The Alford Artists Collective (AAC) hosts an annual Open Studio Tour in the town of Alford, a pristine hamlet outside of Great Barrington, Massachusetts in the heart of the Berkshires. The AAC is a curated, private, informal organization. It is not affiliated with the town of Alford. The group has grown through personal association and awareness of other active creative professionals who live and work in Alford, Massachusetts.
Established in 2019, we have hosted two in-person open studios and two virtual open studios via this website. We maintain the website as an anchor and hub for information on the Open Studios Tour, provide artist contact, showcase artist-member portfolios and offer occasional news.
Working as solitary artists in our studios can sometimes feel isolating. The spirit of our collective is to support each other and the evolution of our work, offer input and critique, and create a nurturing network of neighbors, fellow artists, friends and colleagues. The Open Studios showcases the process of creating new work, work in-progress and an exhibition of pieces that have fueled the growth of our work. We hope the Open Studio event provides a rewarding and culturally-enriching experience for the community and ourselves.
This year, again with the support of MCC/LCC, we host 2023 Alford Open Studios Tour on Sunday, September 3 from 11am-4pm. The entire studio tour is within a two-mile radius. We look forward to welcoming the community to our studios and to our beautiful little town.
Hope to see you soon,
The Alford Artists Collective
This website is supported by a generous grant from the Alford-Egremont Local Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.