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Ann Ostermann

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Applications for the 2017 Open Studios Art Tour will be available starting March 1st. Deadline to apply is midnight April 30th.

Dates for 2017 Tour:

  • October 7th & 8th, North County
  • October 14th & 15th, South County
  • October 21st & 22nd, All County

Interested in applying to the tour? Please read the Open Studios 2017 Guidelines & FAQs

Arts Council offers FREE Application Assistance workshops to answer questions about participating in Open Studios, selecting your body of work for the jury, options for being hosted by another Open Studios artist, and preparing the required digital files. A general tour of the application process will also be provided. No reservation is required. All workshops will be held at the Arts Council, 1070 River Street, Santa Cruz 95060.

Dates & Times:

  • Wednesday, March 15th 7-8 pm
  • Saturday, March 25th 11 am-Noon
  • Wednesday, April 12th 7-8pm
  • Saturday, April 15th 10-11am

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.

If you missed the 2016 tour, but would like to take a look at the Artist Guide, you can view the Guide online.

Another option would be to download the FREE Open Studios Art Tour App. You can use the app to connect with artists via their websites and/or e-mail.

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