This weekend, 50 local artists open their doors to the public as part of the Clark County Open Studios tour. The annual juried event provides a rare opportunity for the public to step into the working studios of talented local artists, view diverse works, and purchase pieces specifically created or made available for the event.

An online artist directory and Google interactive map make it easy for tour-goers to select the studios they’d like to visit and to find their next stop. The self-guided tour is Saturday and Sunday, November 4-5, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and spans the entirety of Clark County.

A few highlights on the outskirts of the tour include Mary Grout’s outdoor ceramic sculptures along the North Fork of the Lewis River and Michelle Wright’s abstract resin art creations at Rushing River Design Studio in Washougal. However, one great way to take the tour is to start right in your own neighborhood.

Open Studios not only offers a captivating glimpse into the world of artists in their studios, but also serves as a way of discovering areas within the county that you may not have known about. Along your way, you’ll see Open Studios yard signs to guide you to each studio location.

Over the past decade, Clark County Open Studios has showcased the exceptional talents of nearly 200 artists contributing to the cultural vibrancy of neighborhoods throughout Clark County. As the art community continues to grow, the Open Studios tour serves as a cornerstone for fostering connections.