Orange County Open Studio Tour

This November marks the 25th anniversary of the Orange County Artists Guild (OCAG) Open Studio Tour.

Bold and soft colors on canvas, patterns and textures on cloth,clay and glass, images so vivid they look real to touch, cold steel manipulated into infinite brilliance, and plain blocks of wood carved into earthen designs  - you'll find nearly every artistic discipline and style at this annual studio tour.

Potters, glass blowers, sculptors, jewelers, fiber artists, and painters; over 90 local artists of the OCAG, will open their studios to the public. This is your opportunity to see their works, ask questions, and shop for a beautiful, one of a kind, work of art. 

With so many artists, planning is essential to make the most of this two weekend event. Brochures and maps are available to download, or pick one up at our visitors center. Smart phone users can browse the artists in the Orange County Artist's Guild mobile website.

If you are new to the tour you may want to visit a preview show. There, you will find sample work from the artists all in one place! Well, actually two...

Preview show dates are Oct. 25th - Nov. 10th at Hillsborough Gallery of Arts in downtown Hillsborough and Oct. 26th - Nov 10th at FRANK Community Gallery at University Place in Chapel Hill. Each location will have an opening reception the first day of their preview show from 6-9 pm.

The Orange County Open Studio Tour happens the first two weekends in November.

Saturday, November 2nd, 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday, November 3rd, 12 pm - 5 pm
Saturday, November 9th, 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday, November 10th, 12 pm - 5 pm


And here's a little sampler...