Call to Artists
Artists in the metropolitan Tucson area are invited to open their studios to the public for two days, Saturday and Sunday, April 12 and 13, 2014, from 11:00 am until 5:00 pm.
The Tucson Artists' Open Studios is an opportunity to show and sell your work. The registration fee is $40. To participate, sign up and open your studio during the designated hours on the tour days. Interact with members of the public who stop in. Show works in progress or give demonstrations. Explain your creative process and answer questions. Some artists offer snacks to visitors. Most of all, have fun!
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Tucson Artists'
Tucson artists have traditionally invited the public into their
studios twice a year as part of an open studio tour event. For
ninth year in a row, no formal arts organization is coordinating
the Spring Open Studios, so this is an artist-initiated event. It will be promoted to the extent of the funds raised.
My studio isn't conveniently located. Is there a downtown place I can set up for the weekend?
Yes. Space is available at the Steinfeld Warehouse for folks who want to set up an exhibit (and demo, if it's practical). 101 W 6th St, in the heart of the Warehouse Arts District. You will need to be present with your work during the open studios. Contact David Aguirre for more info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
How can I help?
Spread the word. This is a community event, so help us spread the word to your artist friends, especially those in your neck of the woods. Clusters of open studios attract visitors to your area. Support your local art community by helping us reach those artists who may not be on our email list yet.
Help with fundraising. If you know
of a business or organization that would be willing to contribute
to the Tucson Artists' Open Studios, please let
us know via email. Zócalo will be offering advertising to businesses and artists in the April issue.
Help promote the Tucson Artists' Open Studios. Visit the artist resources page for downloadable postcards, flyers, and signs to help you get the word out to your own friends, family, customers, patrons, mailling lists, etc.