Open Studios Art Tour

OCTOBER 13/14 & 20/21, 2018

10:00am - 5:00pm each Day 

ARTS Obispo's Open Studios Art Tour is FREE to the public - and one of the largest tours in the country! Approximately 200 artists participate throughout San Luis Obispo County by opening their studios for visitors to tour. Art in a variety of media and styles—from abstract and representational painting to wood, glass, metal and ceramic—is displayed and sold by artists directly from their working studios. Some artists have live demonstrations so visitors can see art being created and experience the creative process.

Tour visitors plan self-guided routes by looking through the printed full-color catalog, the online catalog or the mobile-friendly map. Printed catalogs are found at various locations throughout San Luis Obispo County beginning in mid-September through the Tour.

Catalog Locations are updated regularly. Catalogs can currently be found at: 

  • Paso Robles - Hotel Cheval, Paso Robles Inn, Allegretto, Viva Paso, General Store, Studios on the Park, Park Street Gallery, Chamber
  • Atascadero - Mudflat Mercantile, The Artery, The Carlton, Back Porch Bakery, Table, 
  • Cambria - Patricia Griffin, Fermentations, Cambria Drug and Gift, REK, Visitors' Center-Chamber, Teresa Belle, Amphora
  • Cayucos - [locations Pending]
  • Morro Bay - Art Center, Gallery at Marina Square
  • Los Osos - Back Bay Inn, Blue Heron/Back Bay Cafe, Volumes of Pleasure
  • San Luis Obispo - The Hub, SLOMA, SLO Provisions, Anam Cre, Scout Coffee on Garden, Linneas, SLO Chamber, Junkgirls, Art Central, Phantom Pop-up, Granada Hotel and Bistro, Cuesta College 
  • Avila - [locations pending]
  • Arroyo Grande - Re/max del Oro [more pending confirmation of locations]
  • Grover Beach - RONS Nursery
  • Pismo - Seaside Gallery [more pending confirmation of locations]
  • Nipomo - Gala de Arte, Pure Bliss, Visitor's Center, Library
  • Santa Maria - Santa Maria Inn, De Oro Winery, Allan Hancock College

Catalogs are being distributed at the following Farmer's Markets - Cambria, San Luis Obispo

If you are interested in helping to distribute catalogs at Farmer's Market, please email [email protected].

Open Studios Art Tour Visitors: Don't forget to submit your Top 10 and fill out our survey for a chance to win a $200 gift certificate* to The Madonna Inn. Follow the link and share your answers (before 11/4/2018) for a chance to win -

Winner will be contacted via the email provided by December 5, 2018. The Top 10 Studio will be announced December 7, 2018 on ARTS Obispo's social media. 

*Must be 18 years old or older to enter. No purchase necessary. ARTS Obispo is not responsible for transportation and lodging. Winner will be selected at random. ARTS Obispo will be contacting the winner via email provided in visitors survey. 

I am an artist, how can I participate in the Tour?

Fine artists and crafters who live or work in San Luis Obispo County are encouraged to apply. Click here to find out more.

Click Here to Learn About Participating in the Open Studios Tours