Monterey County Artists Open Studio Tour

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"Arts Habitat connects and collaborates with artists and arts organizations in Monterey County to foster a dynamic, growing community, while leading the way to a thriving center for the arts at East Garrison.”

The Monterey County Artists Open Studio Tour is an annual, self-guided tour of artist studios and exhibition spaces across the county, during the last weekend in September and the first weekend in October. In 2016, the tour will take place in Peninsula and Coastal locations on September 24 & 25, and in Salinas, Salinas Valley, and North County locations on October 1 & 2. Artists may choose to participate on both weekends. Also, there will be two exhibitions of artwork by participants. The exhibit for Peninsula and Coastal artists will be at the Pacific Grove Art Center (PGAC) and for Salinas, Salinas Valley, and North County artists at the Hartnell College Gallery.  Opening Galas will be held at the PGAC on September 23 and at the Hartnell College Gallery on September 30.

No Studio? No Problem! Arts Habitat is making available locations for participants who do not have art studios or who choose not to open theirs to the public. There is still space available at the Oldemeyer Center in Seaside, at several wineries on River Road in Salinas, and in model homes at East Garrison. Contact Shirmaine Jones for details, at or 83-624-6111.

AOST 2016 is now accepting applications for participation by both individual artists and arts organizations. Discounts are being offered to early registrants and to artists who become members of Arts Habitat. Click here for the Individual Registration form; click here for the Organization Registration Form.


You can pay for your registration here


                                        Artists Open Studio Tour Sponsorships Available

Join us as an event sponsor, and allow us to recognize your contribution in the following ways:

1. Your location will be marked on the tour map
2. Your name will be listed in the catalog.
3. You will receive a poster indicating that you are a tour sponsor
4. You will be invited to all the tour events--three at the Pacific Grove Art Center, one at Hartnell College Art Gallery, and one at the Monterey Museum of Art

5. All of the above, plus we will link your listing on our web site and Facebook page to your web site and Facebook page
6. Your name will be listed in all digital and collateral materials

7. All of the above, and your sponsorship will be mentioned in all tour press releases

8.  All of the above, and your sponsorship will appear on the street banners in Monterey, Sand City and Salinas

We appreciate your participation, and look forward to working with you to make this a highly successful tour.

Click here for sponsorship form. Contact Shirmaine Jones at831-624-6111 or staff@artshabitat with questions.

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For more information contact Shirmaine Jones at Arts Habitat: (831) 624-6111 or