Call to Artists
Artists in the metropolitan Tucson area are invited to open their studios to the public for two weekends, Saturdays and Sundays, May 14 & 15 and 21 & 22, 2016, 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 $55. To participate, sign up and open your studio during the designated hours on the tour days. To make it easy for the public to see as many studios as possible, we strongly encourage you to participate on all four 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' Open Studios started in 2005 as an artist-initiated event to continue the traditional spring open studios. No formal arts organization organizes it, so artist self-promotion is important. The event will be promoted to the extent of the funds raised.
2012 Tucson Artists' Open Studios on KUAT's Arizona Illustrated (video)
My studio isn't conveniently located. Is there a downtown place I can set up for the weekend?
Space is available at the Steinfeld Warehouse. Register here, then contact David Aguirre, DinnerwareArtspace@gmail.com, to secure your space. There will be a $30 donation to the Warehouse Arts Management Organization in support of the Steinfeld Warehouse Project.
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 offer advertising to businesses and artists.
Help promote the Tucson Artists' Open Studios. Visit the artist resources page for ways to help you get the word out to your friends, family, customers, patrons, mailing lists, etc.