SV Open Studios

2022 Silicon Valley Open Studios coming May 7-8, 14-15, 21-22 2022.

Silicon Valley Open Studios

Now in its 36th year, Silicon Valley Open Studios (SVOS) is a free art exhibition that occurs in May across cities from South San Francisco to Gilroy as well as cities along the Pacific Coast. It is one of the largest fine art shows open to the public, featuring of close to 300 artists from all over the SF Bay Area.

The artwork on display at SVOS is spectacular and diverse. Every art medium is represented: watercolor, sculpture, jewelry, photography, woodworking, mixed media, pastels, pottery, metalwork, and more. Additionally, the work features established, award-winning artists as well as new artists exhibiting for the first time.

The opportunity to talk with the artists is what makes Silicon Valley Open Studios so special. This premier art show attracts  discerning art collectors, art lovers and others who enjoy the opportunity to meet the artists in their studios or galleries. As a behind-the-scenes experience, SVOS offers fascinating insights into what inspires each artist to create their work, plus deepens one’s understanding of each artist’s vision. SVOS also has an online art gallery of all participating artists, so visitors can view and purchase their favorite art.

To participate and see the artist gallery with each artist’s profile, contact information and images of their work can be found on the Silicon Valley Visual Arts Open Studios website.


Artist Benefits

  • Non-juried Show – Open Studios is open to all visual artists without a limit on the number of pieces they can show. It’s a great opportunity to talk with visitors about your work so you can understand better what your target market is seeking.

  • Printed Artist Directory –SVVA prints a full-color artist directory with a location a map for your visitors. They’re free to the public and distributed at many points throughout Silicon Valley.

  • Your Own Artist Page on Our Site – Each artist has their own SVOS online page provided by SVVA with basic information and location for open studios. Each artist has the ability to display a limited number of images along with an artist statement.

  • Group Sites Options – You can show with other artists. Group sites attract more visitors and let you show in a different place each weekend. SVOS can help you find available group sites if you register early enough.

  • Pre-show Exhibition – Whenever possible we have preview exhibits in public places, galleries and other community locations. These are used to promote Silicon Valley Open Studios by showing samples of the great art that can be seen during the event.

  • Tips to Prepare for a Successful Event – Participating artists receive tips on how to market, prepare the studio, and use social media to promote the event. Get tips and advice from experienced artists and marketers about how to get the most from your open studios experience.

We Need Your Help!

SVVA is a volunteer run organization and we need YOUR help to continue to offer Open Studios each year. We ask participating artists to commit to helping at some level to make this event the best that it can be.

Without more volunteers, we may not be able to continue to offer this event. Please make a selection during registration in an area that you can help, check out more options below or send us an e-mail to