The Northwest Connecticut Arts Council has invited artists and artisans in the towns of Salisbury/Lakeville and Sharon to participate in its eighth Open Your Eyes Studio Tour weekend. The 2017 tour will feature over 25 artists and artisans who have their studios in the municipalities of Salisbury and Sharon (including townships/villages). Participating artists and artisans will open their creative spaces and show their processes to the public during the days of the tour.
Each year the Northwest Connecticut Arts Council selects groups of towns within its 25-town service area for the tour. Over the past seven years, the event has drawn audiences from 14 states, with many visitors returning annually. The aim of Open Your Eyes Studio Tour is to shine a light on the many artists who live and work in our region, to give the community a greater understanding and appreciation for the arts and the creative process, and to draw attention to the towns in which these artists live and work. On the eve of June 26th 2016 the Northwest Connecticut Arts Council accomplished the 7-year task of bringing the Open Your Eyes studio tour to all the towns in its service area. As a result of the growing audience for the event and enthusiasm from artists throughout the region, the Northwest Connecticut Arts Council decided to continue presenting the event. Over the next several years the tour will return to the towns in the Arts Council’s 25-town service area, but in slightly different town-groupings as in the past.
Saturday, June 24 & Sunday, June 25
The Open Your Eyes studio tour Preview Party:
June 11, 3-5 pm! It’s also free.
Register to get your free Tour Ticket Packet
Towns of Salisbury/Lakeville and Sharon