The 2017 Open Studios of Washington County will feature a record-breaking 20 artists working across a range of mediums, including painting, photography, clay arts, and sculpture. The arts are vital to the cultural diversity and enrichment of our region, and by visiting and purchasing works from our artists you ensure our rich artistic tradition will continue.
Washington County is home to numerous internationally acclaimed artists, many who work from home studios or barns located in the picturesque valleys and rolling mountains of Upstate New York. These artists work collaboratively to support arts throughout the region and to promote the recognition and sale of their artwork, and they happily open their doors to the public.
Conveniently located hours away from major cities (New York, Boston, Montreal), Washington County, New York, borders the green mountains of Vermont and is known for awe-inspiring views, rich farm lands, outdoor sports, and natural attractions. It is a popular destination for tourists looking to escape to nature and experience a slower, more idyllic quality of life.
"I'm very glad it has been expanded. There are so many very good artists in Washington County."
"Washington County seems to have evolved in a more organic fashion with artists answering the call for solitude and inspiration... Their work is collected throughout the world yet is rarely seen locally, with the exception of the Open Studios Tour."
"A great tour—thank you!"