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Open Studios Nevada County West 2020 Tour: Call for Artists

The Center For The Arts Presents Open Studios 2020 Nevada County West

  • 2020 Artist Applications due May 1 extended to June 1

  • 2020 Tour: October 10 – 11 & 17 – 18 | 10AM – 5PM
  • Opening Reception: October 8 | 5PM – 7PM
  • FREE, self-guided art tour of Nevada County’s western region. 75+ Artists | 15 Galleries & Group Studios




What is Open Studios?


The Center for the Arts is pleased to present the 25th Open Studios Tour of Nevada Coounty West! This art tour attracts thousands of patrons not only from Nevada County, but from the Bay Area, Sacramento, Placer County, Lake Tahoe and more! We print 4,000 copies of our tour guides and distribute them for FREE. This annual event features a multitude of classic and contemporary art for every taste and hosts sculptors, printmakers, photographers, painters, jewelers, illustrators, woodworkers, designers and much more! Beyond an art sale, Open Studios is a chance to experience first-hand how, where and why art is created.


2020 Tour Dates


Opening Reception: October 8th, 2020 | 5PM – 7PM | The Granucci Gallery and The Kerby Lobby

Open Studios: October 10, 11, 17, & 18, 2020 | 10AM – 5PM


2020 Artist Applications open on March 2, 2020.
Application Deadline: June 1, 2020.

There is a $20 APPLICATION FEE – If accepted on the tour, this will apply towards your tour fee.

Artist Participation Cost
Application Fee $20
Artist (Member) $145
Artist (Non-member) $165
Gallery (Member) $180
Gallery (Non-member) $205


Download the 2020 Tour Application here:


Applications are due June 1, 2020. All applications can be emailed to bfarwell@thecenterforthearts.org, or mailed to The Center for the Arts, c/o Open Studios, 314 W. Main Street, Grass Valley, CA, 95945. Late applications will not be accepted. Application fees can likewise be mailed or pay over the phone by calling 530.274.8384.

2019 Tour Guide


Download the Tour Guide by clicking this image:




For more information please contact Brynn Farwell at:
openstudios@thecenterforthearts.org or 530.274.8384 ext. 208


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