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Open Studios Art Tour

Documents & Links:

2014 Open Studios Art Tour Artist Application

Open Studios Art Tour Advertising Rates

ARTS Obispo's Open Studios Art Tour (OSAT) is one of the largest Open Studios in the country, with over 200 artists participating annually by opening their studios for visitors to tour.  Art in a huge variety of media and styles is displayed and sold by artists directly in their homes & studios, and many artists have live demos and works in progress, to see the art being created and get a feel for the process from concept to completion.

The 2014 Open Studios Art Tour will take place the weekends of October 11/12 and October 18/19.  Registration is open!

Tour visitors look through our full-color catalog featuring images of participating artists' work, their contact information and maps to their studios. As one Open Studios visitor remarked, "The art means more when one talks directly to the artist."

ARTS Obispo's Open Studios Art Tour helps to support ARTS Obispo's community-based programs such as Arts in Education, Art in Public Places, and Art After Dark, supporting arts and culture in San Luis Obispo County.

For last minute studio changes on the Tour, please visit the Open Studios Art Tour SLO County Facebook page.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I attend the tour as a visitor?

The self-guided Open Studios Tour takes place each year over two weekends in October and features work from several hundred artists throughout SLO County. Visitors can see and purchase a wide range of original work by local artists who appreciate the opportunity to share how, why and where their art is created. 

ARTS Obispo provides a free Catalog which lists the all the Artists Participating in the tour.  You will also find the address for each studio in this same catalog. During the offical time periods listed in the catalogs you may feel free to visit each artist studio directly on your own time and schedule.

How do I participate as an artist on the tour?

If you would like to join the Open Studios Art Tour as a participating artist in 2014, click on the the registration form in the Documents & Links box above.  Fees will increase, so be sure to get your form in by by April 18th!

How can I help support the Tour? 

Be a catalog sponsor or buy/reserve an ad for the 2014 catalog (information will be available early in 2014), join the committee, or make a donation

Many thanks to all of the advertisers in the 2013 catalog:

Alyce Broome, Amphora Gallery, Anne Laddon, Art Central, Atelier 708 Studios, Back Bay Pottery, Baywood-Los Osos Artists, Beacon Art Show, Benton Way Studio, Best Western Plus Black Oak, Bonestell Studios, Bruce Everett, Cal Poly Arts, Cal Poly University Art Gallery, Carol Paquet, Central Coast Printing, Central Coast Weavers, Deborah Denker Photography, Dwell Design Inc., Ethel Landers Studio AKA Tinkart Studio, Festival Mozaic, Gallery at Marina Square, Gallery at the Network, Hands Gallery, Holly Beals, Jayne Behman, Kathleen De Palma, Laurel Sherrie/Pete Skarda, Lewis Designs,, Margaret Bertrand and Robert Dodge, Morica Glassworks, Morro Bay Art Association, Patricia Griffin Ceramics, Paso Robles Arts Association, Patricia Newton, Patti Robbins Artist, Seaside Gallery, Serengeti West Fine Jewelers, Stromsoe Studios, Stuart Denker in Loving Memory, Studios on the Park, Sue Mckee, Treat Paine Acupuncture, Two KASA Glass Art

Meet the Open Studios Art Tour Artists

Friday, November 8, 2013

Included in the 2013 Open Studios Art Tour catalog was a new feature--The Top 15 Studio Scavenger Hunt. It gave...

Larry Le Brane with fused glass stiletto sculptures Photo by: Barry Lundgren
Friday, October 18, 2013

Larry Le Brane is a selective scavenger, who haunts thrift shops and yard sales to combine castoffs with colorful...

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Denise Schryver (studio #64 in Morro Bay) will be demonstrating her weaving and spinning during the Open Studios Art...