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ARTS Obispo's Open Studios Art Tour (OSAT) is one of the largest Open Studios in the country, with about 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.

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?

Applications for the 2014 Open Studios Art Tour are closed.  Be sure to check back here in February 2015 for detail on the next Open Studios Art Tour!

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 2014 catalog:

2sisters glass, Jim Amberg, Art Central, Back Bay Pottery, Mary Barnhill, Holly Beals, Beacon Art Show, Benton Way Studio, Margaret Bertrand, Robert Burridge Studio, David Butz, Cal Poly Arts, Cal Poly University Art Gallery, Cheryl Carlsen, Glynis Chafin-Tinglof, Ken Christensen, Color Vibe Designs, Steven deLuque, Deborah Denker Photography, Jayne Devencenzi, Robert Dodge, Dwell Design, Bruce Everett, Festival Mozaic, Gallery at Marina Square, Gallery at the Network, Patricia Griffin Studio, Hands Gallery, Patricia Harkness, Marion Hasbrouck, J & J Iris Farm, Kirstin Kallal, Look Twice Photography, Morica Glassworks, Morro Bay Art Association, Morro Bay in Bloom, Patricia Newton, Janice Pluma, Patti Robbins, Seaside Gallery, Alice Sennett Clay Arts, Laurel Sherrie Studio, Kim Snyder, Stromsoe Studios, Studios on the Park, Lorri Trogdon

Meet the Open Studios Art Tour Artists

Layers of colorful dyes are applied onto a solution of water and cellulose that allow the dyes to float above the liquid.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Color Vibe Designs is the creation of artist Sharon Gellerman

Sharon Gellerman creates hand-marbled designs...

Carmen mask
Monday, August 25, 2014

I’ve been creating famous character Day of the Dead masks in the Mexican folk art tradition for many years now....

Sunday, August 24, 2014

While I have been busy creating new Native American style flutes, my eye and hand seems to have strayed to the...