Open Studio Tour

Fall 2018 tours are coming!

Plan your next arts adventure by exploring over 200 artists’ studios throughout Tucson and Southern Arizona. 

Fall is coming; it’s almost time to ART! 

Our local artists are gearing up for Fall. Below is all the information you need whether you are an artist looking to participate or an art lover anticipating this upcoming tour!


2018 Fall Open Studio Tour dates

The Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona will soon be releasing a Request for Proposals (RFP) to solicit an event organizer for the fall 2018 Open Studio Tours. The announcement will be in News & Opps and linked on our website under “Opportunities”.

The Fall Open Studio Tour in Southern Arizona is one of the largest, self-guided tours of artist studios and creative work spaces in the region. The mission is to support and promote local artists who work and exhibit in Southern Arizona. Visitors are invited into the artists’ studios free of charge, to engage directly with their work and learn more about their artistic process.

As a funding agency, The Arts Foundation seeks to find and fund the best artists and/or art organizations for projects that will continue to highlight and enrich Tucson and Southern Arizona’s sense of place and culture. As  a result, Arts Foundation will contract with a vendor to produce the Open Studio Tours event.

The partnership between Arts Foundation and the vendor will support and advance the Open Studio Tours throughout the Tucson and Southern Arizona region, and provide resources for hundreds of local artists to showcase, develop, and promote their original artwork in the community.

“Artists can have greater access to reality; they can see patterns and details and connections that other people, distracted by the blur of life, might miss. Just sharing that truth can be a very powerful thing.”

— Jay Z, Decoded



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