Washington County, New York is home to a rich, vibrant artist community. Farmhouses, barns and old factories have been converted into studios where artists paint, sculpt, weave and create works of art that are exhibited throughout the U.S. as well as internationally.
On July 18-19, 2009, many of these professional artists will once again open their doors for the juried biennial Open Studios of Washington County. The 2009 Open Studios tour is funded in part by the Washington County Tourism Association and offers participants a glimpse into the creative lifestyle afforded those in Washington County plus the unique opportunity to purchase great art and fine craft directly from these studios.
A selection of participating artists includes: Joan Duff-Bohrer, Jeri MacDonald, Ed Hepp, Serena Kovalosky, Adriano Manocchia, Will Moses, Hannie Varosy, Virginia McNeice, Anastasia Lee Nute, Leslie Parke, Leslie Anne Peck and Gyula Varosy. For more details and a map of the participating local art studios, visit www.openstudioswashingtoncounty.org.