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Presents 2018 Open Studios Tour – Call to Artists

Application Deadline is Saturday, June 30

The Center for the Arts presents the Annual Fall Colors Open Studios Tour of Western Nevada County on Saturdays and Sundays, October 13, 14, 20 & 21. Featuring over 40 studios and galleries exhibiting over 70 artists local to Nevada County. Over the course of two weekends, these artists will be opening their workspaces for the public to enter and view how their work is created. The tour features a free printed guide booklet, studio demos and much more.


Members of The Center for the Arts or Nevada County Arts receive discounted pricing.

•  ARTIST – $165/$185 Member/Non-Member
•  GALLERY OR STOREFRONT – $200/$225 Member/Non-Member

•  Listing in Fall Colors Open Studios Guide (includes image, studio address, website and contact information)
•  Preview Exhibition at The Center for the Arts
•  Radio and print advertising in Nevada County, Sacramento, and Bay Area
•  Online marketing campaign through website, email and Facebook
•  Posters & postcards for your own distribution

•  All artists are required to participate Opening Weekend. Closing weekend is optional  (however, all studios are encouraged to participate both weekends).
•  Artists must provide a piece for the Preview Exhibit and agree to pay the 30% gallery fee to
The Center for the Arts (covers costs of administration sales coordination of sold work).
•  Studio locations are to remain open from 10:00AM – 5:00PM on listed days.

Application Deadline: Friday, June 30, 2017
Click HERE to apply online

•  Completed Application Form
•  Digital Images
Artists participating in this year’s event can pick up promotional materials at The Center for the Arts after confirmation of placement on tour and paid required fees.

Upon acceptance, you will be notified by the Center by July 30.  We will take payments July 31-August 14.

Apply for the 2018 Fall Colors Open Studios & Art Tour TODAY!

April 30 – Applications Open
June 30 – Application Deadline
July 20 – Notify Artists/Ask for payments
July 23 – Begin FB Posts of PAID Artists
August 3 – Payment Deadline
August 27 – Order Studio Guides
October 5 – Installation
October 9 – Exhibition Opens
October 11 – Opening Reception
October 13, 14, 20 & 21 – Open Studios Tour
October 25 – Deinstallation

For more information contact openstudios@thecenterforthearts.org or 530.274.8384 ext 19.