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18th Annual Open Studios Tour of Roanoke

Roanoke OPEN Studios TOUR
Event organized by Roanoke OPEN Studios TOUR

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April 28 and April 29, 2018:
Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday Noon - 5 p.m.

The FREE self-guided tour can be started at any site. For a tour map go to:


Come see art where it begins! Once again, Roanoke artists will provide a unique opportunity to see art as it is created. In our annual tour, we will display works of art in our home and studios, inviting the public not only to see what we create, but how and where we create it. Feel free to ask questions or simply stroll through any or all of the studios on the Tour.

Our tour starts on Saturday morning, April 28 and runs through Sunday, April 29. The tour offers unique insights into how artists live and work. Focused within 5 distinct city neighborhoods, the public will glean a sense of the community of artists that live in Valley and in the region. The four neighborhoods include Old Southwest; Raleigh Court; South Roanoke, and Southeast, and Roanoke Industrial Park.

Media include sculpture, painting, drawing, collage, assemblage, photography, jewelry, fiber and ceramics. Participants can meet the artists, see a body of their recent work, and talk with them about it in a casual atmosphere about their work and their creative process. In many instances, they will also get a chance to peek into working studios. Art will be offered for sale at each of the exhibition sites.

* The 2018 Open Studios tour honors the legacy of two past members, the late Mary Jane Burtch and John Wilson, whose art work and contributions to the Roanoke art scene and our community have made it a richer place.*

Families are welcome!
2018 Member Artists:
Winn Ballenger, Stephen Brailo Mosaics, Mary Bullington, Meridith Weaves, Eric Fitzpatrick, Elaine Fleck, J. Gail Geer, Ann Glover, Chris Gryder, Lucy Hazlegrove, Sarah Hazlegrove, Josh Manning, Max Mitchell Art, Steve Mitchell, Jamie Nervo, Diane Fraser Patton ART, CJ Sparks Phillips, Gina Louthian, Ann Bondurant Trinkle, Nan Mahone Wellborn, and Barry Wolfe.

2018 Guest Artists:
Linda Atkinson Artist, Cary Hazlegrove, John Morgan, Sarah Ek Muse, Donna Tuten, Annie Waldrop Artist, John Wiercioch, and
Aggie Zed.

New this year: Open Studios Tour Special Preview Party!

Stop by Fork in the Alley on FRIDAY, APRIL 13th, 5- 7pm for:

The Open Studios Roanoke SPECIAL PREVIEW PARTY!

The OST Artists will be here with samples of their new works!
This is a great opportunity to meet up with friends, visit with the OST Artists and get a Sneak Peek of their new work while enjoying the laid back neighborhood atmosphere. Plus, if you aren't able to go on the Open Studio Tour (Apr 28-29), it's another chance to see great art work.

The Open Studios Preview Party is free and open to the public.