2020 Chatham Studio Tour to be held first two weekends of December

Pittsboro, NC – The 28th Annual Chatham Artists Guild Studio Tour will welcome visitors into member artists’ studios on Saturdays, December 5 and 12, 10 am to 5 pm and Sundays, December 6 and 13, 12 to 5 pm. A total of 42 local artists will offer the opportunity to safely experience their inspirations and to purchase affordable original works of art. Paintings, sculpture, pottery, photography, glass, wood, digital and fabric art will be on display.

“This enduring tradition in Chatham County will strictly follow NC Health and Human Services COVID19 guidelines,” stated Cat Mahin, co-President of the Chatham Artists Guild (CAG). “Because the event is held at 32 artist studios throughout the county, we are able to limit the number of visitors gathered together at one time.”

To ensure safety, studios will be cleaned and sanitized. Masks, social distancing and hand sanitizing will be required for all visitors and there will be limits on the number of guests in each studio at one time.

“In these challenging times, we all need this bright spot in our lives”, said Lani Chaves, CAG co-President. “The December scheduling of the 2020 Chatham Studio Tour has become an annual tradition for the entire region of North Carolina.”  This is a perfect chance to find a unique and personal gift for that special someone.

The Tour is self-guided, allowing for self-paced exploration with the map provided in the Tour brochure found in the Oct/Nov issue of Chatham Magazine. In addition, many artists are offering appointment-only visits during the week. More information about the artists, the complete brochure, and map can be found at chathamstudiotour.org  and in local shops.

The Chatham Artists Guild (CAG) is an organization of artists whose purpose is to maintain artistic excellence among our members. Their mission is to raise awareness and appreciation for the visual arts, including the cultural and economic contribution it makes to the community, and connect member artists with art patrons. Visit www.chathamartistsguild.org to learn more.