and granola makers, jazz musicians, toymakers and many more call the Cotton Mill their home. Just minutes from downtown Brattleboro, the holiday sale features demonstrations, performances, holiday shopping, music, food and good cheer.

Readsboro Glassworks
Dec 10-11, Holiday Open Studio and Sale, maryangusglass.com
Readsboro Glassworks is the hot glass studio of Vermont artists Mary Angus and K. William LeQuier. For more than 25 years, Angus and LeQuier have been creating hand-blown glass and glass sculpture in their Readsboro studio. Located on Main Street, the open studio features hand blown glass vases, perfume bottles, and glass candy cane ornaments.

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