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Open Studio Tour 2019 wrapped up today

Posted at 4:15 PM, Nov 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-24 19:23:22-05
Open Studio Tours

This weekend, the Louisiana Crafts Guild and Lafayette Art Association hosted their annual open studio tour across Acadiana.

Attendees got an inside look at some of the region's most creative spaces.

Attendees could visit almost 40 galleries and more than 125 artists in 10 cities including New Iberia, St. Martinville, and Lafayette.

One of the studios that was open was at Wortman Pottery in Duson.

"This is generating traffic, which is of course what everyone wishes is to generate traffic to their studios. But I think it's a good way for folks who are not familiar with local artists to be familiarized," said potter David Wortman.

The Open Studio Tours first began in 1971 and have featured well-known Louisiana artists including George Rodrigue.

The galleries and studios were open all day Saturday and all day today, with the tours ending at 5 p.m.

Attendees could roam around artists' studios, watch them create and talk to them about their work and process. There also was art availble to buy.

For more information on the event, visit .