Open Studio Tour



OST Artists Update

The Open Studio Tour (OST) is a direct manifestation of TPAC’s mission to foster artistic expression, civic participation and the economic growth of our diverse community by supporting, promoting, and advocating for arts and culture. This year the Tour will take place on the weekend of November 8th and 9th.

TPAC is committed to delivering a high-quality OST program to you and our community of art lovers without increasing artist fees, despite recent funding and staffing cuts.*

To achieve this end, TPAC will move to a fully online model that includes registration and payment, an artist directory, artist resources, printable map options for the public and a mobile OST app.

Transitioning to a virtual model is a smart step not only for TPAC but for artists:

  • An online directory puts your artwork in front of a global audience with a few clicks for one full year.
  • For many artists the online registration process builds the digital submission skills needed to apply for a multitude of artist opportunities.
  • The online environment also gives artists greater access to resources, so that artists can find and share technical assistance and ideas for creating a great Tour event.
  • Technology can guide art lovers across a virtual path to your studio year round, with the use of a computer, ipod, ipad, android or cell phone—at any time.
  • Online directory links can be included in all social and print media promotions offering immediate access and building audiences for your work.

The leap to a fully virtual tour will allow TPAC to continue to offer OST to our community and make participation affordable to our artists. We hope we can count on your dedication in support of arts education and our art community during this transition. We look forward to your participation for a successful launch of OST 2014.

We will be posting our full program and registration in early August with registration now possible into September. The tour dates are set for NOVEMBER 8 and 9.

For questions, contact Sally Krommes, Public Projects Manager and Public Art Coordinator, at



2014 Open Studio Tour Weekend

Saturday, Nov. 8th,  & Sunday, Nov. 9th , 11 AM – 5 PM

 Now in its 27th year, the Open Studio Tour (OST) draws about 10,000 visitors each year to over 200 artists’ studios throughout Tucson and Pima County. This free signature Tucson event gives artists the chance to expose their work to a large public and visitors the chance to view an amazing spectrum of artistic media and styles. Visitors guide themselves during the free Tour with the help of full-color Artist Directories, distributed in select locations throughout the Tucson metropolitan region.

The Open Studio Tour is coordinated by the Tucson Pima Arts Council, with support from the City of Tucson, Pima County, Arizona Commission on the Arts and regional sponsors.


2013 Open Studio Tour

The 2013 Open Studio Tour was made possible with the generous support of our Sponsors: