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

Applications for the 2017 Open Studios Art Tour are now available on Zapplication.

Deadline to apply is midnight, this Sunday, April 30th.

Take the stress out of the application process:

FREE Application Assistance workshops – no workshops this week.

Arts Council held five workshops to answer questions about participating in Open Studios. No more workshops are scheduled.

If you have questions about applying to or being part of the Open Studios Art Tour, contact the event Manager, Ann Ostermann: 831-475-9600 x17 | ann@artscouncilsc.org

FREE Digital Image preparation appointments – All appointments have been filled.

Dates for 2017 Tour:

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

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.

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

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