Sac Open Studios

september 9th–10th & 16th–17th

10a-5p

Verge Center for the Arts is excited to present the 12th annual Sac Open Studios, a free, self-guided open studio tour across two weekends in September! Sac Open Studios includes artist studios, a preview exhibition at Verge and select events.

Tour Info

Are you a Sacramento artist?
Click here to REGISTER!

Tour Dates: Saturday-Sunday, September 9-10 & 16-17, 2017

Tour Hours: 10:00 am-5:00 pm

Tour Boundaries: Sacramento County (See map below).

The tour is divided into two weekends.

  • Weekend 1: West of Business 80/Highway 99
  • Weekend 2: East of Business 80/Highway 99

Calendar

Registration Deadlines

Member Registration $85: March 31-April 14

Regular Registration $110: April 15-May 31

Late Registration $135: June 1-5

Artist Workshops

How to Photograph Your Artwork: May 31 and June 3, 1-3 PM

Get Them to Your Studio: How to Have an Amazing Art Sale: June 7, 6-8 PM

Events

Sac Open Studios Guide Release and Yard Sign Pick-up: First Friday, August 4, 6-9 PM

Preview Exhibition Artwork Drop-off: August 11-12

Preview Exhibition: September 7-30

Preview Exhibition Opening and Sac Open Studios Launch Party: September 7, 6-9 PM

Preview Exhibition Artwork Pick-up: October 1-2

Post-Event Mixer: October 4

 

 


Benefits


Official Participation in Sac Open Studios and event promotion
Exhibition Opportunities
  • Eligibility to participate in the Sac Open Studios Preview Exhibition  on display at Verge September 7-30
  • Chance to be selected as the cover artist of the Sac Open Studios Guide. The winning artist will receive a solo exhibition at WAL Public Market the month of September
  • Additional chance to be selected from the Preview Exhibition for space in the window display at University Art the month of September
Discounts to Blick Art Materials and other local businesses
New and diverse audience for your art!
Admission to two workshops

Offered at two different times: Wednesday, May 31, 1-3 PM or Saturday, June 3, 1-3 PM
Verge Center for the Arts

Instructor Diana Jahns will demonstrate simple and effective techniques for artists photographing their work at home or in the studio. Artists are encouraged to bring their camera if they have one. Expensive or professional cameras are not required. Cameras functions and lighting techniques will be discussed. Participants will be able to ask questions at any time during the demonstrations. This workshop is designed to help you make the most of your present camera and help you apply to exhibition opportunities.

Click here for the full workshop description.

Wednesday, June 7, 6-8 PM
Verge Center for the Arts

Are you ready to leverage Sac Open Studios to get more eyes on your artwork, drive traffic to your website, and build your community of fans, supporters, and peers, all while having fun?

If yes, join Sac Open Studios volunteer and artist, Kate Farrall for this workshop to sharpen your plan and to say hello to fellow artists right here in your own community. The workshop is great for returning Sac Open Studio artists who’d like to get inspired and have a refresher on what to do as well as for artists who are opening their studios for the first time.

Click here for the full workshop description.

Advertise

A LETTER FROM LOB

Greetings to all local artists, gallery owners, business owners, past advertisers, patrons, friends of Verge, and other potential advertisers, my name is Lob.  I am the new Print Advertising Manager for this year’s Sac Open Studios Guide. I am a local artist and producer who has been in Sacramento now for over 10 years. This community is something that I have become very deeply a part of and really feel that the connections made here between creative people and this community is quite special and magical.  This publication is something I have a personal connection with as I have been hands-on involved in the delivery of it for the past 3 years.  And so I know how far and wide it reaches and how many locations happily display it for tGreetings to all. Local artists, gallery owners, business owners, past advertisers, patrons, friends of Verge, and other potential advertisers, my name is Lob.  I am the new Print Advertising Manager for this year’s Sacramento Open Studio Guide. I am a local artist and producer who has been in Sacramento now for over 10 years. This community is something that I have become very deeply a part of and really feel that the connections made here between creative people and this community is quite special and magical.  This publication is something I have a personal connection with as I have been hands-on involved in the delivery of it for the past 3 years.  And so I know how far and wide it reaches and how many locations happily display it for their customers to take. It is a publication that is welcomed by business owners all over the county and beyond and it gets respect.  So, it is with this conviction and trust in the distribution OF this magazine…knowing that the 20,000 copies that are printed are all delivered to LOCAL destinations …that I offer you great rates for ads in a fantastic publication, that I believe in.  One that people take home and continue to use throughout the year for locations of galleries, artists, and of course paying attention and supporting our advertisers too.

Thanks so much for your support of the local arts community, Verge and this project.

Lastly, always feel free to contact me with any questions at all.

Have a swell day!

 

Lob Instagon

Print Advertisement Manager
(916) 335-0793

ads@vergeart.com