For all Boulder County Artists

The Covid-19 pandemic necessitated cancellation of the 2020 Open Studios Tour. In its place, we created a Membership Program, offering year-round opportunities for artists and art patrons. The in-person Studio Tour returns this year and we will continue to offer the newer, very popular Membership Program.


The Studio Tour is our flagship event, created in 1995. The Tour is an exciting 3-weekend-long event with a festival-like atmosphere. In recent years, the Tour has attracted approximately 8,000 patrons from our region and beyond. These patrons visit multiple studios, meet artists, buy art, learn about their art-making practices and form lasting relationships with the artists. 


Our Membership Program provides 12 months of activities and benefits for artists to promote their art, engage with the public and hone their skills in the business of the arts. 


Artists must apply and submit images of their work to the Open Studios jury. From those selected by our jury to become Open Studios Members, our jurors will then select up to 140 of the most outstanding applicants to receive invitations to participate in the Studio Tour. Receiving a Tour invitation does not obligate you to participate. You may be an Open Studios Member without participating in the Studio Tour.


All Boulder County artists are eligible to apply for both Membership and the Tour. Deadline to apply has been extended to July 9, 2021. To apply for Membership and Studio Tour consideration, go to, register, select “Apply to Calls” from the menu, and insert “2021 Boulder Open Studios Membership & Studio Tour” in the search bar.


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Please sign up to be included on our Artists Email List and follow us on Facebook to be alerted about deadlines for our events.​​

For more information about participating in the tour, click on the Benefits & Guidelines button on the right for more information.