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Open Studios & Events Manager
Open Studios is underway! Dates for the 2017 Tour:
- October 7 & 8 North County
- October 14 & 15 South County
- October 21 & 22 All County
Studios open 11 am to 5 pm.
To help you navigate your tour, pick up a FREE Artist Guide, available next to the Good Times in all of their delivery locations – click here for a list of their major distribution points in Santa Cruz.
Artist Guides are also available at businesses throughout Santa Cruz County and beyond. Click here for a list of outlets.
The FREE Open Studios App is available on iTunes & GooglePlay. Search keyword “Open Studios Art Tour.”
This year’s tour features 302 artists. This year’s Artist Guide cover features Taylor Reinhold, Artist #208, in his Soquel studio.
Like the Arts Council on Facebook or follow us on Instagram to view Open Studios artist profiles. The profiles are a great way to learn more about our artists and what they have in store for you this year!
Once you’ve completed your tour, take the Visitor Survey for a chance to win $100 in Open Studios Art Bucks. Visitors who fill in the optional “Buzzy Bee Count” at the end of the survey will be entered for a second chance to win $100 in Open Studios Art Bucks. See page 81 in the Artist Guide for more details!
What is Open Studios ?
Open Studios Art Tour is your opportunity to explore creativity in Santa Cruz County. For 32 years, our goal has been simple: connect artists with people who love art. For the first three weekends in October, artists from the redwoods to the bay open their studios so that friends, neighbors, and strangers from near and far can discover art in this stunning county.