Silicon Valley Open Studios

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Preview Exhibits

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Art Ark Gallery and Saratoga Library will host preview shows displaying works of artists participating in Silicon Valley Open Studios 2017

Get a glimpse of the stunning art that is being created by the talented artists who are a part of this year's Silicon Valley Open Studios. As you gear up to witness the visual smorgasbord created by hundreds of Bay area artists in May, the preview shows to be held in March and April have been designed to give you a preview and a taste of things to come.

These two galleries will play host and give you the chance to sample the diversity in store—think of this as an appetizer! Browse through art in the form of watercolors, acrylics, oil and mixed media paintings, and 3D displays including sculpture, jewelry and ceramics.

Checking out work of various artists and their work in advance, will also help you better plan your tour in May. Select your favorites artists now and bookmark them for the annual tour that every art lover is looking forward to.

The exhibitions to be held at Ark Ark Gallery in San Jose and the Saratoga Library will have different opening and closing times and dates—do take note of them when you're planning to drop by. This year marks the 31st anniversary of SVOS and we're delighted to have the opportunity to present some of the best collections of artwork from Bay area artists to all art lovers, enthusiasts and buyers. Remember that during the Open Studios event in May, you do not need a reservation or an invitation. Just show up, walk in and enjoy!


Mark Your Calendars

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Join us at San Jose's charming Art Ark Gallery during March for a preview of some of the great art that you will see on this year's Silicon Valley Open Studios tour.

About the Exhibition:

Visit the Art Ark Gallery on March 3, to view work samples of nearly 20 artists who will participate in Silicon Valley Open Studios during the first three weekends in May. You will be in for a visual treat—from watercolors to oils, acrylics to mixed media and 3D displays including ceramics and sculptures. Artists are showcasing at least 3-4 pieces of work during the previews, so be prepared to see a wide variety pieces of amazing art all under one roof! This is the time when fresh ideas and new works are being developed and you'll get a view of some of the most innovative and creative pieces that are in the making.

Opening Reception

Block your calendars for the opening reception on Friday, March 3, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

This event is in collaboration with the South First Fridays of San Jose. There will be music and refreshments and you'll also get a chance to meet the artists, discuss their work, techniques, inspiration and their creative process. This is also a great opportunity to purchase some of their pieces!

Location: Art Ark Gallery, 1035 S. 6th St. San Jose, CA 95112

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Closing Reception

We will also have a closing reception on Friday, April 7, 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Other Visiting Hours/Dates

The Art Ark Gallery will be open on the first Friday of each month or by appointment only.


Saratoga Library will showcase a diversity of art through March and April. Drop by to get a preview of what's in store for you during the Silicon Valley Open Studios tour in May!

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About the Exhibition:

Visit the Saratoga Library, between March 7 and March 25 and browse through some gorgeous pieces of art made by Bay area artists. There are both 2D and 3D installations on show during this time and you will get to view paintings, mixed media, ceramics, sculptures and jewelry.

Artists are showcasing at least 3-4 pieces of work, so be prepared to see nearly hundred pieces of amazing art—a great opportunity to view stunning work under one roof!

You can use the opportunity to discover new work and ideas from the various artists and even pick up a few pieces prior to the main event in May.

Location Saratoga Library, 13650 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA 9507

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Visiting Hours/Dates

The exhibition will be open for viewing during daily library hours between March 7-March 25.

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