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

Preparing Your Studio for SVOS

Date & Time:

Wednesday, April 3, and April 17, 2019
7:00 pm until 9:00 pm


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

Program Description:

These two identical sessions are the final sessions in SVOS University, but they cover some of the most important topics. If this is your first or second year, then attending one of these sessions is one of the best ways to learn how to arrange your art and your studio and prepare for the weekend. This session will include a lively, interactive panel discussion with veteran SVOS artists. These successful open studios artists will share the tips and ideas that they have found most effective over the years.

Topics for this session:

  • How should you prepare your studio?
  • What to do in advance, the day before, and the day of open studios?
  • When to send announcements?
  • How to manage signs and parking?
  • How much food, snacks and drinks should you put out? And what kind?
  • Business license, sales tax, and sellers permit
  • What kind of demonstrations should you do?
  • What’s the best way to display prices?
  • How to take payments?
  • How to deal with visitors? How to make them feel comfortable and get them to sign your guest book?

This session is free if you are registered for SVOS 2019 and $30 for others.

There are only 14 days until Silicon Valley Open Studios begins..

You don't need a ticket - it's Free!

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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.

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

The 2019 Directory

Download here.
This is a 30MB file.