Silicon Valley Open Studios

Connecting artists to art enthusiasts


Information for Artists

RESCHEDULED: First Three Weekends in August

The registration system is now open for artists to update their directory listing and schedule for August. Please refer to the June Update email sent to registered artists for details. If you did not receive it, please contact us at to let us know.

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.

2020 Open Studio Dates - 11am to 5pm

These locations are guidelines to promote groupings that will make it easier for art lovers to visit multiple sites efficiently. Artists are not required to show in these areas on the specified weekends. You can show on any weekend in any location, but bear in mind that the majority of artists will be exhibiting in the areas as shown below.

WEEKEND 1: Northern Area - Aug. 1st - 2nd

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 - Aug. 8th - 9th

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

WEEKEND 3: Southern Area - Aug. 15th - 16th

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

SVOS University

If you are new to Silicon Valley Open Studios and do nothing else, attending SVOS University is the most important thing you can do to help ensure your success during this event. Silicon Valley Open Studios is pleased to announce an expanded schedule of exciting seminars to help you build your art career.

Presented by veteran artists

SVOS University is a series of seminars to help you get the most out of your participation in Silicon Valley Open Studios. This is presented by a group of veteran artists and marketing professionals who have developed successful techniques for promoting and selling their art.

If you are participating in SVOS for the first time, or if you'd like to learn more about how other artists promote themselves, SVOS University is an excellent place to learn how to optimize your open studio experience.

Some of the sessions require a $30 cover charge at the door but others after January are free to artists who are registered for Silicon Valley Open Studios 2020

Learn more about SVOS University here


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.

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Use Our Logo


You can use our logo in your SVOS promotional material. But before you do, please click here to read the guidelines for using our logo.

Image Guidelines

For some great tips about preparing your images click here to read our Image Guidelines page

Artist Statement Guidelines

For guidelines about writing a great artist statement, click here to get more information.