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Each year, over 8,000 patrons from our region and beyond, attend the FREE, All-ages Open Studio Tour. The Open Studios Tour of artists' studios - our flagship event - will be held the first three weekends of October. 

NEW for 2023 - This year's Open Studios Tour will include artists' studios throughout Boulder County. Artists with studios in Boulder, Erie, Lafayette, Louisville, Longmont, Lyons, Nederland, Superior, and unincorporated Boulder County, will open their doors to the public during the Open Studios Tour.



Mark your calendars and attend this year’s Tour, October 7 & 8, 14 & 15, 21 & 22, to visit your choice of working artist studios throughout Boulder County. The Tour is a perfect time to develop relationships with the artists and learn about art practices, collect art and sign up for classes and workshops. Printed Tour maps and information will be available in early September. Stay up-to-date on the Tour and other Open Studios Art Events and Activities by signing up for our Patrons mailing list HERE. 



Applications are now open for the 2023 Open  Studios Tour. DEADLINE TO APPLY is May 14, 2023 (11:59 pm). Here is the link to the 2023 CALL FOR ENTRY. The Tour is an excellent opportunity for artists to sell art, register people for the classes and workshops they teach, and to develop relationships with patrons that will last for years.  


There is ONE call for entry for BOTH the 2023 Open Studios Tour, Saturdays and Sundays, October 7 - 22, AND for the 2023 - 2024 Membership Year. All applications will be scored by our 2023 call-for-entry jurors (see list of jurors and links to their bios below). Each artist's composite jury scores are used to determine whether they will receive invitations to participate in the Open Studios Tour and the Open Studios Membership program. Approximately 175 artists who receive the highest scores by our jurors, will receive invitations to participate in the Open Studios Tour. An unlimited number of artists may be invited to participate as Open Studios Members. All Open Studios TOUR ARTISTS are also Members of Open Studios and may take advantage of our Membership Program. To learn more about Membership benefits, press HERE. To receive information about future calls for entry, and all of our Activities for Artists, click HERE. 


Artists' applications are scored on the following four criteria:


  1. The extent to which the artist's images demonstrate a technical proficiency with the medium (skillfulness in handling the medium and ability in composition and design).

  2. The extent to which the artist's images reflect an individual style and personal vision or voice (unique works reflecting originality, visual interest, impact and emotional response).

  3. The consistency in the body of work presented (do all images look like they were created by the same artist?).

  4. The overall quality of the work presented.


Artists must present artwork for review that has been completed on or after January 1, 2021. You are required to provide the date of creation for your submitted artworks. Artwork produced before January 1, 2021 will not be considered by our jurors.


Open Studios 2023 Call for Entry Application Jurors


  • Richard Saxton, Associate Professor, Art and Art History, University of Colorado, Boulder. Sculpture & Post-Studio Practice. Learn more about Richard Saxton HERE.

  • Todd Edward Herman, Visual Artist and Curator, Founding Director of East Window Gallery and Co-founder of Sins Invalid. Learn more about Todd Edward Herman HERE.

  • John Taft, Fine Artist. Learn more about John Taft HERE.

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