2024 Open Studio Tours 

Open Your Studio

Show Your Space and Sell Your Work

Open Studio Tours (OST) is an annual event where artists open their studio doors to the public both in-person and virtually. This three-day event showcases our community’s vibrant creativity and fosters deeper connections between artists, art enthusiasts and the general public who visit their studios.

This intimate engagement provides artists with the opportunity to showcase and sell their artwork without incurring application fees or commissions. OST promotes local talent and supports the growth of our creative economy by eliminating barriers of engagement between artists and potential buyers.  

Program Details

Registration Opens: Wednesday, July 10, 2024

Registration Closes: Tuesday, September 10, 2024
Event Dates: November 8-10, 2024
Managed by: Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona. 

Eligibility:

  • Host an In-person Studio Tour: Open to artists, galleries, and collectives located in the greater Tucson area.
  • Host a Virtual Studio Tour: Open to Artists hosting a virtual online studio tour in Southern Arizona.

Past OST Artists

Artists - Open Studio Tours 2023

Explore the profiles of artists that participated in Open Studio Tours 2023.

Open Studio Tours Registration Support

Need assistance with your 2024 OST registration? Have questions about Open Studio Tours? We’re happy to help. Send us an email, give us a call, or schedule an online meeting.

Contact
David Gaxiola, Program Coordinator
(520) 624 – 0595 ext. 6
david@artsfoundtucson.org

2024 OST Participant FAQ

Eligibility  

I don’t have a studio. Can I still participate?

Yes, you can still participate. A studio can be any space where you create, such as a garage, backyard, living room, etc. We also suggest finding a gallery or collective space where you can showcase your work.  

Who can register to participate?

Any artist aged 18 or older with a studio in the greater Tucson area can register to participate. Additionally, artists within the Arts Foundation’s service region can participate virtually. Galleries and collectives are also welcomed.

Is there a registration fee?

No, there is no registration fee to participate in the Open Studio Tours. 

Submitting the Registration

How long will this program accept registrations?

All online registrations will remain open and available for submission until 11:59 P.M. Arizona time, on the deadline date published in the guidelines. We recommend that you complete your online registration materials well in advance of the deadline. The sooner you complete your registration the sooner your Open Studio Tours event(s) will be live on our website.

If I start an online registration through the Arts Foundation’s Submittable, can I save it and submit later?

Yes, Submittable has a “Save Draft” function to save and complete the registration at a later time. It is advised that you save your registration throughout the registration process to ensure that data is not lost by refreshing the page. 

Will I receive confirmation that my registration was received?

Yes, you will receive a submission confirmation to the email associated with your Submittable account if we successfully received your registration. 

Event Promotion and Attendance

Will my registration information be published?

Not all sections of your registration will be published. Please refer to each question in the registration for specific details on what will be made public.

How will the event be promoted?

The Open Studio Tours will be promoted through various channels, including social media, local media, newspapers and our website. Artists may also be asked to participate in promotional activities. 

Does it cost anything to attend Open Studio Tours?

Open Studio Tours is free to attend! We encourage attendees to consider purchasing artwork to support local artists. 

Preparation and Participation

What should I prepare for the Open Studio Tours?

Ensure your studio is clean and organized, have a selection of artworks ready for display, and be prepared to discuss your artistic process and works with visitors. 

Can I collaborate with other artists for a shared studio space?

Yes, collaborations are encouraged!

If you share a studio space with other artists, please mention this in your application, specifically in your Event Description (Section Three – Question 2). We recommend that each artist apply individually to create their own profile and gain more visibility.  

Are there any promotional materials provided to artists?

Yes, the Arts Foundation will provide promotional materials, including posters, flyers, and digital assets to help you promote your participation in the event. 

Get Noticed Year-Round

The Arts Directory showcases the artists and arts organizations who create the arts community in Tucson and Southern Arizona. Explore their profiles and connect with your local artists. Plus, you can link your 2024 OST events to your profile for more visibility.

Arts Directory artist Mata Ruda (aka Karlito Miller Espinosa).

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