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Open Studios
Art Tour

First Three Weekends in October

Open Studios
Art Tour

First Three Weekends in October

Photo Credit: Arts Council Santa Cruz County

Open Studios Schedule

Open Studios 
Schedule

South County: October 6 & 7

North County: October 13 & 14

Encore Weekend: October 20 & 21

Artist studios will be open from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

South County: October 6 & 7

North County: October 13 & 14

Encore Weekend: October 20 & 21

Artist studios will be open from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Plan Your Tour

Plan Your Tour

santa cruz open studios guide 2018

Open Studios is a self-guided tour so a bit of planning goes a long way. Luckily there are great (free) resources to help you plan your adventure:

  • Free Guide - Available at these locations.
  • Free App - Download from the App Store or Google Play (search for "Open Studios Art Tour")

Not the planning type? If you're feeling adventurous you can simply look for the green Open Studios signs throughout the county (but we highly recommend spending some time looking through the guide or app to get the most out of your time on the tour). 

Open Studios is a self-guided tour so a bit of planning goes a long way. Luckily there are great (free) resources to help you plan your adventure:

  • Free Guide - Available at these locations.
  • Free App - Download from the App Store or Google Play (search for "Open Studios Art Tour")

Not the planning type? If you're feeling adventurous you can simply look for the green Open Studios signs throughout the county (however, we highly recommend spending some time looking through the guide or app to get the most out of your time on the tour). 

santa cruz open studios guide 2018

Pro Tip: The guide and app are great resources to help you plan your Open Studios adventure, but when it comes to picking the artists to see, nothing beats going to the preview exhibits at the Santa Cruz Art League and R. Blitzer Gallery

Nearly all 300+ artists have one piece on display at the Art League exhibit and the R. Blitzer Gallery exhibit features work from some of the "out of the way" artists from Davenport, Bonny Doon, San Lorenzo Valley, Scotts Valley, La Selva Beach, and Watsonville.

Previewing the artists' work in-person instead of relying on a single image for each artist found in the guide or app makes it a lot easier to determine which studios to visit. There’s nothing like seeing the real thing to see how it resonates with you.

Open Studios Online

Open Studios Online

You can join the ongoing Open Studios conversations all month long by connecting with the Arts Council on social media. Check out the resources below for additional Open Studios information and to follow real-time updates:

Open Studios Website

Get additional information including artist listings, FAQ and tour updates at the official Open Studios website

Follow the Arts Council

Stay up to date with Open Studios updates and artist profiles by following the Arts Council on social media:

Open Studios Website

Get additional information including artist listings, FAQ and tour updates at the official Open Studios website

Follow the Arts Council

Stay up to date with Open Studios updates and artist profiles by following the Arts Council on social media:

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