Artstock developed from the Artist’s Support System Established Synergy. It was started in 1996 by a small group of local artists to provide support and share ideas and concerns. Two years later, in 1998, the first Artstock Studio Tour took place. The group meets regularly to plan the Piedmont Triad event for the second weekend of October. Artstock collectively represents individual visual artists in the Greater Greensboro area by presenting the annual Artstock Studio Tour. With twenty-four individual artists participating at twelve different sites, this year’s tour promotes the distinctive talent of each artist, and in turn underlines the creativity within our broader community. The participating artists display their work in their own studios as well as at group and gallery locations. This tour is free and open to the public – look for the red balloons at each location!