Open Studios Art Tour

Documents & Links:

 2015 Open Studios Art Tour Catalog
(Easy to browse online edition)

Next Event Times: 
Saturday, October 8, 2016
10:00 am to Sunday, October 16, 2016 5:00 pm

2016 Open Studios Art Tour - weekends of October 8/9 & 15/16 - 10am to 5pm each day

ARTS Obispo's Open Studios Art Tour 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.

Visitors look through the full-color Tour catalog featuring images of participating artists' work, their contact information and maps to their studios. Printed catalogs will be available at various businesses throughout San Luis Obispo County beginning mid-September, 2016. Catalogs are also available for viewing online or downloading in the Documents & Links box at the right beginning in mid-September.

As one Open Studios visitor remarked, "The art means more when one talks directly to the artist."


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 all the artists participating in the tour with their studio addresses. The printed catalogs will be available beginning September 15th at various locations throughout the county. During the official 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?

Online registration is closed for the 2015 Open Studios Art Tour.  Look for notification of the next Tour in February 2016!

How can I help support the Tour? 

Be a catalog sponsor or buy/reserve an ad for the 2016 catalog, join the committee, or make a donation

Meet the Open Studios Art Tour Artists

October 16, 2015

Art is rewarding on so many levels:  creating it is good for the soul, displaying it is pleasing to the eye, and...

October 15, 2015


Long-time potter, RICHARD ROWE’S new Morro Bay industrial studio, ROWE...

October 12, 2015

GALLERY, GARDEN & GLASS-MAKING, ALL IN 1 STOP! I’m really proud and excited to be part of ARTS Obispo’s Open...