The 16th Annual Northeast Iowa Artists' Studio Tour is this weekend -- Oct. 11, 12 and 13.

Fifty-one artists at 39 locations will open their doors for a behind-the-scenes studio view not usually offered to the general public. The annual event features many well-known award-winning, national-caliber artists displaying and selling pottery, paintings, woodcuts, baskets, jewelry, woodworking, kaleidoscopes, sculpture, photography, fused glass and more.

Tour participants can set their own pace while driving from studio to studio. The full-color brochure features a map with GPS and lodging and dining along the route. Directions, maps, GPS coordinates and lodging/dining are available as web downloads.

The tour is free of charge and sites are all within 35 miles of Decorah. Workspaces are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. all three days. The Northeast Iowa Artists' Studio Tour (NIAST Inc.) is Iowa's first and longest running tour of artists' studios in the state.

For more information or for a brochure, visit or email, or call Winneshiek County Convention and Visitors Bureau (WCCVB): 800-463-4692.