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FAQ: Your Guide to the North Woods Art Tour

Curious about the ins and outs of the North Woods Art Tour? You've come to the right place!


Here, we've compiled answers to the most commonly asked questions to ensure your experience is as seamless and enjoyable as possible. Whether you're wondering about tour logistics, artist participation, or how to make the most of your visit, we've got you covered. Let's dive in and explore all you need to know to embark on your artistic adventure in the North Woods!

  • Q: When does the North Woods Art Tour take place?
    The Summer art tour is always held on the last full weekend of July (Friday/Saturday/Sunday). The Fall art tour is always held on Columbus Day Weekend, usually the second Friday/Saturday/Sunday in October.
  • Q: How many artists participate in the North Woods Art Tour?
    A: While the number varies year to year, the tour typically features over 40 talented artists, each showcasing their unique creations at various tour stops throughout the North Woods region.
  • Q: Are all tour stops open to the public?
    A: Yes, all tour stops are accessible to the public during designated hours. Additionally, many artists may have studios open year-round by appointment. This website and our brochure are both good resources to contact artists to set up a visit.
  • Q: Is there an admission fee for the North Woods Art Tour?
    A: No, the tour is free for all visitors to attend.
  • Q: How do I navigate the tour stops?
    A: Each tour stop is marked with signage, and you can use our interactive map to plan your route. We suggest starting at any location and following the map from there.
  • Q: Can I purchase artwork during the tour?
    A: Yes, many artists offer their artwork for sale during the tour. Prices and payment methods may vary, so we recommend contacting the individual artists for more information.
  • Q: What happens if it rains during the North Woods Art Tour?
    A: The North Woods Art Tour takes place rain or shine! All artists have indoor studio spaces where you can still enjoy their work even in inclement weather. So don't let a little rain deter you from experiencing the creativity of the tour!
  • Q: Is the North Woods Art Tour suitable for children?
    A: Yes, the tour is family-friendly and suitable for all ages. However, please be mindful of any specific rules or guidelines at individual tour stops.
  • Q: Can I find food and refreshments at the tour stops?
    A: We recommend bringing along your own snacks or checking nearby restaurants for dining options. Supporting any of the many restaurant sponsors of the North Woods Art Tour is greatly appreciated!
  • Q: Are restroom facilities available at the tour stops?
    A: While restroom accommodations at tour stops may be limited, as many artists operate from their private studios, we recommend planning ahead. Due to the nature of the tour, it's advisable to make use of restroom facilities before embarking on your tour. Conveniently, there are often gas stations, restaurants, and other facilities nearby where visitors can find restroom amenities. We encourage you to plan your stops accordingly to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable experience during the tour.
  • Q: Are there accommodations available for overnight stays during the tour?
    A: Yes, there are various lodging options available in the North Woods region, including hotels, cabins, and campgrounds. We recommend booking accommodations in advance, especially during peak tour dates, to ensure availability.
  • Q: How can I stay updated on the latest news and updates about the North Woods Art Tour?
    A: To stay informed about the North Woods Art Tour, we recommend subscribing to our newsletter or following us on social media. You can also visit our website regularly for announcements, artist spotlights, and other updates leading up to and during the tour.
  • Q: How can I support the North Woods Art Tour?
    A: You can support the North Woods Art Tour by attending the event, purchasing artwork from the artists, spreading the word to friends and family, or supporting any of the tour's sponsors. When visiting a tour sponsor, please be sure to thank them for their support. Your assistance helps us continue to promote and celebrate local artists in our community.
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