Members of the public are invited to tour the workspaces of artists in Bovina and Andes on Saturday for the 8th annual Open Barn and Studio Tour.

“It’s a mix of art and agriculture,” said event organizer Mark Foster, a New York City native who moved to the area in 2011.

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., more than a dozen local artists, including painters, sculptors and chefs, will open their doors to the public to browse their creations and catch a glimpse of their work in action.

“I met a ton of people coming up here to escape the city,” Foster said. “I was really inspired by the pride people have, and the generations that have been here.”

Also included on the self-guided tour are several local farmers, including ByeBrook Farm, a dairy and cheese shop in Bloomville, and Burnett Farms, a farmstand and metalwork shop in Bovina.

Glenanore Farm, which raises goats, pigs and cattle, and Bramley Mountain Farm, a grass-fed beef operation, are also featured on the tour.

The Bovina Historical Firehouse and the Brushland Eating House will also host special events and exhibits throughout the day.

For a complete list of tour stops or for more information, visit

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