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.”
Arts Habitat presents the Monterey County Artists Open Studio Tour - an annual, self-guided tour of artist studios and exhibition spaces across the county. 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. Tour hours are 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tour Gala Events will be held at the PGAC on Friday, September 23 and at the Hartnell College Gallery on Friday, September 30, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
There will be two exhibitions of artwork by participants. An exhibition featuring works by artists participating on September 24 & 25 will be at the Pacific Grove Art Center, and run September 2 through October 27. An exhibition at Hartnell College Gallery will feature works by artists participating on Oct 1 & 2, and run August 29 through October 14. Pacific Grove Art Center is located at 568 Lighthouse Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA 93950. Exhibition hours are Wednesday – Saturday, noon to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Hartnell College Gallery is located at 411 Central Avenue, Salinas, CA 93901. Exhibition hours are Monday – Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. & 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Click here for detailed participant information for artists and organizations registered for the 2016 Tour.
Registration for the 2017 Tour begins November 1, 2016.
Monterey County Artists Open Studio Tour Dates & Times
August 29 – Exhibit at Hartnell College Gallery opens, 411 Central Avenue, Salinas, CA 93901
August 29 through October 14 - Hartnell College Gallery Exhibition hours: Monday – Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. & 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
September 2 – Pacific Grove Art Center Exhibition opens; Artists Opening Reception, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., 568 Lighthouse Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA 93950
September 2 through October 27 - Pacific Grove Art Center Exhibition hours: Wednesday – Saturday, 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. & Sunday, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
September 15 – Free Tour catalogs with maps available in the Monterey County Weekly; the Weekly is free and distributed throughout Monterey County. Catalogs also available for download at ArtsHabitat.org; digital map available at bit.ly/mcaost
September 23 – Pacific Grove Art Center Tour Gala, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
September 24 and 25 – Peninsula & Coastal Artists Open Studio Tour, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
September 30 – Hartnell College Gallery Tour Gala, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
October 1 and 2 – Salinas, Salinas Valley and North County Artists Open Studio Tour, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
October 7 – Pacific Grove Art Center First Friday reception, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
October 20 – Thank you party at Monterey Museum of Art for participants, donors and sponsors; 559 Pacific Street, Monterey, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
November 1 – Registration opens for 2017 Tour