Open Studio Tour: SB Studio Artists to host 18th annual event
Labor Day weekend, Aug 30-Sept 2, 2019; opening reception at Santa Barbara Fine Art
Santa Barbara Studio Artists’ Open Studios Tour is the oldest and most prestigious event of its kind on the Central California Coast, drawing national and international collectors, decorators, and gallery owners for a weekend devoted to viewing and purchasing exceptional art. This year’s tour features 45 acclaimed artists, including Dorothy Churchill-Johnson, Kathleen Elsey, Karen Fedderson, Francine Kirsch, Cynthia Martin, Larry Rankin, Lena Savage, Richard Schloss, Francis Scorzelli, and many more.
Each year this exceptional group of artists opens its members’ studios to the public for a sought-after chance to visit the artists in their work environment. The oldest and most prestigious event of its kind on the Central California Coast, the tour draws national and international collectors, decorators, and gallery owners.
The opening night reception is Friday, Aug. 30, from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Santa Barbara Fine Art Gallery, 1324 State Street, Suite J (in the Arlington Plaza), where tour maps and tickets can also be purchased. The gallery will also display selected works from the tour throughout the month of August. Fans can also purchase tour tickets online at www.santabarbarastudioartists.com. Proceeds from the event benefit the Sansum Diabetes Research Institute, a leader in diabetes treatment and research.