The Countryside Artisans of Maryland represents a selected group of accomplished visual, sculptural, and textile artists working in oil, pastel, watercolor, pencil, ceramics, porcelain, glass, enamel, stone, wood, yarn, textiles, photography, tea, hops, and grapes. The Countryside Artisans jointly open their galleries and studios locted in historic, rural Montgomery, Howard, and Frederick Counties in Maryland for 3 art tours each year in April, October, and December, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 5pm each day.
Spend a day in the country, enjoy scenic drives between studios, stop for artisan beverages, and meet artists in the beautiful settings that inspire their work every day. Come home with a renewed sense of well-being and a wonderful piece of local, original art!
We suggest you map out 5-6 studios for each day. We all have our favorites, but be sure to add a few new ones each tour! You’ll be pleasantly surprised!
Suggested themed tour routes can be found here.
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Enjoy the work of the Countryside Artisans all in one place in our ‘Farm to Gallery’ exhibit at BlackRock Center for the Arts (Sept. 16 – Oct. 28). Read about it in CultureSpot MC’s article, Country Strong.
Next Studio Tour
October 13, 14, 15, 2017
10am-5pm each day (rain, snow or shine)
2017 Tour Dates
April 21, 22, 23, October 13, 14, 15, December 1, 2, 3
2018 Tour Dates
April 20, 21, 22, October 12, 13, 14, November 30, December 1, 2
We’re excited to introduce our newest Countryside Artisan Studio Member!
Bonny Lundy, Pleasant View Studio
Colorful watercolors, oils, wax paintings and other works of art inspired by the extensive gardens and woodland areas around her studio.