Connecting artists to art enthusiasts



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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 Register for SVOS


SVOS is not a juried event, but you will need the following items to be accepted so it's best to have these ready before you begin:

  • A body of recent, original artwork. At least 8 pieces, of your artwork that you wish to present to the public for sale or show.
  • Three jpg images of your recent work included on the CD or Flash drive. If you participated in SVOS in the past we recommend that you use new images every year. Checkout Image Guidelines for help in preparing your images.
  • Your typed artist statement included on the CD or Flash Drive (do not send a hard copy as we cannot retype it). Check our Statement Guidelines for help in preparing your statement.
  • A location whre you will show your art to the public. You may participate in all three weekends for the same fee. There is no additional charge for more weekends. Also, you can choose to show at a different location each weekend. However, you can only have one location for each weekend and you must be present at that location.


  • Download and completely fill out the registration form.
  • Include a CD or Flash drive with your images and your artist's statement.
  • Do not send a paper copy of your statement, we cannot retype those.
  • Registrations that do not include jpg images will be returned.
  • Be sure to indicate where you will show your artwork and what weekends you will participate.
  • Include your check for the correct amount. Registrations without proper payment will be returned.
  • Mail before December 31st to:
    • SVOS Registration
    • PO Box 111000
    • Campbell, CA 95011-1000


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.