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View great art while stepping inside the creative process, meeting the makers, and discovering new areas of Santa Cruz County.


OS 2016 Artist Guide Cover Final2017 Open Studios Artist Guide:

The 2017 Open Studios Artist Guide will be free (like last year!). Release date for the free Guide is Thursday, September 21st. Guides will be distributed by Good Times throughout Santa Cruz County. You’ll find them in metal racks alongside The Good Times.

2016 Open Studios Artist Guide:

Arts Council has copies of the free 2016 Artist Guide at their office. You are welcome to stop by the office any weekday between 9am and 5pm to pick up a copy! The Artist Directory in the back is a great resource for contacting artists during the year.

You can view the 2016 Open Studios Artist Guide online.

If you live out of county and would like to have a copy of last year’s Artist Guide,click here to pay $3.00 for shipping and handling and we’ll send it to you.


2017 Open Studios Art Tour App:

The 2017 App will be free (like last year!). Expected release date for the App is Friday, September 22nd. The App will be available for iPhone, iPad, and Android devices.


The 2016 Artist Guide cover featured an oil painting, “Crow’s Nest”, by Open Studios artist F.J. Anderson:

F.J. is a local artist from Santa Cruz, California. He achieved his BA from the University of California, Santa Cruz. He also received a Master’s Certificate in Science Illustration from UCSC. In 2010, F.J. traveled to New Zealand where he illustrated the local marine environment for the New Zealand Marine Studies Centre at the University of Otago, Dunedin. Since then he has been working on a series of sky and seascape paintings. His artwork speaks to his passion for the ocean. “I’ve  been fortunate to grow up near the ocean. The combination of being surrounded by the beauty of land, sea and sky and by  encouraging family and friends has given me an appreciation of this natural setting and an inspiration to create art.”


FJ in the studio