Early Bird registration for the 2019 Open Studios Art Tour starts March 12, 2019.

Open Studios Art Tour

ARTS Obispo’s Open Studios Art Tour is FREE to the public—and one of the largest art tours in the country! Every October, 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 throughout the Tour.

Interested in Advertising in our 2019 Catalog? 

Advertise your local business in our 2019 OSAT catalog!  Over 5000 printed catalogs are distributed throughout the county before the Art Tour.  Over 6,500 digital catalogs are downloaded from our website and viewed each year.  Catalogs are free to the public!

ARTS Obispo is looking for 2019 Open Studios Art Tour committee members.

Our board has been hard at work gathering information from 2018 participants to improve the tour for 2019. As registration opens up, ARTS Obispo is looking to bring back the Open Studios Art Tour Program Committee. We are looking for individuals and artists from all over the county to help make 2019 the best tour yet!

Open Studios Art Tour Program Committee responsibilities would be…

– help recruit artists within member’s city

– help plan and execute distribution for catalog and print marketing materials

– assist with workshops and artist programs leading up to the event weekends

If this sounds like something you would be interested in please click the button below.

Open Studios 2019

Date of tours:

  • October 12 & 13 , 10am to 5pm
  • October 19 & 20, 10am to 5pm

I am an artist, how can I participate in the 2019 Open Studios Tour?

Fine artists and crafters who live or work in San Luis Obispo County are encouraged to apply.

Open Studios Art Tour 2019 registration dates:

  • Early Bird Registration is March 12, 2019 – April 25, 2019 8pm
  • General registration is April 25, 2019 (after 8pm) – June 2, 2019 8pm

Click Here for OSAT Pricing.

Applicants have a choice this year to become members for $25-60.  With the membership we offer a discounted price, a directory listing on our website, social media promotion and video and/or print materials.  All OSAT sign ups, with membership or not, will receive a spot and number on the map with a brief studio description & photo. To become a member, click here or visit artsobispo.org 

The Open Studios Art Tour gives artists the opportunity to develop relationships with new customers and share their artistic process with others.

For more artist information, read the FAQ Document or call 805.544.9251 or email kelly@artsobispo.org or emitchell@artsobispo.org.