History and Mission of the Open Your Eyes Studio Tour:
Each year, since 2010, the Northwest Connecticut Arts Council selects groups of towns within its 25-town service area for the tour. Over the years, the event has drawn audiences from 14 states, with many visitors returning annually.
Aside from being completely mission driven, the aim of the Open Your Eyes Studio Tour is to shine a light on the many artists who live and work in our region, to give the community a greater understanding and appreciation for the arts and the creative process, and to draw attention to the towns in which these artists live and work.
Below are links to Pictures and Testimonials from the past three years. Check them out and get a sneak peak into what this event is ALL about! If you're a potential tourist, we hope you'll go in this summer's tour (tourist info comes out each May) and if you're an artist, we hope you'll register as a tour artist when the tour comes to your town!