Call for Artists: Sac Open Studios
Posted: Feb 25, 2020
Verge Center for the Arts is excited to announce a call for local artists to participate in the 15th Annual Sac Open Studios, the region’s oldest, largest and most prestigious artist studio tour program that celebrates artists and makers across the Sacramento region.
In 2019, a record 250 local artists participated in Sac Open Studios. This year, organizers are actively working to present the most diverse and inclusive self-guided tour possible by retaining existing artists and attracting new participating artists as well. The artist studio tour is designed to showcase emerging and established artists and studios in Sacramento County and the City of West Sacramento. Throughout the two weekends in September, the community is encouraged to take self-guided tours and/or participate in special exhibitions, events, workshops, performances and parties where they can meet local artists, see art in action and gain new appreciation for the creativity of talented local artists. Additionally, this unique event provides an opportunity for interested community members to see works of art and many studios that are not normally available for public viewing.
A variety of valuable benefits are available to local artists who register that include (but are not limited to) the following: having studio information and artwork printed in the always-popular Sac Open Studios guide that is distributed to more than 500 locations, eligibility to include artwork in the Preview Exhibition held at Verge Center for the Arts, artist workshop and how-to information.
-Open March 1-May 15, 2020
Sac Open Studios Launch Party:
-September 10 at Verge Center for the Arts
Sac Open Studio Dates:
-September 12-13 (Studios west of Business 80/Highway 99)
-September 19-20 (Studios east of Business 80/Highway 99 plus all of Elk Grove and areas south of Elk Grove regardless of the which side of the freeway they are situated)
Verge Members $99
*Verge members who sign up during the month of March will also be entered into a drawing to win a $300 gift card to Blick Art Materials.
A unique collaboration between Verge Center for the Arts, local artists, arts organizations, schools and colleges, and local businesses, Sac Open Studios is generously sponsored by the following: Blick Art Materials, Mondavi Center, Phillip M. Cunningham, Warehouse Artist Lofts (WAL), Inside Sacramento and Sacramento365.com. Additional support is provided by the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission (SMAC), City of Sacramento and the County of Sacramento Board of Supervisors.