Open Studio Tours

Engaging with Local Artists

Open Studio Tours invites Tucson and Pima County’s artists to share their craft, processes, and works with visitors both in-person and online. Open studio tours are a free-of-charge experience where art lovers can meet working artists in their studio spaces.

Galeria Mitotera, Open Studio Tours, 2021. Photo by Samir Meziab

Showcasing local artists in-person and  online

  • Last year, a total of 152 artists are represented from a diverse range of artistic mediums, disciplines, techniques and backgrounds!
  • Check out each listing to discover more about each artist through images, videos, and text.
  • Connect directly with local artists and purchase their incredible art.

How are artists are participating in Open Studio Tours?

  • Uploading Zoom recordings
  • Live Zoom scheduled meetings
  • In person studio visits
  • Artist collective studio visits (self-organized between multiple artists)

 Open Studio Tours (OST) is one of the largest self-guided showcases of artist studios and creative work spaces in the region running for over 10 years. Throughout its history, OST has allowed Tucson and Pima County’s artists to invite visitors into their studios/workspaces, free-of-charge, so they can directly engage with the working artists, see where art is created, and learn more about their artistic processes.

Artists can upload descriptions, pictures and video of their artworks and creative workspaces and have the opportunity to host In Person or Virtual Studio Tours during the event dates. By browsing the individual Artist Pages, visitors can still learn about and engage with artists, visit studios/workspaces, and purchase art directly from local artists in Southern Arizona.

Among the Arts Foundation’s overarching goals is the aim to advance artistic expression, civic participation, and the equitable economic growth of our diverse community by supporting artists with opportunities beyond funding in order to meet a need identified by community members. Open Studio Tours helps the Arts Foundation fulfill these aspects of our goals by supporting increased professional and marketing development for artists, helping to increase the financial sustainability of working artists beyond our traditional grant-making, and increasing the participation of artists with the broader community.

Open Studio Tours Attendee FAQs

What is the purpose of Open Studio Tours?
Open Studio Tours Online allows Southern Arizona’s artists to in person/virtually invite visitors into their studios and creative workspaces, free-of-charge, so they can directly engage with the working artists, see where art is created, and learn more about their artistic processes.
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.
Will there be in-person studio tours?

Yes, The Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona and Open Studio Tours are supporting in-person and online studio/workspace tours in 2023 and beyond.

 

Attention Artists in Southern Arizona!

Are you interested in opening up your studio and sharing your process with Arts Foundation’s Open Studio Tours?

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