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Southern Vermont Artists Open Studio Weekend

May 23rd, 2013 by Loryn Dion

Open Studio Weekend

Support our local artists during the Vermont Craft Councils Open Studio Weekend May 25th and 26th.

Vermont Craft Council Open Studio Weekend

Memorial Day weekend is usually a time when most New Englanders open their swimming pools, break out the barbecues and attend parades and memorials honoring those that have served our country. Many organizations use this time to open their doors to travelers during the three-day weekend. If you will be traveling May 25th or 26th, one event that is a must-see is the Vermont Craft Councils Open Studio Weekend Tour. This is a bi-annual event, held once in the spring and once in the fall, and is a great time for anyone who enjoys arts and crafting.

Artists throughout southern Vermont will be displaying their work at various showrooms and galleries during the open studio weekend. You’ll be able to find everything from paintings to sculptures to pottery and even wood furniture. A few of our favorite furniture makers in the Dorset area like Steve Holman, Dan Mosheim, Bob Gasperetti and Bill Laberge will be opening their doors to fine furniture and art enthusiasts.

If you are an avid art lover, this open studio weekend is a great opportunity to not only take in various art but you’ll also be able to see the places where artists work and be able to buy or order work directly from the studio and speak to the artist directly. The Vermont Craft Council strives to make this an educational and enriching event for all who participate.

Here you can find a map of all participating artists and what they’ll have on display.  Also check out their 10 Ways to Plan your Open Studio Tour, which is full of great tips for scheduling your weekend.

The weather is supposed to be beautiful for being out and about during the holiday weekend, so why not venture to a few southern Vermont galleries for some art enrichment and education. Let us know what you plan to do this weekend here in the comments or on our facebook.


Vermont Furniture Maker: Dan Mosheim and Dorset Custom Furniture

May 20th, 2011 by Peggy Farabaugh


As the Vermont Crafts Council 19th Annual Open Studio Weekend approaches I thought you might want to get a sneak preview of some of Vermont's finest furniture makers who will be opening their studio doors for you next weekend.





Dan Mosheim started Dorset Custom Furniture over 30 years ago to pursue his passion in the design and building of exquisite custom furniture.  He and his family and fellow woodworking artisans hand-built the studio they work in today in Dorset Vermont. 










Dan's blog has become quite famous in the world of fine woodworking. I love reading it because he's always got a fascinating project going and he's very generous about sharing his insights, methods and photos.









Dan's projects are big and small, but always elegant.



I've looked everywhere for a photo of Dan that I could post here, but that seems to be the one thing he's kinda stingy about.  He did post his CV online though and it's very endearing.  I think you'll enjoy it.


Stop by and meet Dan and his family of talented artisans next weekend at Dorset Custom Furniture.  They are some of the best in the business.  Here's the map.


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