Open Studios

Open Studios is a free self-guided tour that invites the public into more than 300 artist studios across Santa Cruz County.

For 33 years, our goal has been simple: connect artists with people who love art. For the first three weekends in October, Open Studios not only shines a light on the variety and talent of visual artists in our community, it also ignites relationships, inspires conversations, and bridges gaps of understanding between art appreciators and creators, creating connections that extend far beyond the tour.

Are you an artist interested in participating in Open Studios 2018?

All applicants and participating artists must be permanent residents of Santa Cruz County. Online applications for artists to participate in the 2018 Open Studios Art Tour will be available starting Thursday, March 1, 2018. Guidelines will be posted in mid-January. Deadline to apply is midnight, April 30, 2018.

If you have questions about applying to the tour, contact Open Studios & Events Director Ann Ostermann, 831-475-9600 x17, ann@artscouncilsc.org.

Thanks to everyone who joined us for a fabulous 2017! We’ll see you in October 2018!

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