Open Studios Art Tour Participants

2017 Open Studios Art Tour

October 14/15 & 21/22, 10am to 5pm each day

The San Luis Obispo County Open Studios Art Tour, a program of ARTS Obispo, takes place over two weekends in October each year, 10am to 5pm each day. Free to the public, fine artists and crafters open their studios to showcase their art and share their process. Visitors create their own self-guided tour using the printed, downloadable or mobile-friendly catalog.

Applications are closed for 2017. Fine artist/crafters are encouraged to apply between February and May, 2018 for the 2018 Tour.

Artists are required to:

  • be members in good standing at the $60 level ARTS Obispo membership or higher.
  • post your profile with images/videos on the ARTS Obispo Art Directory.
  • live in San Luis Obispo County or within 20 miles of the county line. For those artists that live outside the county, they must show their art at a SLO County artist studio.

The Open Studios Art Tour gives artists the opportunity to develop relationships with new customers, make sales, secure commissions and share their artistic process with visitors.

For more information on the Tour, please read the FAQ’s in the Documents & Links box to the right or call 805.544.9251 or email lori@artsobispo.org.

Meet the Open Studios Art Tour Artists

Ann Bonestell's soldered glass shadow box, with hand-crafted metalwork
October 16, 2017

I can’t wait to share my 2017 soldered glass series with Open Studios Art Tour guests! This latest collection...

Rod Baker, #49 at Central Coast Glass Blowing and Fusing. Photo by David Middlecamp.
October 16, 2017
In my Glass Studio, Gallery and Glass Sculpture Garden, 2017 Open Studios Art Tour guests will find a combination of...
Jay Bonestell enjoying guest questions.
October 16, 2017

For my artist wife, Ann (#52) and me (#53), Open Studios Art Tour is the main event of our art year. We host a fun...