Open Studio Tour


September 23-24, 2017


presented by

many studios open friday evening september 22

free preview party thursday september 21

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always in september

The 2017 Open Studio Tour

One of the largest open studio events in the Carolinas, this free, self-guided tour showcases the fine art and craft studios throughout Henderson County. For two days more than 50 artists in 30+ studios welcome art enthusiasts to their workplaces with plenty of new artwork to view and purchase. Why not start your collection this year? In addition to the the Open Studio Tour, Henderson County artists stage a Preview Party on Thursday, September 21 as part of the free Rhythm and Brews outdoor music series, where guests can view all the artists' work and an art raffle raises thousands of dollars for the local Backpack Program.  

How the Henderson County Open Studio Tour benefits the community...

  • raises the public awareness of practicing and accomplished artists in henderson county

  • enriches the cultural image of the county and boosts the local economy through the arts

  • encourages neighbors and visitors of all ages to experience art 





open studio tour of henderson county

what's new for 2017?

  • A Friday option - many studios will be open Friday evening with special buying opportunities and demonstrations

  • 12 new studios with 19 new artists to explore new art in addition to finding new work from your old favorites

  • an Aspiring Artists Studio sponsored by Hunter Automotive displaying the work of the next generation of Henderson County artists

  • an app to download to your mobile phone for visitors to find studios and learn about artists - GET THE APP HERE


Thank You to all our sponsors - check them out during the Tour!
To view the 2017 Henderson County Open Studio Tour Map/Booklet click here




Studio Locations

Everyone discusses my art and pretends to understand, as if it were necessary to understand, when it is simply necessary to love.
— Claude Monet