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.


  • 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: Introduction to SVOS

What you need to learn if you've never been in Silicon Valley Open Studios Before

This is the seminar to tell all about Silicon Valley Open Studios. In this free seminar for interested artists we will cover topics such as:

  • When, where, and what is Silicon Valley Open Studios?
  • What can you expect from your participation?
  • All about SVOS University and how that can help prepare you for success
  • How to register for Silicon Valley Open Studios
  • Introducting our new, online registration system

About SVOS University

SVOS University is a series of seminars about various aspects of Silicon Valley Open Studios that serves to set your expectation about what to expect and how to have the very best experience from your participation. Most of the sessions are free to registered participants for the coming SVOS tour. The various sessions cover topics such as:

  • Introduction to SVOS - Wednesday Nov. 7
  • Tips for Taking Great Photos of Your Artwork
  • Protecting Yourself and Your Artwork Online - Wednesday, Nov 28

See the entire SVOS University program here

Karen Druker

Portrait of an Artist:
Karen Druker

By Apala G. Egan

“We need things that are beautiful. Art brings grace to our environment and enhances our lives,” says Karen Druker. “Art brings me happiness, joy and excitement.”

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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