Open Studio Art Tour
Open studios is an art tour designed for the public to visit the studios of artists. Visitors get a feel for the creative process as well as purchase art directly from the artists instead of going through a gallery or website. It is the direct dissemination of Art. This event had always drawn me to visit the studios of other artist, until I applied and became a participant myself. Now the event means showing my studio and I enjoy that aspect as well.
I will be a part of Open Studios this year 2018. My shop is pretty easy to find on the contacts page of this website.
The South County portion of the tour (my location) will take place on October 1st and 2nd. My shop will be open from 11am to 5pm both Saturday and Sunday. I am also planning on doing encore weekend.
If you want more information about Open Studios please check out their website. It is very comprehensive.
Art and Chocolate Art Tour
Art and Chocolate Art Tour was canceled last year (2015) due to health issues with the two main organizers of the event. That was OK with me since I also had health issues.
I am not sure if the Art and Chocolate Tour will be held this year or not. It is still up in the air but at least I will be participating in the Open Studios Art Tour this year. Please come join me in early October for that event.
Here is a link if you would like to check out the tour from the previous years. The artist Maggie Hellmann hosted all the information for Art and Chocolate Santa Cruz on her website. She is one of the main organizers of the event.