Sac Open Studios spotlights the diverse range of artists who fill the Sacramento region with art and culture. The central component of Sac Open Studios is a self-guided artist open studios tour which spans all of Sacramento County, West Sacramento and Woodland and takes place annually during the middle two weekends of September.

In efforts to accommodate all artists interested in participating, there's a limited number of scholarships available for artists with demonstrated financial need and a committed studio practice.  If you are interested in applying for a scholarship, email [email protected]

If you would like to donate the registration fee for an artist experiencing financial need, there is an option to do so when you pay your registration fee. Registration fee donors will be acknowledged in the 2022 Sac Open Studios Guide. 

2022 Sac Open Studios Artist Participation includes:

  • Inclusion in the in-person studio tour on Weekend 1 (September 10-11) or Weekend 2 (September 17-18) depending on your location. Traditionally, participating artists open their art studios to the public during their assigned weekend. During Sac Open Studios, the term art studio takes many forms. While many participating artists have traditional work spaces in studio facilities, many Sac Open Studios artists open their home studios or utilize other spaces such as cafés, community centers, garages or backyards to display their art during their assigned weekend. 
  • Full Color Artist Listing with artwork image and contact information in the 2022 Sac Open Studios guide
  • Opportunity to list an Artist Demo in the Sac Open Studios Guide. An artist demo is an educational artist demonstration presented at specific times during your assigned weekend. The demonstration should include step by step instructions to complete an artistic technique. 
  • Artist Profile in the Sac Open Studios Artist Directory on vergeart.com
  • Free enrollment and a recording of the 2022 Canva and Artist Ads Workshop 
  • Free enrollment and a recording of the 2022 Sac Open Studios How to Promote Your Open Studio Workshop
  • Discounted advertising rates in the 2022 Sac Open Studios guide
  • Inclusion in the 2022 Sac Open Studios Preview Exhibition at Verge Center for the Arts 

Do you have questions about Sac Open Studios? We're happy to help! 

Email questions to [email protected].

Join the official Sac Open Studios Facebook Group to connect with Verge and the Sac Open Studios artist community here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/sacopenstudios/

Section 1: Your Contact Information

Please provide your contact information below. 

Please Note: To ensure you receive all Sac Open Studios correspondence, add [email protected] to your email contacts. Regularly check your Spam or Promotions folders to make sure you don't miss any important Sac Open Studios updates! Print a copy of the calendar on this registration form to stay up to date on the schedule. Starting in June 2021, we'll send at least two emails per month, so if you haven't heard from us, email us at [email protected] for assistance.


2022 Schedule


March 1Artist Registration Opens


March 16, 6pm - 7:30pmVirtual Artist Info Session

Join this virtual information session to meet Verge staff, learn more about the format of this year's program, and learn how to make the most of this year's Sac Open Studios artist opportunities.


April TBDArtist Ads Info Session and Canva Workshop


May 18Regular Registration Deadline

If you register by this date, the registration fee is $99 for Verge members and $150 for non-members. After this date, the registration fee is $175 for everyone.


May 25Late Registration Deadline

This is your final chance to register for 2022 Sac Open Studios.


June TBDVirtual Artist Workshop: The Basics to Promote Your Open Studio

Taught by artist and art business coach, Kate Farrall, register for this workshop to learn effective ways to promote your art and your participation in Sac Open Studios. In this workshop, you'll learn techniques to help you grow your audience, engage your current supporters, build your newsletter list, increase artwork sales, develop relationships with collectors and gallerists, and level up your virtual presence.


June 15Deadline to Purchase an Artist Ad

An Artist Ad is a great way to enhance your visibility in the Sac Open Studios Guide. Participating Sac Open Studios Artists receive 50% off regular ad rates. Email [email protected] if you are interested in purchasing an ad.


August 5Sac Open Studios Guide Released


September 8Sac Open Studios Preview Exhibition Opens

On view at Verge Center for the Arts, the Sac Open Studios Preview Exhibition features artwork from participating Sac Open Studios artists.


September 8Sac Open Studios Kick-off Party

The official kick-off event to celebrate the 17th annual Sac Open Studios.


September 10-11Weekend 1

Artists west of I-80/Hwy 99 open their studios from 10am-5pm.


September 17-18Weekend 2

Artists east of I-80/Hwy 99 open their studios from 10am - 5pm. (Weekend 2 includes Elk Grove and areas south of Elk Grove regardless of which side of the freeway artists are located.)


October 2Preview Exhibition Closes



Section 2: The Sac Open Studios Guide

IMPORTANT: Please proofread your information carefully for grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors. The text you provide will be printed in the 2022 Sac Open Studios Guide. Make sure your studio address is accurate, that it includes your studio number if you have one, and that it is formatted correctly. Verge staff does not guarantee that incorrect content submitted will be caught and corrected before the guide is printed.


The Sac Open Studios tour is divided into two weekends.


Weekend 1: September 10-11 Studios west of I-80/Hwy 99
For example, West Sacramento, North Sacramento, Downtown, Midtown, Land Park, Curtis Park, Pocket-Greenhaven, etc.

Weekend 2: September 17-18 Studios east of I-80/Hwy 99 plus all of Elk Grove and areas south of Elk Grove regardless of the which side of the freeway they are situated on
For example, Citrus Heights,  Folsom, Fair Oaks, Carmichael, Rancho Cordova, Arden-Arcade, College Park, East Sacramento, Oak Park, Tahoe Park, South Sacramento, Elk Grove, Herald, Galt, Walnut Grove, Isleton, etc.


Not sure which weekend you’re on? Send us an email [email protected], we’re happy to help!


Upload one professional quality image of your artwork to be featured with your studio listing in the official Sac Open Studios guide. 

IMPORTANT: Before uploading, read the instructions below carefully. 

  • Make the file name of your image your Artist Name listed above (the name which will be in the guide). Separate your first and last name with an underscore. For example: Justina_Martino.png
  • Choose an image that best represents your current artistic work. 
  • The image file type must be jpeg, jpg, or png.
  • This image must show ONLY YOUR ARTWORK. 
  • The image must be at least 300 dpi. 
  • Choose a horizontal image (landscape orientation) if possible.

Unsure whether your image fits our requirements? Email your image to [email protected] and we'll let you know!




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  • If you are a current Verge Member, use the code VERGEMEMBER2022 to pay the $99 registration fee.

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