Open Studios Art Tour
ARTS Obispo’s Open Studios Art Tour (OSAT), held October 14, 15, 21, 22, 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 two weekends 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. As one Open Studios visitor remarked, “The art means more when one talks directly to the artist.”
Tour visitors plan self-guided routes by looking through the printed full-color catalog, the online catalog or the mobile-friendly map. The catalog features images of participating artists’ work, their contact information and maps to their studios. Printed catalogs are found at various locations throughout San Luis Obispo County beginning in mid-September through the Tour. Visitors can read the Meet the Open Studios Art Tour Artists Blog.
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 SLO County.