2019 Greater Lanexa Studio Tour Saturday, October 26 10 am- 4pm Sunday, October 27 11am-4pm
2019 marks the 26th anniversary of the Greater Lanexa Studio Tour. The two-day event occurs on Saturday, October 26 from 10am – 4pm and Sunday, October 27 from 11am – 4pm. The tour provides the public an opportunity to view unique art and make purchases from a group of local artists in their Lanexa studios. There are 20 artists demonstrating and selling their art in eight studio locations. It is a free, self-guided tour, and an opportunity to see some excellent art right in your own back yard. Art lovers can expect to see displays of some of Virginia’s finest work including: pastels, wood turning, carving and furniture making, jewelry, glass, baskets, photography, pottery and more. Come join us for two days of demonstrations and discussions with the artists and their particular media.
Navigating the Tour: The Tour is designed to let you travel, visit, browse and learn at your own pace. You will be greeted by the artists in their working environment and be able to interact with them about their craft, inspirations and skills. You will of course, have the opportunity to purchase the art. Feel free to take the tour in any order and to revisit studios if you wish. Use the Artists Section to learn who you will meet. Visit all 8 studio tour locations! We are looking forward to meeting you at the Greater Lanexa Studio Tour.. With our map as your guide, follow the yellow and green GLST signs along route 60.
Map Your Tour
A = 13755 Hidden Dr., Lanexa 23089 B = 14150 Black Horse Lane, Lanexa 23089 C = 3630 N. Waterside Dr., Lanexa 23089 D = 3701 N. Waterside Dr., Lanexa 23089 E = 1105 Cliffe Court, Lanexa 23089 F = 16315 Putnam Point Road, Lanexa 23089 G = 8811 Barnes Road, Lanexa 23089 H = 145 Skillman Drive, Toano 23168 History: The mission of the tour is to have the artists interact with the public in their working environment, and to demonstrate the artist’s individual medium and skills. The tour gives an unusual opportunity for young and old alike to observe an artist at work, and ask questions. Of course there is also work for sale, and in some instances educational displays. It is an ideal time to do some early holiday shopping, as there are items in all price ranges, but please don’t feel you have to buy. The tour is designed to let you travel and visit, browse and learn at your own pace and have fun! Feel free to take the tour in any order, and revisit studios if you wish.
The tour was begun in 1994 by sculptor Richard Green and his wife Hilary, who lived on Colony Trail at the time. They had moved here from Canada where they were co-founders of another art tour in Bainbridge, Ontario. That tour continues to thrive, as does this one.
Several of our artists are widely known, and have won awards. Some display in galleries in Richmond, Williamsburg and on the Peninsula. The tour strives to maintain a standard of excellence in the artists selected to participate. With the increasing popularity of the tour, we would like to expand our studio locations and add new artists. If you are potentially interested in becoming a participating artist for 2020, be sure to talk to one of the artists at our 2019 show or contact us via email.