Connecting artists to art enthusiasts

SILICON VALLEY OPEN STUDIOS

INFORMATION FOR ARTISTS



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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.

2017 Open Studio Dates - 11am to 5pm

WEEKEND 1: Northern Area - May 6th - 7th

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 2: Central Area - May 13th - 14th

East Palo Alto, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Santa Clara, Stanford, Sunnyvale, .

WEEKEND 3: Southern Area/Pacific Coast - May 20th - 21st

Campbell, Cupertino, Gilroy, Los Gatos, Milpitas, Monte Sereno, Morgan Hill, San Jose, and Saratoga, El Granada, Half Moon Bay, Miramar, Montara, Moss Beach, and Pacifica

How to Get Your Stuff

Here are the instructions about when and where you can get the catalogs and yellow signs to use at your open studios site(s).

General Instructions

  • Please select one representative from your site to collect the material for everyone at that site.

  • There are several locations to collect material, the representative can go to any site that is most convenient. You don't need to make an appointment, but please respect the volunteers and only go during the time that they request (See below for time and locations).

  • Unless we hear otherwise, we allocate 10 directories for each artist at your site. We recommend that five copies be reserved for the personal portfolio of each artist and the other five made available for visitors who haven't gotten one yet. You won't need very many for that since we distribute more than 30,000 well ahead of time.

  • Each site is allocated 10 yellow signs. Your site number will stay the same, so please save the signs from year-to-year.

Locations and Pick-up Times

 

Burlingame

1777 California Drive, Peninsula Museum
Wednesday through Sunday
April 13th through 17th, 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
April 20th through 24th, 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
April 27th through 30th, 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Get a map here

 

Palo Alto

1313 Newell Road, SVOS University
Wednesday, April 6th, 6pm to 7pm - back parking lot
Wednesday, April 13th, 6pm to 7pm - back parking lot

Get a map here

 

Palo Alto

668 Ramona Street, Pacific Art League
Tuesday through Friday
April 12th through 15th, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
April 19th through 22nd, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
April 26th through 29th, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Get a map here

 

Palo Alto

3866 El Camino Real, Great American Framing Company
Tuesday through Friday
April 12th through 15th, 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
April 19th through 22nd, 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
April 26th through 29th, 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Get a map here

 

Los Altos

750 Jordan Avenue

Tuesday through Saturday
April 12th through 16th, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
April 19th through 23nd, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
April 26th through 30th, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

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Sunnyvale

950 Kennard Way
Tuesday through Friday
April 12th through 15th, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
April 19th through 22nd, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
April 26th through 39th, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday through Sunday
April 16th and 17th, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
April 23rd and 24th, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
April 30th and May 1st, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Get a map here

 

Los Gatos

36 Pleasant Street
Monday April 11th, 4:00 pm to 6:00pm
Thursday, April 14th, 4:00 pm to 6:00pm
Monday, April 18th, 4:00 pm to 6:00pm
Thrusday, April 21st, 4:00 pm to 6:00pm
Saturday, April 23rd, 4:00 pm to 6:00pm
Thursday, April 28th, 4:00 pm to 6:00pm

Get a map here

 

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

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Image Guidelines

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Artist Statement Guidelines

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