Open Studios Kick Off Party & Preview Exhibition!

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Join us for our Open Studios Kick Off Party from 6:30-8:30 PM on Friday, March 22nd at the ARTspace ANNEX, 217 Fifth St. in Hollister, for a sneak peak of artwork from all 48 artists on this year’s Open Studios Art Tour. The Kick Off Party is an opportunity for the community to view the artwork, enjoy food and drinks and celebrate this year’s group of talented, dynamic artists. This event is free and open to the public.


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 Touron Saturday & Sunday, April 13th& 14thfrom 10 AM- 4 PM. This year’s tour features 48 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.

A map of the artists’ studios & the artist directory can be downloaded HERE. Maps are also available at ARTspace at 240 Fifth St. in Downtown Hollister, at the San Benito County Chamber of Commerce, and at the San Juan Bakery. Please call 831.636.2787 or email for more information.

Here is a full list of the participating artists: Aaron Graves, Alexan Cerna, Allison Barnes, Andrea McCann, Brande Barrett, Christine West, Cindy Blanton, Cindy Couling, Claudia Harden, Darlene Brenneise, Diedre Kmetovic, Dodie Davis, Dustin Kinsley, Dylan Sandstrom, Gayle Sleznick, Georgesse Gomez, Jane Rekedal, Jessica Slater, John Robrock, Kathleen Sheridan, Kathy Ohannesian, Kati Damore, Kelly Anderson, Kent Child, Laurie Tholen, Leslie Rootsaert, Linda Bjornson, Linda Jan Wynne, Louise Roy, Kirti Bassendine, Margie Minogue, Marie Cloughesy, Michaela Graves, Mike Self, Pamela Marshall, Phil Leonard, Reba Oswald, Rhoda Bloom, Ruth Knauff, Sally Diggory, SanDee Adams, Sophie Lastra, Susan Hamilton, Susan Worley, Sylas Jumper, Sylvia Rios, Trudi Burney, and Wyatt Oswald.

Open Studios Art Tour 2019 is sponsored by: California Arts Council, Aromas Hills Artisans, Gayle Sleznick, Georgesse Gomez, Jane Rekedal Pottery, Sally Street Studios, San Benito Bene, and Syrarium Studios.

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