Open Studios

Open Studios 2018 will take place the first three weekends of October.

  • South County: October 6 & 7, 2018
  • North County: October 13 & 14, 2018
  • Encore Weekend (all county): October 20 & 21, 2018

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 artists who are residents of Santa Cruz County are encouraged to apply! Applications for the 2018 Open Studios Art Tour are now available online. Deadline to apply is midnight, April 30, 2018.

Need Help?

Need help formatting digital images for the application? A limited number of free Digital Image Preparation Appointments are available. Click here to sign up.

Come to a FREE Application Assistance Workshop to get your questions answered about participating in Open Studios, selecting your body of work for the jury, being hosted by another Open Studios artist, preparing digital files, etc. These workshops include a general overview of the application process. No reservation needed – everyone is welcome.

Watsonville Workshop
Watsonville Public Library
275 Main Street, Watsonville
Saturday, March 24, 1-2pm

Santa Cruz Workshop
Arts Council Santa Cruz County
1070 River Street, Santa Cruz
Saturday, April 14, Noon-1pm

Contact

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

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