Chester County Studio Tour invites friends, families, art enthusiasts and the curious to experience and meet a variety of astonishing artists as they exhibit their work during this two-day event. This unique and intimate opportunity gives the visitor free unlimited access to the artists, and a clearer understanding of their story and creative process.
You are invited to browse the participating artists, and choose a road from the map. Follow the map through the winding roads and rolling hills until you reach the door of an artist’s studio. There you can join artists on their journey and begin experiencing art everywhere in Chester County. That sounds daunting, we encourage you to visit our routes to plan a day or the whole weekend exploring. Visit artists that focus on sculpture or plein air painting. CCST and Tolsdorf Oil Lube Express have designed a few routes with the connoisseur in mind. We have plotted courses to help you traverse the county with the most scenic roads in mind, surely making it a day about the journey. Plan your day and get out early to start or add to your art collection.
There are 77 artists and 34 studios participating on the tour this year. We have partnered with businesses and other supporter of the arts in the community to offer a variety of ways to see and collect art. Chester County Studio Tour and Chester County Art Association share a mutual belief that everyone should have art and art should be everywhere. Chester County Art Association has graciously supplied each artist with a 6” x 6" board and black frame to create an affordable, ready to display piece of original artwork to be sold for $75. Take a sneak peek at the County Collector Club.
To help you invest in the arts Chester County Studio Tour and Jeff Kitchen of Edward Jones have come together to create County Collector Cash. It is “money” to buy art and invest locally. Together we will be giving away $200 worth of County Collector Cash for you to spend on any artist exhibiting on this years tour. Each studio will have the details and opportunity to help you with your future art purchases.
We have made it easier for you to see all the art in one place. This year Meridian Bank pledged to fund The Art Trust’s entire fiscal budget, allowing them to focus directly on cultivating the arts. This enabled The Art Trust to support CCST in a way that has never been done before. They will be hosting an exhibition that showcases all the CCST artists in one location. The exhibition is titled “View” opening reception is the First Friday May 2nd for Gallery Walk come out meet and see all the participating artists on the tour.