Visit artists’ studios, glimpse the creative process, and purchase work directly from local artists over two weekends in June during East Bay Open Studios.
The event is a great opportunity for artists and art collectors to connect one-on-one with one another in interesting and inspiring environments.
2018 East Bay Open Studios
June 2-3 and 9-10, 2018 | 11 am to 6 pm
All over East Bay
The Annual East Bay Open Studios Event has been an ongoing tradition in the San Francisco Bay Area for over 40 years. Open Studios are free self-guided tours of artist studios and exhibition spaces.
The art-loving, art-buying public enjoys one-on-one interactions with the artists and artisans and have the opportunity to learn about what inspires the artists, connect with the artists one-on-one and purchase art directly from the artists.
Artist venues can range from gallery settings, art studios, home studios, outdoor venues and other alternative exhibition spaces. Many artists serve refreshments, some give live demonstrations and some may even have live music.
Printed guidebooks and online artist directories guide visitors to the artist studios and exhibition spaces around the entire East Bay where the participating artists show. During the event, there are street signs directing you to artist locations.
> View the Artist Directory
Since 1979, East Bay Open Studios has been the largest art event in the East Bay, spanning over 14 cities and two counties, drawing over 60,000 studio visitors over two weekends in June every year.