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The Hilltown Open Studio Tour

Saturday & Sunday, June 22 & 23, 2019

10AM-5PM

Get a glimpse into the creative process and inspiring spaces of 29 talented Hilltown artists working in 24 Studios in over 11 diverse mediums. The tour is set amid the mountain views and streams of Western Mass rural splendor. There is no cost for the tour, but many artists will have work for sale. You may start at any location and choose the route which works for you.  This year we are excited to host several of our artists at the William Cullen Bryant Homestead along with a very special Farm-to-Table Dinner to conclude the wonderful weekend.  Please join our mailing list to stay up-to-date on this year’s tour!

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Here's the list of artists participating in the Open Studio Tour 2019

Plainfield

1 Pleun Bouricius – 151 Pleasant St.

2 Michael Melle – 53 Old South St.

3 Laurie Israel – 27 South Union St.

4 Kathryn Jensen – 218 West Hill Rd.

5 Gene Montez Flores – 215 West Hill Rd.

 

Cummington

Tour Hub & Community House Gallery – 33 Main St.

6 Eric Smith – 156 Nash Rd.

7 Leni Fried494 Stage Rd.

8 Judith Bowerman 56 Willcutt Rd. 

9 Walter Korzec – 28 Old Route 9

10 Jeanne Johns47 Main St.

11 Mara Superior – Project Art, 54 Main Street

11 Lily Fein – Project Art, 54 Main Street

11 June Ferrin – Project Art, 54 Main Street

12 Beckie Kravetz – Bryant Homestead, 207 Bryant Rd.

12 Scott Heyl – Bryant Homestead, 207 Bryant Rd.

12 James Kitchen – Bryant Homestead, 207 Bryant Rd.

Worthington

13 Kevin O’Connor7 Cummington Rd.

14 Natalie Stafford32 Old Post Rd.

15 Gerrie Kennedy – 209 Huntington Rd.

16 Elizabeth Whyte Schulze401 Huntington Rd.

17 Jen Parrish-Hill196 Prentice Rd.

18 Gloria Conwell4 S. Worthington Rd.

19 Peggy Klineman19 Ireland St.

20 Kathy Ford27 Ireland St.

 

Chesterfield

21 Boo Cherau456 Main Rd.

22 Cyndy Sperry257 Sugar Hill Rd.

23 Valerie Claff32 Munson Rd.

24 David Marshall18 East St.

 

North Chester artist

25 Olwen Dowling322 East River Rd.

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2019 Map of Studio Locations

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Live Demonstrations

Located at each artist's studio or host gallery

Saturday

11:00 Pleun BouriciusManipulating digital images

12:00 Michael MelleBuilding figures from saplings

1:00 Valerie ClaffWatercolor: bleeding wet into wet

2:00 Mara SuperiorPainting on porcelain

3:00 Laurie IsraelPainting fabric folds

4:00 James KitchenFound objects sculpture

Sunday

11:00 Laurie IsraelPainting fabric folds

12:00 Michael MelleBuilding figures from saplings

1:00 Elizabeth Whyte SchulzeCoiled basketry

2:00 Lily FeinHandbuilding in porcelain

3:00 Kathryn JensenTexture in watercolor

4:00 James KitchenFound objects sculpture

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Where to Eat

Old Creamery Co-op – 445 Berkshire Trail (Route 9), Cummington (See menu)

Velvet Restaurant at the Worthington Golf Course – 113 Ridge Road, Worthington (See menu)

Alice’s Kitchen at Honey Hill (Food Tent), Project Art – 54 Main Street, Cummington

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Where to Stay

Chesterfield

The Seven Hearths Bed & Breakfast – 412 Main Rd (Route 143), Chesterfield

Inn Nature Bed & Breakfast – 261 South Street, Chesterfield

 

Cummington

Cumworth Farm Bed & Breakfast – 472 West Cummington Rd (Route 112), Cummington

 Just Be Cabin (Airbnb) – 110 Mount Rd, Cummington

River View Log House (Airbnb) – Cummington

 Upland Meadows Bed & Breakfast – 338 West Cummington Rd (Route 112), Cummington

 

Plainfield

Brookwood Bed & Breakfast – 413-634-5665 – 43 Old South Street, Plainfield

Sunny Loft in 1873 Colonial (Airbnb) – 2 South Central Street, Plainfield

 

Worthington

Worthington Inn at Four Corner Farm – 27 Old North Road (Route 143), Worthington

Country Luxury in the Heart of the Berkshires (Airbnb) – 398 Old Post Road, Worthington

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After the Tour

Hilltown Bash & Cummington Community Picnic Saturday, June 22nd, 4-10pm, Pettingill Park, Main Street, Cummington

A revived town tradition!  Bring a potluck dish to share and come ready to dance!  Our musical lineup includes fresh, local talent: Radio Free Earth, the Bartley/Christopolis Jazz Duo, The Expandable Brass Band, and an after-dinner boogie with the Supernatural Disasters.  There will be a chicken BBQ along with the dinner & dessert potluck and BYOB.  Free to attend; donations for the musicians are welcome.

Made possible with support from: Local Cultural Councils, Hilltown CDC, Sawyer Farm, the Cummington Fire Association, the Cummington Historical Commission, the Bryant Free Library, Acorn Kitchen, and A Wing and a Prayer Nursery.

 

Farm to Table Dinner at the Bryant Homestead — Sunday, June 23rd, 5-8pm, William Cullen Bryant Homestead, Cummington

Join us for a spectacular multi-course meal in the field prepared with the freshest local ingredients by the talented and intentional chefs at Wheelhouse.  Savor one of them most scenic backdrops in the Westfield River Valley.

Seating is limited |  Reserve Tickets | Members $68 | Non-Members $85

 

Hilltown Hikes and Scenic Views

Browse the Trustees of Reservations list of activities to enjoy more recreational opportunities in the Hilltowns during your visit.  Sites within 10 miles of the Open Studio Tour include: William Cullen Bryant Homestead, Chesterfield Gorge, Bear Swamp, Chapel Brook, Notchview, Bullitt Reservation, Glendale Falls, DAR State Forest, and Petticoat Hill.

Come take the Tour!

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