The Studio ARTour is a co-operative venture among a group of artists in the areas around Northfield, Nerstrand and Faribault. We open our studios to the public on the first weekend in October (in 2023: Oct 6, 7 & 8) and invite you to come out and see where and how we work!

In 2023, we will celebrate the 19th year of putting on the tour!  The ARTour will feature 18 studios and 33 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!

* We care about the health and welfare of our community!  Please be kind and observe masking or other measures which may be in place at any location. We will provide any ARTour updates on our website and social media platforms *


Participate as a Studio or Artist!

• The deadline to apply to the 2023 ARTour has passed. Email studioartour@gmail.com to be notified when applications open in January 2024.

• $140.00 fee per artist to participate as an established studio artist (an established artist is one who has been selling or showing art for more than 2 years.)

• $100 fee per artist to participate as an emerging artist (emerging artists have not shown work publicly, or have very limited selling or exhibition experience).

• Any artist who participated in the tour in 2022 or 2023 is automatically accepted. New artists or those have not participated since 2021 will have their submission juried.


Step 1: Apply via ArtCall 

Step 2: Pay your Artist Fee

mail check to Studio ARTour 1517 Lia Drive, Northfield, MN 55057
process online at the link below




On the Web




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. Applications for the 2024 Studio ARTour will open in January. Please email studioartour@gmail.com with questions
  7. What if I have additional questions?
    Please email the ARTour organizers at studioartour@gmail.com