Open Studios Art Tour

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Open Studios Art Tour

Local residents, students and visitors are invited to participate in a self-guided tour of artists’ studios throughout San Benito County during the San Benito County Arts Council’s annual Open Studios Art Tour on Saturday & Sunday, April 14th-15th from 10 AM-4 PM.

This year’s tour features 29 local artists and artisans and showcases works in painting, photography, pottery & ceramics, stained-glass, jewelry and more!  Open Studios is a great way for locals and out of town visitors to meet the artists, view and purchase original works of art, learn more about the processes of art-making and enjoy a scenic tour throughout San Benito County.

Kick Off Party, Friday, March 23rd, 6-8 PM @ the Annex, 217 Fifth St. in downtown Hollister

Open Studios Preview Exhibition, March 3rd-April 6th @ the Annex, 217 Fifth St. in downtown Hollister

Open Studios Art Tour, April 14th-15th, 10 AM-4 PM


During this free, family-friendly event, the Arts Council encourages children to join in the fun. This year, Open Studios Passports are available and include an Art Tour scavenger hunt and artist signature page. Completed Passports will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win free enrollment in a Summer Art Camp.


2018 Open Studios Artists: Allison Barnes, Anastasia Newman, Carol Sheilds, Christine West, Cindy Couling, Claudia Harden, Clay Peer, Dustin Kinsley, Dylan Sandstrom, Eric Tapley, Gayle Sleznick, Jane Rekedal, Judith Ogus, Kathleen Sheridan, Kati Damore, Kent Child, Laurie Tholen, Linda Jan Wynne, Louise Roy, Margie Minogue, Marisa Duran, Michaela Graves, Pati-Hughes-Fudge, Rhoda Bloom, Sally Diggory, SanDee Adams, Susan Worley, Sylas Jumper, and Trudi Burney

Open Studios is made possible by the California Arts Council, Aromas Hills Artisans, Sally Street Studios, Jane Rekedal Pottery, Gayle Sleznick and Andrea McCann.

For more information, please contact the Arts Council at or 831.636.2787.


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