By Heather Barrett
Craftproducers Manchester Fall Art and Craft Festival
September 28-30, 10am-5pm
Manchester is starting their foliage season with an outdoor event celebrating the local art community. Over 180 artisans will have their craftwork on display and for purchase. Art work ranges from photography to paintings to clothing to maple distilled vodka. In addition to the beautiful array of art on display, the festival offers food and drink. There will be a food area serving a variety of localvore items, and a Vermont Beer, Cheese and Sausage tent. Spend the day meeting artists, purchasing gifts for the upcoming holidays, and eating delicious food. For more information about this event, visit the Craftproducers' website.
Brattleboro-West Arts' 4th Annual Open Studio Tour
September 29-30, 10am-5pm
The town of Brattleboro is Vermont Woods Studios' neighbor, located in the southeast corner of Vermont. Brattleboro is known for it's thriving arts community, and this weekend you will have the opportunity to meet some of the artists. Artists are opening up their studios this weekend to the public. There will be 13 different locations with 16 artists showing off their crafts. The tour is mapped out on a brochure that you can print from their website, pick up at any of the studio locations, or get from the Brattleboro Chamber of Commerce. At the studio locations you will see where artists make violins, blow glass, paint, and create many more items in different mediums. In addition, to conclude the first night of the weekend event, the Chelsea Royal Diner will be hosting a special dinner on Saturday. The dinner will feature a selection of locally produced foods. This is another opportunity to meet artists and learn about their crafts. The Brattleboro-West Open Studio Tour has been recognized by the Boston Globe. For more information about the event, please visit the Brattleboro-West Arts website.
Heather Barrett is a Marketing Assistant at Vermont Woods Studios, an online furniture gallery which showcases Vermont's finest wood furniture. Follow our blog to learn about Vermont fine furniture, Vermont happenings, our mission, and our team.