GREENVILLE — Local artists are the draw in a new free summer event in Greenville.
The Arts Around Greenville Studio Tour is a free two-day event in and around Greenville on July 23 and 24, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
It’s a self-guided tour of private art studio spaces. Visitors can chat with artists and learn about their process, materials and inspiration. Art will be available for purchase.
Twenty local artists will participate. All studios are within 15-mile radius of Greenville center.
The preview and opening reception will be held July 8, from 6–9 p.m. at Prevost Hall on Route 32 in Greenville.
Studio tour maps can be found at business sponsor locations or downloaded at CPOG.org.
Arts Around Greenville Studio Tour is a Community Partners of Greenville art initiative focusing on the blossoming creative scene in Greenville. The geography of northern Greene County offers scenic and panoramic views of the Catskill Mountain range, making it a desired location for artists to reside and work.
Accomplished artists have always been part of the town’s essence, even more are choosing to make Greenville their home recently.
The Studio Tour is an invitation to Greenville community members to become immersed in the cultural assets of the town while learning more about talented neighbors and friends. It is also an opportunity to welcome visitors from other regions, inviting them to discover and explore all that Greenville has to offer, including dining, lodging and shopping.
The Studio Tour was proposed in 2021 and organized by artist and educator Natalie Boburka.
“I believe that it’s an important time to build community after so much that has caused division,” Boburka said. “There are so many talented people in this area, I wanted to celebrate that and create a network of artists that could support each other. At the same time, I wanted to open up the art process to everyone. Artist Studio Tours create opportunities for people who might not visit a gallery to see art and artists in their own neighborhood. We also invite visitors to enjoy the local, unique business sponsors located on our map.”
The Studio Tour project led to the creation of Arts Around Greenville (AAG), a subcommittee of Community Partners of Greenville. The mission of AAG is to engage community members of all ages in creative endeavors while offering opportunities for fun social connection. AAG is devoted to bringing local folks together in celebration of the arts in Greenville’s beautiful public spaces like Prevost Hall, Veteran’s Park and Gazebo, George V. Vanderbilt Park and the Greenville Public Library.
The 2022 Art Studio Tour is made possible by the generosity of local sponsors and AAG members who volunteer their time. To become a member, go to CPOG.org.
Community Partners of Greenville (CPOG) is a non-profit organization celebrating the essence of local community in Greenville with events like Greenville Day, the Summer Concert Series, and Arts Around Greenville Studio Tour. Become a member, donate or sponsor an event by visiting CPOG.org.