Twenty-seven artists are opening their studios to the public during October at 17 locations around Brown County.

The Back Roads of Brown County Studio Tour is a relaxing, self-guided driving tour held each day through Oct. 31. It are designed to showcase two of Brown County’s important assets: the natural, quiet beauty of Brown County and the talents of creative residents who continue the cultural heritage of the county’s artistic community.

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, visitors can meet artists, watch them work, explore their studios and buy a variety of handmade work directly from artists. The tour is free; reservations are not needed.

Besides painting, pottery, jewelry, weaving, glass, basket weaving, metalwork and woodworking, other art on the tour includes hand bookbinding, letterpress printing, gourd art, calligraphy, mosaics, torn paper artwork and limestone carving. Studios range from remodeled rooms inside artist homes to stand-alone galleries and work spaces.

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Participating artists are Sidney Bolam, Rosey Bolte, Laura Bulla, Mary Burkhart, Monique Cagle, Brad Cox, Dixie Ferrer, Amy Greely, Chris Gustin, Joe Henderson, Peggy Henderson, Amanda W. Mathis, Anne Ryan Miller, Brian Newton, Sarabeth Noggle, Sarah Noggle, Michele Pollock, Martha Sechler, Joy Sims, Kathy Sparks, Cindy Steele, T.C. Steele State Historic Site, Scott & Jill Stowers, M.K. Watkins, Mindly Weddle and Ann Woods.

The Brown County Studio Tour is an artist-run nonprofit organization.

Learn more about the tour

A free map of the Back Roads of Brown County Fall Tour is available at the Brown County Convention & Visitors Center, 211 S. Van Buren St.,  Nashville, or online at Some studio hours vary and are listed on the map.