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The Center For The Arts Presents Open Studios 2020 – Artist Applications Open Nevada County West

  • 2020 Artist Applications open on March 2, 2020
  • 2020 Tour: October 10 – 11 & 17 – 18 | 10AM – 5PM
  • Opening Reception: October 8 | 5PM – 7PM
at Granucci Gallery

  • FREE, self-guided art tour of Nevada County’s western region. 
  • 75+ Artists | 15 Galleries & Group Studios




What is Open Studios?


2019 marked the 24th year of this annual event featuring the incredibly diverse variety of artists in Nevada County’s Western Region. Every October, hundreds of local artists open up their studios and galleries during the second and third weekends so that you can see where art is made, displayed, and appreciated.

The tour features a multitude of classic and contemporary art for every taste and hosts sculptors, printmakers, photographers, painters, jewelers, illustrators, woodworkers, designers, and much more! This tour is a wonderful opportunity to meet the artists, view new pieces and works in process, watch live demonstrations, learn about their processes from conception to completion, and buy original art in a wide range of mediums and methods! 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 Lynn & Camille Kerby Lobby

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


2020 Artist Applications open on March 2, 2020. 


Download the 2020 Tour Application here:


Applications are due May 1, 2020. All applications can be emailed to openstudios@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. 

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


Stay where the Stars stay! Ask about The Center for the Arts Discounts rates at Gold Miner’s Inn in downtown Grass Valley!