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


2017 Open Studios Artist Guide:

The 2017 Open Studios Artist Guide is FREE and available right now! Guides can be found alongside the Good Times throughout Santa Cruz County. Good Times will restock the Artist Guides on Friday, September 29th and Friday, October 6th. Not sure where to find the Good Times? Click here for a list of their major distribution locations.

Free Artist Guides can also be found in outlets throughout Santa Cruz County and beyond – click here to find the outlet closest to you.


Want to view the Artist Guide online? Click here and enjoy the preview!

Do you live out of county? To have a guide shipped to you click here.


2017 Open Studios Art Tour App:

The App is free! If you downloaded the App to an iPhone or iPad in 2016, your screen icon will show up with the new look for 2017 and all of the new content. Or download for the first time via iTunes or GooglePlay. Search keyword “Open Studios Art Tour”.

This year’s cover features a photograph of Taylor Reinhold, Artist #208, in his Soquel studio. Taylor was born and raised in Santa Cruz County, with his early years in Soquel, later graduating from Santa Cruz High. He earned a Bachelors of Fine Arts from Santa Clara University and he then returned home to Santa Cruz. It was then that his art began to blossom. In 2009, Reinhold launched Made Fresh Crew, a collective of artisans ranging in talents from pottery, glass blowing, videography, painting and jewelry making. Since then he has been working to promote creativity among youth through artistic community outreach projects.  He has organized and led workshops in multiple nonprofit organizations such as Youth Now, Mariposa’s Art, and the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History.