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Road Trip Alert! Take an Art-Filled Drive

Loudoun County artists are throwing open their studio doors this weekend, making a pretty drive even more interesting

Drive around Loudoun County, Virginia, and you’ll encounter gorgeous vistas—bucolic byways past fields and farms, and history-drenched communities such as Waterford and Leesburg. More proof that these surroundings are inspiring: The county is home to dozens of artists working away in ceramic, paint, metal, and other mediums.

On Saturday and Sunday, June 20 and 21, more than 60 artists in Western Loudoun County are opening their studio doors to the public. On a self-guided tour, visitors can pop into any of the studios, between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., to chat with the artists, and to see and possibly buy their works.

This is the 10th anniversary of the studio tour, which is free. For more information, click here; for a brochure with a description of each artist and a map of the studios, click on “View the full 2015 WLAST booklet online.”

Executive Editor

Sherri Dalphonse joined Washingtonian in 1986. She is the editor in charge of such consumer topics as travel, fitness, health, finance, and beauty, as well as the editor who handles such cover stories as Great Places to Work, Best of Washington, Day Trips, Hidden Gems, Top Doctors, and Great Small Towns. She lives in DC.