Here Is Why You Need to Go to the Bluff Country Studio Art Tour


To all the art lovers out there, if you want to spend a weekend exploring the beautiful landscapes of Wisconsin and admiring stunning paintings, the Bluff Country Studio Art Tour is made for you! Spend a magical weekend discovering local artists in their studios, letting your mind travel through the canvas and buying unique gifts for your loved ones. Don’t wait another second. Treat yourself to the Wisconsin trip you’ve been thinking about for years and enjoy the Bluff Country Studio Art Tour while staying at the Westby House Inn!


If you enjoy the Bluff Country Studio Art Tour, you are going to love all the other activities around La Crosse, WI! Download our free Vacation Guide and get the best local recommendations for fun events, outdoor adventures, museums, gourmet restaurants, and more! Start planning your visit today and get ready for a one-of-a-kind experience at the Westby House Inn.


Get Inspired at the Bluff Country Studio Art Tour


“Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter. The sitter is merely the accident, the occasion. It is not he who is revealed by the painter, it is rather the painter who, on the colored canvas, reveals himself.”    Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray.


A Unique Way to Discover Wisconsin


The Bluff Country Studio Art Tour is the perfect event for art enthusiasts. Happening over a weekend in April every year, it gathers a great selection of artists opening their door to the visitors and showcasing their work. Enter the artist’s den and discover their secret world. Visit galleries, meet the painters and sculptors and learn about their inspirations and techniques during demonstrations.

A map of all the galleries allows you to pick and choose your itinerary. It’s the perfect occasion to go on a scenic road trip across Wisconsin’s countryside and stunning landscape. Be dazzled by the scenery before stepping into magical watercolors and let your mind wander away!


Features More Than 25 Artists and Attracts 2500 Visitors Each Year

The Bluff Country Studio Art Tour displays a wide variety of art:


  • Paintings
  • Glass
  • Sculpture
  • Photography
  • Jewelry
  • Ceramic
  • Wooden furniture


With more than 25 participating artists and 2,500 visitors each year, it’s the perfect occasion to see the best local creations and get to know talented artists. Both regionally and nationally renowned, most of them have decades of experience in creating and selling art, but new talents are also encouraged!

Not only can you take a look at the art, but you can also purchase most of it! There is something for every budget so why not bring home gifts for your family and friends?


Have a Relaxing Weekend at the Westby House Inn

Bluff Country Studio Art TourAfter spending all day visiting galleries and studios, come home to a cozy room at the Westby House Inn. Our beautiful accommodations have a vintage twist that will make you feel like you stepped back in time. Book our Tower Room and enjoy its historic and romantic atmosphere. Take a long hot bath and put on a warm robe while sipping a glass of wine. Have a good night’s sleep in the luxurious cherry-wood queen bed and its fluffy pillows, and wake up the next morning feeling as refreshed as ever. Taste a delicious homemade breakfast including freshly baked muffins and lime-peppered bacon.

Don’t wait another minute! Book your stay today and treat yourself to the most relaxing weekend at the Westby House Inn.