SAVE THE DATE! 2023 Open House is scheduled for Saturday, June 3, 2023
Annual Open House & 50th Anniversary Kick-off
Saturday, June 11, 2022 | 11am-4pm
The event is scheduled rain or shine with many of the activities indoors.
Thank you to everyone who came out to enjoy the day and everyone who helped make the Open House a success!
FREE Family-Friendly Event!
Touchstone invites the community to our campus in Fayette County, PA from 11am-4pm on Saturday, June 11th for a free, family-friendly event! This is the perfect day to come out and visit our rural wooded campus in the beautiful mountains of the Laurel Highlands and learn about all that Touchstone has to offer.
Parking on campus will be limited to accessible parking only. Please take the free convenient shuttle buses from nearby Christian W. Klay Winery (scroll down for more details).
- Gallery Exhibitions
- Campus & Studio Tours
- Community Resource Tables
- Kids Craft Activities
- Artists Pop-up Shops
- Gallery Store
- Food Trucks
- Drum Circle
- Live Music
- And More!
Accessibility: Touchstone’s woodland campus is made up of gravel walkways, grassy areas, and uneven terrain. Please call 724-329-1370 if you have questions about accessibility.
Participate in a drum circle, enjoy kids craft activities, and tour our campus and studios. View demonstrations in blacksmithing, ceramics, drawing & painting, glass, metals & jewelry, and more! Visit two brand new gallery exhibitions featuring members of Associated Artists of Pittsburgh and Touchstone’s 2022 workshop instructors. Enter our raffles, enjoy live music, shop our gallery store and artist pop-up shops featuring handmade items from local artisans. Speak to representatives from some of our community partner organizations. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.
Activities & Entertainment:
- Hands-on, kid-friendly art activities with Touchstone's 2022 Artist Interns
- Drum circles with Ed Boas of Creative Rhythm
- Face painting by Douglas Education Center, with Laura Smith and Tanner Shepherd
- Live music by The Turpentiners
- Origami activity with Ben Phillian
- Puppet parades featuring puppets provided by Cheryl Cappezzuti and Puppets for Pittsburgh
Food Trucks and Beverages:
- Bill Pfahl (plein air painting) of William Pfahl Fine Art
- Edward Eberhardt (glass art)
- Erika Broas (jewelry) of Erika Blair Jewelry
- Glen Gardner (blacksmithing) of GSG Design/Metalwork
- Glenn Horr (blacksmithing) of Highland Forge
- Jared Ondovchik (blacksmithing) of Artifact Metalworks
- Jim Bové (jewelry)
- Jim Lavrinc Calligraphy
- Joy Knepp (glass art)
- Julia Castor (ceramics)
- Michael Mangiafico (glass art) of FiG Studios
- Paige Tibbe (painting)
- Shane Pilster and Max Gonzales (graffiti art) of Rivers of Steel Arts
- Travis Winters (ceramics)
- Yoko Sekino-Bové (ceramics)
Artist Pop-up Shops:
- Aileen Lampman of Ai Jewelry
- Andrew Thornton of Allegory Gallery
- Chris Tower of Mural Man Arts
- Jen Allen Ceramics
- Jim Lavrinc Calligraphy
- Karlie Kendig of Flood City Stitch
- Kim Wright of Ohiopyle Pottery
- Lisa Guiliani of Lock House Studio
- Samantha Briegel of Briegel Ceramics
- Taylor A. Mezo Ceramics
- ACRE Partners (Alliance for Creative Rural Economies)
- Artsmiths of Pittsburgh
- Creative Business Accelerator – Bridgeway Capital
- CRSP (Climate and Rural Systems Partnership) with Powermill Nature Reserve; Carnegie Museum of Natural History
- GO Laurel Highlands
- Kentuck Knob
- MCG Youth and Arts
- National Road Heritage Corridor
- Penn State Master Gardeners
- Pittsburgh Center for Arts + Media
- Tissue Farm
- Uniontown Art Club
- You in Flood City
Park and Shuttle:
Due to limited parking on Touchstone’s campus, visitors should park at Christian W. Klay Winery (412 Fayette Springs Rd.) and take the free convenient shuttle buses to campus. Shuttles will run from the Winery beginning at 10:30 am, until final departure from Touchstone at event closing.
Parking at Touchstone will be limited to accessible parking only.
We love pets but can only permit service animals on campus.
Map of campus:
Thank you to our Sponsors:
Elizabeth and Jeffrey Lawrence
Mary Len Hajduk
Paul and Diane Kiproff
Beth and Barrie Athol
Eben and Laura Myers
Gerald and Joy Knepp
Lindsay K. Gates
Rachel and Katie Rearick
Enscoe Long Insurance Group