The San Luis Obispo County Open Studios Art Tour, a program of SLO County Arts Council, takes place over two weekends in October each year. Free to the public, fine
The San Luis Obispo County Open Studios Art Tour, a program of SLO County Arts Council, takes place over two weekends in October each year. 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 downloadable catalog.
Over 120 artists countywide are opening their studios to give visitors a glimpse into their creative worlds. “We are excited to include 30 artists who are new to participating in the Open Studios Tour this year,” said Neal Breton, president of the Arts Council board of directors.
This year, after facing financial hardships through the pandemic, the Council has opted to forego the traditional printed catalog of artists in favor of a digital artist directory. “The Arts Council board members were all in agreement that while the catalog is nice to have, the reality of the world right now requires a digital option,” added Breton. “The cool thing about the artist directory is that we can add to it and feature other types of artists and performers, so ultimately, it will be a great resource to access artists of all kinds in the community.”
More information about the Open Studios Tour and downloadable maps can be found at artsobispo.org/OSAT, and artist profiles can be found at members.artsobispo.org.