This free, self-guided tour features fine art and craft studios throughout Henderson County. Artist’s studios will be open for visits with plenty of new artwork to view and purchase. There are several studios and galleries that have guest artists as well. Original works in paintings, sculpture, pottery, jewelry, fiber arts, metal arts, woodworking, and glass are offered by artists from the county.
The Open Studio Tour artists are committed to giving back to the community.
The Open Studio Tour Art Raffle at the Preview Party is designed to raise funds for the Backpack Program in Henderson County.
The Backpack Program has been helping the children of Henderson County Public Schools for over 5 years, serving between 135 to over 200 children each week during the school year. During these troubled times there are children, who have food during the week but who may go without on weekends. Every Friday backpacks full of non-perishable food is packed and delivered to schools in the county for students who need food for the weekend. MANNA Food Bank sends the core bag of food and is supplemented with additional food items. The funds to do this come from grants, private donations and sources such as the raffle at the Open Studio Tour Preview Party.