Silicon Valley Open Studios

Connecting artists to art enthusiasts


To our extended family of artists and visitors,

In light of current projections for Covid-19 in the Bay Area, Silicon Valley Open Studios 2020 is being postponed from May to the summer or fall, depending on health ordinances in effect. We will be following up with artists and site hosts to determine the best alternate date(s) and will provide updates as soon as available.

If you aren't already on our mailing list and wish to receive these updates as they come out, please enter your email in the mailing list box in the sidebar on this home page.

If you are an exhibiting artist, please also check the Artist Information page.

Stephen Toll
Executive Director

2020 Open Studio Dates - 11am to 5pm

WEEKEND 1: Northern Area and Pacific Coast - May 2nd - 3rd

Atherton, Belmont, Burlingame, Hillsborough, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Menlo Park, Portola Valley, Redwood City, San Bruno, San Carlos, San Mateo, Stanford, South San Francisco, Woodside, El Granada, Half Moon Bay, Miramar, Montara, Moss Beach, and Pacifica

WEEKEND 2: Central Area - May 9th - 10th

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

WEEKEND 3: Southern Area - May 16th - 17th

Campbell, Cupertino, Gilroy, Los Gatos, Milpitas, Monte Sereno, Morgan Hill, San Jose, and Saratoga

SVOS University Schedule for 2019/2020

Please send an email to to save a seat for any of these events. All sessions are 7 - 9pm unless noted otherwise on the SVOSU page.

Thursday, Oct. 3rd – Meet & Greet – Learn about Silicon Valley Open Studios and what your yearly registration fee means to you. Registration for SVOS 2020 begins Oct. 1st and the deadline is Dec. 31st

Thursday, Nov. 7th, 2019 – Need help to register online for SVOS 2020? If you need assistance to register online, bring your three images on a thumb drive and we will make sure you get registered.

Thursday, Nov. 14th, 2019 – Photographing Your Art: How to do it and Common Errors to Avoid – This is an essential class if you take photos of your artwork. You will learn tips and tricks to produce professional photos.

Thursday, Jan. 9th, 2020 – Protecting Yourself and Your Artwork Online – Tips to spot Email scams, phishing attempts and fake websites to make sure you protect your online presence.

Thursday, Jan. 16th, 2020 – Marketing your work is an art and is vital for you to get your work known. This class shares best practices and gives you a schedule for when to do what.

Thursday, Jan. 30th, 2020 – How Artists Use Social Media – Part 1. Social Media is even more important than ever to communicate with your customers and potential customers. Hear how seasoned artists do it.

Thursday, Feb. 13th, 2020 – How Artists Use Social Media – Part 2. Learn about blogging, Email communications, Twitter and other marketing strategies for getting your name in front of your audience.

Thursday, Mar. 5th, 2020 – Public Relations and its Importance to You. A PR professional will share how to speak with reporters, what they are looking for and how to get coverage of your art.

Class cancelled, PA Art is closed the rest of March. Thursday, Mar. 26th, 2020 – Pricing Your Artwork. Pricing your work is an art and it is critical for your success. Learn from a panel of artists how they price their work and what they consider when doing so.

Class cancelled, PA Art is closed the rest of March. Thursday, Apr. 9th, 2020 – Preparing Your Studio for SVOS – You will hear tips for hosting a successful SVOS – how to show your art, when to send your invitations, and how much food and snacks to provide, plus more.

Class cancelled, PA Art is closed the rest of March. Thursday, April 23rd, 2020 – Preparing Your Studio for SVOS – This class is identical to the one held on April 9th. Join us for one of these essential sessions if you are relatively new to SVOS.

There are only 33 days until Silicon Valley Open Studios begins.

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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 2020

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.

The 2020 Directory

2019 Directory

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