Countryside Artisans Fall Gallery & Studio Tour

By Editorial Team on October 8, 2018
Susan Due Pearcy, Two Pears and an Apple, pastel. Courtesy of Countryside Artisans.
Event: Friday through Sunday, October 12 through 14 from 10am to 5pm

Spend a day in the country for local, original art and fine craft on the Countryside Artisans’ Fall Gallery & Studio Tour, Oct. 12 – 14, a free, self-guided driving tour of artist studios/galleries through scenic countryside in Montgomery, Frederick and Howard Counties. Choose from 15 delightful destinations representing 50+ fine visual, sculptural, textile, and beverage (beer, wine, and tea) artists. The studios/galleries are located on working farms, in renovated barns and chicken coops, or in historic buildings. Many of the galleries also show other artists’ work — typically local artists. Brochure, map and info can be found at

The artists on this tour have works in private collections across the country and have shown in many celebrated galleries, museums, and exhibitions. In addition, enjoy work from all the Countryside Artisans in one place in our exhibit “Home Before Sunset — Celebration of a Rural Community” at Sandy Spring Museum from  Sept. 27 – Nov. 18.

The Countryside Artisans of Maryland represents a selected group of accomplished visual, sculptural, textile, and beverage artists working in oil, pastel, watercolor, pencil, ceramics, porcelain, glass, stone, yarn, textiles, photography, silver, enamel, hops, grapes, and tea. The Countryside Artisans jointly open their galleries and studios located in historic, rural Montgomery, Howard, and Frederick Counties in Maryland for three art tours each year in April, October, and December. (The galleries and studios are also open at other times and by appointment.) Visit to learn more.

Countryside Artisans:

Susan Due Pearcy, Sugarloaf Studio

Foster Holcombe & Theda Hansen, Art of Fire

Jennifer Hamilton, Dusty Road Pottery

Linda Phillips, Something Earthy Pottery Studio

Bev Thoms, Tiewyan Artisans

Tina Thieme Brown, Morningstar Studio

Annie Kelley, Kiparoo Farm

Bonny Lundy, Pleasant View Studio

Claire Howard, Claire Howard Studio

Butts Family, Waredaca Brewing Company

David Therriault, Alden Farms

Cynthia Jennings, Windsong Studio

Dalis Davidson, Dancing Leaf Farm

Kristen Morrison & Orlando Morales, Gallery East

Glenn Family, Rocklands Farm & Winery

Lori Baker, MudPi Studios

Resident Artists at Sandy Spring Museum