Open Studio Tour

Fall 2017 tours are here!

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

Fall is here; it’s time to ART! 

After a successful Spring tour season, 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!


2017 Fall Open Studio Tour dates


The Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona is partnering with the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance (SAACA) to present the Fall Open Studio Tour Season. The tour is supported with grant monies from The Arts Foundation and presented by SAACA.

The Open Studio Tours event will feature geographically focused Southern Arizona Open Studio Tours. The Arts Foundation and SAACA hope that multiple weekends will allow the public more opportunities to participate this Fall:

  • Weekend #1 (North):   September 30 & October 1
    • City and County (North of River Road, Orange Grove and Tanque Verde)
      Oro Valley, Catalina, Oracle, Marana, Casa Adobes, Catalina Foothills, etc.
  • Weekend #2 (South):   October 7 & 8
    • City and County (South of River Road, Orange Grove and Tanque Verde)
      Bisbee, Vail, Rita Ranch, Sahuarita, Tubac, South Tucson, Central Tucson, Downtown

Registration deadline is August 5th

ARTIST Registration:

VENUE Registration:

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, The Arts Foundation has granted SAACA $10,000 to produce the Open Studio Tours event. SAACA’s expertise in presenting these artists and art organizations through community events has made this fall’s tour season a natural collaboration between both agencies.

The partnership between The Arts Foundation and SAACA 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. We look forward to this collective impact continuing to grow as the creative community comes together to collaborate on these types of projects.

“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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