Now in its 14th year, the annual Artist Studio Tour is expanding to a full weekend, Saturday June 3 and Sunday June 4, 2017. Artist studios and group venues are open from 11AM to 5PM each day, and special exhibitions will be located throughout each town.
This community-supported event provides visitors a unique look at the vibrant and dynamic art scene in our towns. With over 70 emerging, mid-career, and established artists - 20% of whom are new to the tour this year - and over 12 special exhibitions - art appreciators and collectors have the perfect opportunity to start or grow an art collection.
To plan your journey, the Studio Tour website (www.studiotoursoma.org) lists all participating artists and has an interactive map that lets you filter by theme, medium, and other options. Local VIPs and notable personalities have provided printable Curated Tours on the web site, providing interesting options and starting points. Paper maps are available at participating venues and businesses throughout both towns, including The Baird Center and 1978 Arts Center.
The South Orange Maplewood Artists Studio tour was initiated by volunteers to celebrate the artists among us and to help make affordable, local art available to all. This much-anticipated event is a mainstay of our community and is the perfect opportunity for locals and out-of-town visitors to get to know friends, neighbors, and local artists while also viewing and purchasing unique works of art.
Brought to you by the South Orange Department of Recreation and Cultural Affairs and 1978 Maplewood Art Center. Gold Sponsors: Jespy House; Silver Sponsors: Victoria Carter, Eventage, Natalie Farrell; Bronze Sponsors: The Able Baker, SOPAC, Maplewood Karate, The Tenth Muse Gallery, Mona Lisa Framing; and our many contributors and friends.