About

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 third weekend in October (in 2017: Oct 20, 21 &22) and invite you to come out and see where and how we work.

If you would like to join us as a studio (or guest artist) on the 2017 tour, apply HERE. Please note there is a application deadline of March 15, 2017.

This year we celebrate 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. Some studios 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!

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

Click Here for 2016 Brochure (note it is a large file)

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 to be a guest in another studio if your work space isn’t suitable for the public. If you would like to apply to be part of the 2017 tour, fill out the application online here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdGG2VdZif-r3sCay_H2mquXOELMKeCQ69OFJu2meX-Ciiw6Q/viewform?c=0&w=1