Self-Guided Open Studio Tour
Saturday, October 2nd from 9am to 5pm
and Sunday, October 3rd from Noon to 5pm
Professional artists will welcome guests into their studios to discover and purchase quality original works during the annual Artisans Road Trip (A.R.T.) during the first weekend in October. The free tour will includes many midwestern artists, representing many counties in Iowa and Minnesota.
A.R.T. invites you to travel scenic byways and back roads looking for one-of-a-kind art treasures. Artisans will offer a rare glimpse into creative processes as they demonstrate their craft in personal and unique workspaces.
Brochures are available at local art centers, banks, libraries, community gathering centers, Welcome Centers and artist locations.
A.R.T. is a free self-driving open studio tour.
A.R.T. offers a printed brochure with detailed directions to artist’s studios.
A.R.T. maintains a comprehensive website showcasing involved artists and provides links to individual sites, as well as a regularly updated blog.
A.R.T. organizes studios and host locations into 4 area tours.
A.R.T. is organized and run by “Artists working for Artists.”
A.R.T. works to advance Northwest Iowa Art, educating and helping to develop local markets and tourism.