The Studio ARTour is a co-operative venture among a group of artists in the areas around Farmington, Northfield, and Faribault. We open our studios to the public on the second weekend in October (in 2018: Oct 12, 13 & 14) and invite you to come out and see where and how we work!

In 2017, we celebrated the 13th year we have put on the tour. It’s still getting bigger so we must be doing something right! Last year we featured 21 studios and 40 artists. Most studios have several artists working in different media. The artists are glad to answer questions and provide information about the art, and some studios will have demonstrations.

The range of work is amazing; weaving to welding, glass to gemstones, clay to carving – and paper in between. Whether you are a long-time collector, or are just looking for something unique, the studio tour is a perfect way to shop for fine art, and best of all the tour is free!

Interested in participating in the 2018 Studio ARTour as a studio (or guest artist)?
Visit the following link to the APPLICATION. Please note the registration deadline of March 15, 2018. All items must be submitted and fees received by March 15, 2018; applications will not be accepted after this date. 

Questions about tour or applying, please send us an email: studioartour@gmail.com.


Check out the FAQs, but if we didn’t answer your question feel free to email us at  studioartour@gmail.com

Studio Tour FAQs

  1. Is there any charge for the tour?
    No. The tour is free and open to the public. No reservations required for this self-guided art tour.
  2. Are the studios handicapped accessible?
    Most of them are. A few have stairs.
  3. Can I bring my kids?
    Yes you can. Kids enjoy seeing demonstrations and all of the different artwork. Remember that studios are work spaces, so remind the kids to ask before they touch.
  4. Is there artwork for sale?
    Yes indeed! It’s a good chance to do some holiday shopping.
  5. Can I do the whole tour in one day?
    Well, that would be optimistic. It would make more sense to do part on Saturday and the rest on Sunday, or check out the studios on the website and pick your favorites.
  6. How can I join the tour?
    You can apply as a studio, or be a guest in another studio if your work space isn’t suitable for the public. Please note, the application deadline of March 15, 2017 has passed to join as an artist this year. We invite you come visit the studios this year to experience the fun, and plan your participation for next year. To receive an application for 2018, please send us an email: studioartour@gmail.com.