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Connecting Artists with Art Lovers

Silicon Valley Open Studios is an event that encourages a close personal relationship between artists and art enthusiasts.

Our mission is to educate artists about the business of art, help promote their art business, provide guidance for emerging artists, and to create an easy, educational, and enjoyable art-buying experience for the art enthusiast.

2016 Open Studio Dates - 11am to 5pm

WEEKEND 1: Southern Area - May 7th - 8th

Campbell, Cupertino, Gilroy, Los Gatos, Milpitas, Monte Sereno, Morgan Hill, San Jose, and Saratoga

WEEKEND 2: Northern Area - May 14th - 15th

Atherton, Belmont, Burlingame, East Palo Alto, Foster City, Hillsborough, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Menlo Park, Palo Alto, Portola Valley, Redwood City, San Carlos, San Mateo, Stanford, and Woodside

WEEKEND 3: Central Area/Pacific Coast - May 21st - 22nd

East Palo Alto, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Santa Clara, Stanford, Sunnyvale, El Granada, Half Moon Bay, Miramar, Montara, Moss Beach, and Pacifica.

Registration is Now Open

How to register

  • Download the registration form at the right.
  • Fill out this form on your computer or print it and fill it out manually.
  • Print a copy to be sure it's filled out properly.
  • Be sure to save a copy of the filled-out form for yourself.
  • Registrations must be postmarked by December 31, 2015
  • Include a CD or USB stick with three jpg images of your best work and your artist's statement. Include a stamped, addressed envelope if you want the USB stick returned.
  • Mail the registration with your check to the following address:
    • Silicon Valley Visual Arts, Inc
    • Attn. SVOS Registration
    • P.O. Box 111000
    • Campbell, CA 95011-1000

Register as a Group

Recruit your artist friends and save some money. If you submit 5 or more registrations together in the same envelope, the fee is only $165 per artist. Here are the guidelines to take advantage of this offer:

  • Submit 5 or more completed applications in the same envelope
  • Each artist must pay the registration fee of $165 or $145 if they are a senior (65 or older)
  • You don't have to show together, just register together.
  • The fee applies for one or more weekends at the same or at different locations.
  • Please include a separate CD or USB stick with images and statement for each artist.

Benefits of SVOS

Click here to read the benefits of participating in Silicon Valley Open Studios.

About Group Sites

Join Our Group to Find a Group

Join our Yahoo Groups to help organize your own group. There is no cost to join the Yahoo SVOS Group for Artists and you are not obligated to register for Silicon Valley Open Studios. Click on the Purple button at the left to join. You need to have a Yahoo account to use this. Once in the group, you can post a message for everyone about what kind of artist you are looking for and how to contact you. You can also use this to post questions about Silicon Valley Open Studios.

If you're an artist looking for a group, then post a short description about yourself and the type of artwork you do. If you have a geographic preference, mention that also.

If You're an Artist Looking for a Site:

If you're a single artist and haven't found a site, SVOS can assign you to a site or introduce you to an artist who is hosting others. But register early as these sites fill up very quickly. Send your request via e-mail to registration at and tell us a little bit about your art.

If You're an Artist Willing to Host:

If you would like to host other artists at your site, SVOS can assign other artists looking for a place. Send us an e-mail to registration at and describe a little bit about your site, how many artists you want, and what kind of artwork you're looking for if you have a preference. We will introduce you to artists and let you make the final invitation.

SVOS University

If you are new to Silicon Valley Open Studios and do nothing else, attending SVOS University is the most important thing you can do to help ensure your success during this event. Silicon Valley Open Studios is pleased to announce an expanded schedule of exciting seminars to help you build your art career.

Presented by veteran artists

SVOS University is a series of seminars to help you get the most out of your participation in Silicon Valley Open Studios. This is presented by a group of veteran artists and marketing professionals who have developed successful techniques for promoting and selling their art.


If you are participating in SVOS for the first time, or if you'd like to learn more about how other artists promote themselves, SVOS University is an excellent place to learn how to optimize your open studio experience.

Some of the sessions require a $20 cover charge at the door but others after January 2015 are free to artists who are registered for Silicon Valley Open Studios 2015.


Learn more about SVOS University here


Add Your Name to Our List

We use this list to tell you about coming art events that we sponsor or places where you can view the artwork of Silicon Valley Open Studios artists.

Use Our Logo


You can use our logo in your SVOS promotional material. But before you do, please click here to read the guidelines for using our logo.

Image Guidelines

For some great tips about preparing your images click here to read our Image Guidelines page

Artist Statement Guidelines

For guidelines about writing a great artist statement, click here to get more information.