Open Studios 2018

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.

October 6-7: South County
October 13-14: North County
October 20-21: All County

All studios are open 11am-5pm

Here are a few easy strategies for finding your way:

Website: - browse the map for a sneak peek of participating artists.

Artist Guide: A free print publication that is available in late September at all Good Times locations throughout Santa Cruz County. Pick one up and inside you'll find maps, artist information and more.

Phone app: After October 1, 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.

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.

Presenting Sponsor: Sutter Health
Major Sponsors: Good Times Santa Cruz County, SC41, Hotel Paradox
Sponsors: Lloyd's Tire & Auto Care, Swenson Builders, Geo H. Wilson, Palace Arts & Office Supply

Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 11:00am to 5:00pm

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