Open Studios Art Tour 2013
The 2013 Open Studios Art Tour will be on October 12 & 13 and October 19 & 20. Visitors will be able to visit artists countywide during both weekends from 10am-5pm.
Learn more about advertising in the 2013 Open Studios Art Tour Catalog.
I am an ARTIST and would like more information on how to apply to participate in the 2013 Open Studios Art Tour.
I am a VISITOR and would like more information on Open Studios in SLO County.
Download the 2012 Open Studios Art Tour Catalog - This is a large file and may take a few minutes to download. If you'd like to pick up a printed copy of the OSAT Catalog please vist any of these locations beginning September 15.
Click on "Open publication" or "Expand" below to view the catalog in style!
About the Open Studios Art Tour:
ARTS Obispo's Open Studios Art Tour (OSAT) is one of the largest Open Studios in the country, with over 200 artists participating annually by opening their studios for visitors to tour during three weekend in October.
Open Studios showcases the quality and diversity of art produced in SLO County. Visitors can see and purchase a wide range of original work by local artists who appreciate the opportunity to share how, why and where their art is created.
The Open Studios Art Tour is the largest visual arts event on the Central Coast, and ARTS Obispo's largest program. OSAT helps to support ARTS Obispo's community-based programs such as Arts in Education, Art in Public Places, and Art After Dark, supporting arts and culture in San Luis Obispo County.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Open Studios Art Tour?
The Open Studios Art Tour is the largest visual art event in SLO County, and ARTS Obispo's largest visual arts program. The self-guided tour takes place each year over two weekends in October and features work from several hundred artists throughout SLO County.
Art in a huge variety of media and styles is displayed and sold by artists directly in their homes & studios, and many artists have live demos and works in progress, to see the art being created and get a feel for the process from concept to completion. Visit the Online Visual Artist Directory to view artists images now!
Tour visitors look through our full-color catalog featuring images of participating artists’ work, their contact information and maps to their studios. As one Open Studios visitor remarked, “The art means more when one talks directly to the artist”.
When and where can I buy a catalog for the 2013 tour? Catalogs are free! Catalogs for the 2013 Tour will be available for distribution mid-September 2013. Catalogs are also free to download from the ARTS Obispo website on September 1.
How do I participate as an artist on the tour?
To participate in the Open Studios Art Tour, you must be a member of ARTS Obispo at the 'Artist Directory' level. Artists fill out an application and pay an Open Studios Art Tour fee to participate. Applications for 2013 will be available to download on the AO website and in the ARTS Obispo office in February 2013. Please click here for more information. Open Studios Artist Eligibility: Artists who live or work in San Luis Obispo County or within 20 miles of the SLO County line may participate in the San Luis Obispo County 2013 Open Studios Art Tour. In order for artists from outside SLO County to participate, they must be sharing a studio in SLO County, with a SLO County artist. If you have additional questions, call us at 805.544.9251.