Santa Barbara Studio Artists’ Open Studio Tour 2017

People in art gallery

Labor Day weekend isn’t just for cookouts on the beach. The Santa Barbara Studio Artists’ Open Studio Tour has become a staple of the holiday weekend for locals and visitors alike. Artists and art enthusiasts come together for this 3-day, juried art studio open house that allows you to explore over 45 private studios. See what it’s all about!


Art on Parade


While there are plenty of galleries that one can visit most days of the week, this event allows the public to peek into the private studios of world-renowned artists. This opportunity to explore Santa Barbara from an insider’s perspective doesn’t happen every day. On September 2-5, from 11am-5pm on Saturday and Sunday then from 11am-2pm on Monday, is your chance to get up close and personal with many artists’ creative processes and inspiration.


Artists of all media and instruction are represented in this diverse lineup. Members are professional artists who have been carefully selected for the weekend and are master craftspeople. Having the opportunity to view and purchase art directly at the source is a unique aspect of the Open Studio Tour that breaks down the barrier between studios and the public.


While not all of the studios are in the city of Santa Barbara, that’s half the fun! This self-guided driving tour of the greater Santa Barbara area includes studios in Montecito, Hope Ranch, Goleta, and Buellton. Take a look at the impressive lineup for the 2017 Open Studio Tour in this interactive, printable brochure!


Tickets: What’s Included


Aside from being admitted into all participating studios, ticket holders are also invited to the opening reception on September 1 at 10 West Gallery in Downtown Santa Barbara from 5pm-8pm. It will feature a preview of the weekend with pieces from each participating artist.


$20 tickets can be purchased in advance here but they will also be available at 10 West Gallery and Corridan Gallery. If you plan to purchase tickets online, be sure that you exchange your online ticket for a physical brochure and map before or during the Friday night opening reception at 10 West Gallery. Parking for the opening reception is available Downtown and street parking is available at each artists’ respective studios.


This Labor Day, take a stroll off the beaten path and explore the world-class art that the greater Santa Barbara area has to offer!



Santa Barbara Studio Artists’ Open Studio Tour 2017

Where: Greater Santa Barbara Area

When: September 1, 5pm-8pm; September 2 & 3, 11am-5pm; September 4, 11am-2pm

Admission: $20, advance tickets here



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