Since early in Woodstock's history, artists and artisans have come to the area to enjoy the beauty of the Ottauquechee River Valley. Ivan Albright, Paul Sample and Edward Hopper are a few of the American artists that have made the Woodstock Area their home. Today the Woodstock Area offers a variety of art and artists — from well-know European artists at Artemis Global Art, New England Artist at Woodstock Gallery and our own Kitty O'Hara and Chip Evans to name a few. The area is also home to Shackleton Thomas-woodworker and potter, Vermont Farmhouse Pottery, Andrew Pearce- wooden bowls and Simon Pearce — world-renown glass blower. Many area artists participate in Open Studio Weekends held throughout the state on Memorial Day Weekend and Columbus Day Weekend.