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

Meet the Open Studios Art Tour Artists

MonoPrinting in the Studio Elaina Geltner
October 16, 2017

I love paint, texture, light and glyphs (aka symbols). I love the alchemy of mono-printing because there are so many...

Polymer clay mosaic dream
October 12, 2017

I came from a family of dreamers. My parents always encouraged us to do what we love. I have been blessed to work in...

Richard Rowe is OPEN ONLY 1st WEEKEND!
October 11, 2017

This year my studio is OPEN ONLY 1 WEEKEND, 10am-5pm, Sat-Sun/Oct. 14-15, Artist #43, for 2017's Open Studios Art...