Exhibit and Reception July 14, 2023

Open Studios August 12-13, 2023

Celebrating the arts in Saugerties has become a tradition on the Saugerties Artists Studio Tour. The painters, sculptors, collagists, ceramists, print makers, videographers, furniture makers, fabric designers and multimedia artists are eager to embrace the opportunity to once again open their studios for art lovers who want to experience the place where art is made. This year many new-to-the-area artists have joined ranks with this ever-expanding Saugerties artists’ community. All of the artists have been plying their skills to create new work, tinker with new techniques and mediums, and review past endeavors, finding new meaning in earlier explorations.

This year’s tour features 37 studios that are getting ready for visitors, who will see completed work and works in progress in a wide array of mediums and styles. Whatever your interest, the tour has something for you—painters working in oils, acrylics, watercolors and inks, as well as with digital tools; collage makers and printmakers; photographers; and,  sculptors working in polished steel or industrial debris and found objects, or ceramic artists whose work ranges from figurative to functional with a bit of funk thrown in for good measure. Any and all materials can be transformed into artfully created pieces, such as handcrafted furniture and home accessories made with high quality hardwoods. As well as weaving, spinning, and hand sewn fashion accessories.

On the tour’s website short videos introduce visitors to many of the artists in an up-close, personal way, telling their stories in their own words and offering demonstrations of how they do what they do best. 

This is the tour’s 21st  year of shining a light on local talent. It all kicks off with an opening reception on Friday, July 14, at the Dutch Barn Art & Heritage Gallery, 119 Main Street, Saugerties, from 5 to 7 p.m., where you can pick up a map for this free self-guided tour. Gallery hours are July 15-July 30, Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sundays, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Open studio days are Saturday and Sunday, August 12-13, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Please check the website for more information about the Tour and its artists: www.saugertiesarttour.org. There is no charge to attend the opening reception and the open studio tour is a free, self-guided event, registration is not required.