Tour Begins This Weekend.

We are sorry to report that Willie Simmons had suffered a hand injury and his workshop will not be open for Open Studios Botetourt.

Please visit our other eight stops on the tour this weekend. Everyone is looking forward to your visit!

If you are more comfortable with a personal visit, please contact the artist(s) of your choice for a private visit this Thursday or Friday.

Hand sanitizer is readily available at all locations and masks are required. For better air circulation, windows may be open and displays may be out of doors so please dress appropriately.

See you this weekend!

Safety Guidelines for our 2020 Tour

Safety Guidelines for 2020 Open Studios-Botetourt

Artist’s Workshops, Studios and Home Studios will be open on Saturday, October 24 from 10AM – 5PM and Sunday, October 25 from 11AM – 5PM.

We are able to still hold this event because we can do so safely by following all the recommendations. Open Studios-Botetourt is unique as it is a smaller event that distributes its visitors to nine locations throughout the county. Each studio is reached by a pleasant drive from a few minutes to 25 minutes.

  • We will be following the Governor’s Mask Mandate. Masks will be required to enter.
  • Some locations may be limiting the number of visitors inside to do as much social distancing as possible. We appreciate your patience as we anticipate this will be a short wait.
  • Studio surfaces and high-touch areas will be sanitized often.
  • Wash your hands. Hand sanitizer will be available at all locations.
  • Wear a coat and/or dress in layers to stay warm. Some art displays will be moved outdoors (weather permitting).
  • Doors and windows will be open to maximize air circulation inside the studios.
  • If you do not feel well, please stay home for everyone’s safety.

There is an option for a private tour by appointment on Thursday and Friday Oct. 22 and 23. Contact the artist directly using the information on the brochure or online at openstudiosbotetourt.com/artists.

We can’t wait to see you!

OSB Art Market at Virginia Mountain Vineyards, Sunday, August 30, 2020

“This year our kick-off event is an art market at Virginia Mountain Vineyards,  4204 Old Fincastle Road, Fincastle, VA 24090; on Sunday, August 30 from 1PM- 5PM,” says member artist Brett LaGue. “Plus we will have open air artist demonstrations inspired by the beautiful views from the vineyard. The schedule will be posted on the OSB Facebook page. Open Studios -Botetourt artists will also have fine arts and crafts for sale under the big tent. There is plenty of room for social distancing in all areas of the vineyard. This event is free and everyone is invited to attend,” he adds.

In October 2018, Virginia Mountain Vineyards was purchased by new owners who are carrying on the tradition of growing and harvesting some of the best grapes in southwest Virginia. All of the Virginia Mountain Vineyards wines are produced from grapes that are harvested from their vineyard and are renowned for their quality. Visiting Virginia Mountain Vineyards is an experience that marries the gorgeous mountain views with some of the best wines Virginia has to offer.

Directions to Virginia Mountain Vineyards can be found on their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/VirginiaMountainVineyards. The vineyard can also be contacted by calling (540) 473-2979

Open Studios – Botetourt self-guided driving art tour will return for its 10th year on October 24 and 25. 2020. “Art in the Country” will feature 13 artists in 9 locations opening their studios to the public.

10th Anniversary Show dates selected

Open Studios-Botetourt's 10th Anniversary logo
It’s Open Studio – Botetourt’s 10th Anniversary!

Hard to believe but 2020 is already the 10th Anniversary of Open Studios-Botetourt. We have months of planning ahead of us to make this, for our fans, the best tour event yet.

First though, we needed to pick a weekend. And the last full weekend in October is it – October 24th and October 25th, 2020.