Since 1995, the Boulder Open Studios Tour has been a free, self-guided tour, that invites the public into over 125 artists' studios in Boulder and the surrounding area each October. The Tour’s goal is simple: connect artists with people who love art. This connection encourages conversations, develops understanding between art appreciators and creators, and creates lasting relationships.


Covid-19 requires that we use our creativity and resources to develop programming that assures the safety of art enthusiasts and artists, while keeping visual art thriving in our community. This year, the traditional Studio Tour has been cancelled. In its place, we’ve created a new Membership Program that offers year-round opportunities for artists and art patrons. 


Open Studios’ 2020 Artist Members have numerous avenues to present their art to patrons and build relationships with art lovers. Through our NEW Membership Program, you’ll receive a package of benefits to celebrate and promote what you create. Our website and other online programs give you the opportunity to present your art to a global network of art appreciators, share your talent as art educators and community builders, and participate in an online retail gallery, supported by Open Studios sales management. We hope to return to the traditional Tour next year, but also hope that the programs we create in this unprecedented moment will become a permanent part of what is available to Open Studios artists. 


PLEASE NOTE: The NEW Open Studios Membership Program is open to all artists who live and/or create their work in Boulder County.

Artists Must Still Apply - deadline June 8!


We maintain a standard of excellence through our annual jury process. Each year, artists must apply and have their work reviewed by professional jurors. This provides a carefully curated, high quality experience for our patrons. During our typical Tour years, we average over 40,000 studio visits by more than 8000 people of all ages. With the Virtual Tour, we hope that even more people will take advantage of the view artists offer into their studios. Our one-year package of Membership Benefits will help artists increase their markets and build their brands.





To apply, go to (CAFÉ), select “Apply to Calls,” and search for “2020 Boulder Open Studios Tour” or just click the button above. You will need to be registered on CAFÉ as an artist in order to apply. CAFÉ Registration is free.

Deadline to Apply: June 8, 2020, 11:59 pm / Artist Notification: June 13, 2020.

Questions? Contact us at

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 Artist Guidelines & FAQ button on the right to get started.

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