Silicon Valley Open Studios

Connecting artists to art enthusiasts

2019 Open Studio Dates - 11am to 5pm

WEEKEND 1: Northern Area - May 4th - 5th

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

WEEKEND 2: Central Area - May 11th - 12th

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

WEEKEND 3: Southern Area/Pacific Coast - May 18th - 19th

Campbell, Cupertino, Gilroy, Los Gatos, Milpitas, 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.
  • If you want your Flash drive returned, be sure to include a self-addressed, brown, padded shipping envelove with proper postage. White business envelopes cannot protect the drive from damage in the automatic canceling machines.
  • 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 where 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.

Two Ways to Register - Online or Traditional


  • Register online at
  • If you've been part of Silicon Valley Open Studios since 2007, then your name is probably in our database. So, start with "Request Password"
  • Start typing your name in the box and when your name appears on the list, ckick that and then click "Select Artist"
  • Confirm that the system identifies you properly and click "Yes, this is me".
  • A password will be sent to the e-mail that was listed. Use that and your e-mail address to login to the registation area.
  • But, if you're brand new to Silicon Valley Open Studios, then click "Create Account" and follow the instructions to enter your name, contact information, and address.
  • A password will be sent to the e-mail address that you enter as your private e-mail.

Traditional (paper)

  • 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


Marketing Your Open Studio Event

Date & Time:

Wednesday, January 23, 2019
7:00 pm until 9:00 pm


Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto, CA,
Get a map here

Program Description:

If you're new to Silicon Valley Open Studios, this is a session that you do not want to miss. For many artists, there are plenty of courses to learn about creating art, but very few opportunities to learn about how to market that art. SVOS University focuses on teaching artists the business side of art. This session is presented by veteran artists who have been long-time participants in Silicon Valley Open Studios and they have valuable advice and tips on how you can make the most of your experience. Whether you’re a new-comer or a veteran, this course will have valuable ideas to help you become a better art marketer.

Topics for this session

  • Marketing is a year-round project: How to get started
  • Build your database early and keep it clean year-to-year
  • Attract more customers through social media
  • Creatively stage and display your work
  • Labeling your work & portfolio book

Speaker Bios

This session is presented by SVOS veterans, Stephanie Maclean and Christine Oliver, who have been exhibiting with Silicon Valley Open Studios for more than 15 years collectively. They will share marketing tips to help make your SVOS event successful. If you're new to Silicon Valley Open Studios, this is a session that you do not want to miss.

This session is free if you are registered for SVOS 2018 and $25 for others

See the entire SVOS University program here

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Add Your Name to Our List

Enter your e-mail to 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. You will be able to select either the "Artist" or the "Art Lovers" list. If you're new to the area or want to learn more about Silicon Valley Open Studios, then be sure to add your name so we can send you current information about events.

How to Register

Download here.

SVOS On-line Directory

SVOS is pleased to announce the On-line Directory that is always updated with the latest changes and corrections.

  • Automatically updated whenever there is a changes
  • Adapts to your device with 1 to four columns
  • Click on the artist's name or image to see more info about that artist
  • Click this link to see the On-line Directory

Artists Open by Weekend