Why You Need To Tour Chatham Art Studios

2018 26th Chatham Studio Tour presented by Chatham Artists Guild

Tour Chatham Art Studios during the first two weekends in December. The Chatham Artists Guild Studio Tour features the work of over fifty talented artists in many studios across Chatham County.

The Tour Exhibit and Information Hub is located at the Chatham Arts Council on 118 West Street in Pittsboro, North Carolina. Call 919-542-0394. You can pick up a map, speak to docents, and see works by Tour Artists.

All Studio Tour events are free and open to the public. These galleries feature one example of each artist’s work in one location. The Studio Tour is self-guided.

Our Tour Artists Make Art in a Variety of Forms:

  • Ceramics
  • Drawings
  • Fiber
  • Glass
  • Jewelry
  • Mixed Media
  • Paintings
  • Pastels
  • Photography
  • Sculptures
  • Wood

The First Weekend: 

Saturday Dec. 1, 2018 (from 10 am to 5 pm)

Sunday Dec. 2, 2018 (from Noon to 5 pm)

The Second Weekend:

Saturday Dec. 8, 2018 (from 10 am to 5 pm)

Sunday Dec. 9, 2018 (from Noon to 5 pm)

New Artists of 2018

  • Heather Gerni
  • Selden Lamoureux
  • Gina Harrison
  • Linda Collura
  • Rhonda Weaver-Brand
  • Leslie Palmer
  • Craig Grenier
  • Lee Kazanas
  • Yvette Poole
  • Julie Uhler
  • Bronwyn Watson
  • Andrew Wilson
  • Kim Campbell
  • Matthew Leavitt

The Inn at Celebrity Dairy is close to many of the artists’ studios. You need to see their incredible talent up close!

We offer eight guest rooms for overnight stays. Several of our rooms can accommodate more than two people so we are an ideal place for reunions and retreats.

We are located on our Celebrity Dairy Farm, a goat farm with a milking station. On site, we also make award-winning cheeses and a variety of our goat’s milk bars of soap.

Our guests are welcome to meet our Celebrity Goats and their kids. Our friendly baby goats are known for being adorably playful! You’re welcome to take lots of pictures with them.

We serve complimentary breakfasts to our guests each morning. Guests love our delicious recipes with our fresh goat’s milk and selection of cheeses. We look forward to your stay with us!

Celebrate at the Hispanic Heritage Fiesta

hispanic heritage fiesta, new date, Sat. Sept. 29, 2018

Celebrate at the 6th Annual Hispanic Heritage Fiesta in Downtown Siler City from 1 to 7 pm (now happening on September 29). They anticipate over 600 diverse participants at this fun, family-friendly local event near The Inn at Celebrity Dairy and Celebrity Dairy Farm.

Hispanic Heritage Fiesta Activities:

  • Art Exhibit (by Jose Manual Cruz)
  • Fantastic Food
  • Free Citizenship Clinic (from 1 to 6 pm by appointment only–call (919) 856-2159)
  • Health Fair Booths
  • Live Latin Music
  • Parade of Traditional Latin American and Quinceanera Outfits
  • Raffle
  • Traditional Folklore Dances

A big mission of The Hispanic Liaison is to empower Hispanics to access the services and resources they need to thrive and become engaged in all aspects of society.  Located at 200 N. Chatham Ave in Siler City, they are open to the public on Tuesdays from 2 to 6 pm and Thursdays from 12 to 4 pm.  As their team grows, they will be open more frequently.

The Hispanic Liaison has many generous sponsors including:

  • Chatham County North Carolina
  • Galloway Ridge at Fearrington
  • Hispanics in Philanthropy
  • Oak Foundation
  • Triangle Community Foundation
  • Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation
  • The Lovett Foundation

The Hispanic Liaison is an organization who also does a lot to celebrate and promote their diverse culture roots. They promote local artists, host cultural celebrations, workshops, exhibits, festivals, to celebrate their rich Hispanic culture, promote cultural pride, and community integration.

The Hispanic Liaison launched their new Youth Leadership and Civic Program for Latinx High School students here in Chatham County. Their goals are to help Latinx youth develop their leadership and critical thinking skills, increase their self-esteem, prevent dropout, increase access to higher education, and provide opportunities for community and civic engagement.

For those visiting our local area to attend The Hispanic Heritage Fiesta, you are welcome to stay at The Inn at Celebrity Dairy. We also have a working dairy farm with adorable baby goats you are welcome to meet. We often host events like elegant weddings and Third Sunday Dinners. We look forward to meeting new guests and welcoming our returning guests again!