Sac Open Studios

september 9th–10th & 16th–17th


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


Join us Thursday, September 7th from 6 to 9 pm to kick off the 12th Annual Sac Open Studios with a free Launch Party featuring local eats, drinks, kids activities, live art, and music. Meet participating Sac Open Studios artists and view over 100 artworks installed salon-style in Verge’s classroom!

Coinciding with this event is the opening of our fall exhibition, Not Ready to Make Nice: Guerrilla Girls in the Art World and Beyond, curated by Neysa Page-Lieberman of Columbia College, Chicago. This multimedia, expansive exhibition illustrates that the work of the anonymous, feminist-activist Guerrilla Girls is as vital and revolutionary as ever. Verge members and donors to our Generosity Campaign can check in at the member desk for their complimentary drink ticket and other perks. Guerrilla Girls merchandise will also be available.

Special thanks to our presenting sponsor BLICK Art Materials for their ongoing support of Sac Open Studios!

Featuring: Live painting by Tyson Anthony Roberts, hands on art activities for kids, pizza by Pizza Supreme Being, and DJ MC Ham playing tunes.

What: 12th Annual Sac Open Studios Launch Party
When: Thursday, September 7, 6-9pm
Where: Verge Center for the Arts, 625 S Street

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


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


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




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.


Art of Toys





Burnett & Sons


Davis Art Center



Elliot Fouts Gallery




City Grafix



John Fortes



Justina Martino



Kennedy Leavitt



Lisa Barrier



Lob Instagon


McCarthy Paints



Phillip Cunningham


Primetime Boxing



R Street Corridor



Sacramento State






Sacramento Regional Community Foundation


Styrsky Insurance



Uptown Studios



WAL – Warehouse Artist Loft

http://wal sacramento



WPM Gallery



57th Antique Row