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October 06, 2018 - October 21, 2018

Open Studios Art Tour

Various locations

Santa Cruz County, CA 95060

Date & Time

October 06, 2018  -  October 21, 2018

Starts at 11:00 AM and ends at 5:00 PM

11:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Saturdays and Sundays, October 6th and 7th - South County, October 13th and 14th - North County, October 20th and 21st - All County


Explore creativity across Santa Cruz County! Open Studios is a Free self-guided tour, with 310 participating artists working in dozens of mediums. You’ll find seasoned artists who’ve participated since 1986, talented newcomers, and makers and creators of all kinds. Here are a few easy strategies for finding your way: Browse the website map for a sneak peek of participating artists. Artist Guide: A free print publication is available in late September at Visit Santa Cruz County Visitor Center and various locations throughout Santa Cruz County. Pick one up and inside you'll find maps, artist information and more. Phone app: After October 1st, search for "Open Studios" in iTunes or Google Play to download the free app. You can mark favorite artists in the app, map their location, and then build a tour around that. Follow the green signs: During Open Studios weekends you’ll see lime green signs with artist names and arrows all over the county. Follow the signs to visit a studio. Visiting from out of town? Make it a weekend (or three)! We’ve partnered with Hotel Paradox to bring an artful lodging experience to your Open Studios adventure. Request the "Arts Council" rate and save 15%. Reserve online using promo code 13701 at or call 877.425.7100. Thanks to our generous sponsors for making Open Studios possible.