The Stanislaus County Travel and Tourism Roundtable presents the Second Annual Stanislaus County Artists Open Studio Tour Event, to be held on April 14th and 15th from 11am-5pm.
This year’s event features 75 local artists, located at 38 different studios, displaying their various works of art, including watercolors, mixed media works, prints, oil and acrylic paintings, jewelry, sculptures, photography and more.
The event is exceptional to other gallery events, as it allows the public to not only view the artists works, but also gives the audience the experience of entering the artists’ studios and witness where the work is created. Visitors to the studios are also quite likely to see the artists at work during the tour.
The Stanislaus County Travel and Tourism Roundtable initiated the Open Studio Tour Event to bring attention to local original artwork and to showcase the talent of Stanislaus County’s residents.
Last year’s event carried in approximately 600-700 people and displayed 53 artists. This year’s attendance is expected to exceed this amount, as local participation in the event has increased.
For instance, this year the Gallo Center for the Arts in Modesto will be hosting a free admission Preview Show of Artist’s Works on Thursday April 12, from 10am-7pm.
The Artists Open Studio Event admission is $10 per adult and includes a Tour Map. Those under 18 years are admitted free. Purchase of a Tour Map also enters you into a drawing to win an original work of art done by one of the artists listed on the tour map.
Studios included in the Tour Map are located in Modesto, Salida, Oakdale, Turlock, Manteca, and Escalon.
Early purchase of a tour map for the event is encouraged, and can be done so online via PayPal at http://stanislausaos.wordpress.com, or at the following locations:
Modesto Chamber of Commerce
1114 J Street Modesto, CA 95354
(209) 577 5757
Modesto Convention & Visitor’s Bureau
1150 9th St, Modesto CA 95354
Carnegie Arts Center of Turlock
250 N. Broadway, Turlock CA 95380
Turlock Visitor’s Bureau
115 South Golden State Blvd., Turlock CA 95380
918 10th St, Modesto, CA
Central California Art Association
1015 J Street, Modesto CA 95354
Hours: Tues-Fri 11:30am-5pm/Sat 12pm-4pm
Oakdale Chamber of Commerce
590 N. Yosemite Ave. Oakdale
To preview some of the Artists Works for the 2012 Event online, please visit: