OPEN STUDIOS TOUR 2021

THE STUDIO TOUR is our flagship event, created in 1995. The Tour is an exciting 3-weekends in October 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.

 

This year, create your own Tour of Artists' Studios on the date of your choice - Oct 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, noon to 5 pm. Use the Artist Catalog to start lining up the studios you would like to visit. Click "Tour Artists" and other filters to narrow down your choices. Browse various Artist Pages to learn more about them, their art and location. Use the interactive Map of Studios as another way to locate the artists you want to visit during the Tour. Tour Artist online listings include their Studio Number and their Open Weekends, and their studios will be marked with yellow Open Studios Tour yard signs. Note, not all Tour Artists are open all three weekends. Use this Directory to find out which weekends each Artist is open.

The 2021 TOUR PREVIEW EXHIBIT at The Museum of Boulder (Broadway and Pine St) will feature one piece from each Tour Artist, and is another great way to plan who you want to visit on your Tour. The Museum is open every day 9 - 5 except for Tuesdays. Open until 8 pm on Wednesdays. 

The 2021 printed STUDIO TOUR MAP will also be available Friday, Oct 1! Pick one up at the POP! Gallery (1200 Pearl St), the Museum of Boulder or the Boulder Chamber of Commerce.

 

Our Covid Policy: Masks Required

Open Studios asks for your cooperation to maintain the safety of participating artists who are inviting you into their art-making spaces for the Studio Tour. Please respect them by wearing a mask indoors and maintaining social distance indoors and outdoors. Some artists may also request that non-vaccinated patrons respect posted signs asking them not to enter indoor studio areas. We are following Boulder County Public Health Department Policy, which adheres to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) comprehensive data tracking system to determine transmission levels. Boulder County is currently in a period of high transmission. Masks are required in indoor spaces during periods of substantial and high transmission. Thank you for helping keep our community and yours safe and healthy!

 

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. 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. The next application cycle will begin in May, 2022.

 

Questions? Contact us at info@openstudios.org

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.

Click to download a pdf of the printed Tour Map & Index. 

 
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