Open Studios Art Tour


Our heARTfelt thanks to the artists, visitors, sponsors, Guide outlets, and the Santa Cruz Art League for making 2013 Open Studios a success. You make art happen!

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First three weekends in October

South County – October 4th & 5th

North County – October 11th & 12th

Encore Weekend – October 18th & 19th

Guide and App available in September


We launched the Open Studios Art Tour in 1986 to connect artists directly with art lovers. Our program has become a model for art tours across the country. The self-guided tour gives 300+ artists across Santa Cruz County a chance to welcome art admirers and buyers into their studios. One of the most popular annual events in the county, the Open Studios Art Tour welcomes thousands of locals and visitors who come from all over to see the creative process at work and experience first-hand the artistic diversity of our community.

Applications for the 2014 Open Studios Art Tour are now closed.

Questions? Contact Ann Ostermann, our Open Studios & Events Manager, at 831.475.9600 x17 or

2013 Open Studios Sponsors

Art Work Space
Artisans Gallery
BorellaScan Digital Imaging
The Buttery
Charlie Hong Kong
Community Printers
Design Jungle
Devcon Construction Inc.
Erik’s Deli
Gayle’s Bakery
Good Times
Lenz Arts
Many Hands Gallery
New Moon Design Group
Palace Art & Office Supply
Red Apple Café
Rodwell’s Custom Crating
Santa Cruz Art League
Santa Cruz County Bank
Santa Cruz County Conference & Visitors Council
Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing
Santa Cruz Sentinel
Scottish Renaissance Festival
Shakespeare Santa Cruz
Tannery Arts Center
The Wedeen Karwick Group
Vanguard Realtors
York Framing Gallery

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