Silicon Valley Open Studios

Connecting artists to art enthusiasts

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

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Information for Artists


To our artists,

We know that many of you depend on Open Studios for a significant portion of your revenue, and we are making every effort to ensure you have an opportunity to show this year. We will keep you updated on our plans as they develop, and you may hear from us looking for your ideas and feedback. There will come a point when small gatherings will not be prohibited. At that point, you will be able to decide whether to exhibit or not, and we plan to provide you with some options and a way to update your dates and locations as necessary. We will be providing visitors with updates via email and the website. And this year, we will be emphasizing the use of our online directory and search tools to make it easy for visitors to have the most current information about schedules, open sites and exhibiting artists. Meanwhile, stay well, stay tuned, and let us know if you have any questions.

Stephen Toll
Executive Director

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 - May 2th - 3th

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 17th - 18th

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

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.
  • 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.


  • Register Online Here >>
  • Or 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

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

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.

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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.