ArtEast Open Studio Tour

 ArtEast 2023 Open Studio Tour

Artists in eastern Dutchess County once again open their studios for the 17th annual ArtEast Open Studio Tour – a free, self-guided driving tour to the studios of 27 artists. A wealth of art mediums and styles are represented by the artists on the tour. You will find painters using oils, water color, acrylics; mixed media artists, fiber artists, 3D artists, photographers and a jeweler.

You can checkout the list of all the participating artists and plan your weekend of art by going to the website or picking up a brochure at local establishments OR to have a brochure mailed directly to your home, send a request to: All of the artists on the tour have original work for sale. Attending the ArtEast Open Studio tour is a fantastic way to support local artists and contribute to the growth of the Hudson Valley art scene.

Tour Dates:  October 14-15  11:00am – 5:00pm

                        October 21-23  11:00am – 5:00pm

Instagram: @arteastopenstudio

About Karen Madden

Using mild steel in my abstract sculptures challenges me physically, mentally and creatively. I enjoy the use of power tools to get want I want and then adding a pop of color by painting, staining or powder coating. No two pieces are exactly alike which is satisfying to me and never dull.  I pursued my education in art by working with my hands and pulling from my career background in science and math. Working with metal is a very hands on experience for me. It also requires a certain amount of science and math to get the right look.  Feeling the metal twist, bend, and welding it together provides for me the tools and roadmap for creativity. With the beauty of abstract art coming from the use of shapes, forms, colors and textures, I gather energy by coaxing the metal into forms that have a different look depending on which way they are viewed. My pieces have no set boundaries which reflects complexity but yet are graceful and thoughtful in the moment. I look to abstract art not to represent a specific object but rather to provoke a thought. The observer will see what they want to see – I’m only trying to get them to think about it.