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East Bay Open Studios + Directory of East Bay Arts


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East Bay Open Studios:

East Bay Open Studios is the biggest art event in the East Bay, spanning over thirteen cities and two counties, drawing over 60,000 studio visitors over two weekends in June every year. Together, East Bay Open Studios and the Directory of East Bay Arts serve as essential resources for artists to cultivate new audiences for their work, network with their peers, professionalize their practice and make art more visible across communities. For visitors the event offers an opportunity to meet local artists, explore new neighborhoods, and discover art.

  • Expand Your Audience
  • Prepare Work for Sale
  • Network with Artists, Curators, Galleries
  • Exhibit Your Work at Pro Arts

Key Event Dates:

  • Registration Deadline: Friday, February 20, 2015, midnight Late Registration Still Available
  • Event Dates: Saturday-Sunday, June 6 & 7 and 13 & 14, 2015, 11am - 6pm
  • Preview Exhibition at Pro Arts: May 12 - June 14, 2015
  • Expanded Calendar

Artist Resources:

View essential artist resources in our Open Studios Artist Toolkit.

Toolkit Quick Links:

Networked Artists and Free Directory Ads:

To encourage artist networking and community building Pro Arts is offering free ads in the Directory of East Bay Arts. Simply create or join a group of 'networked' artists then at the time of your registration for Open Studios include your network name in the entry listing. Network groups may be based on location, neighborhood, media, affiliation, shared interests - it's up to you! A minimum of 5 registrations with the same group name qualify for a free 1/16 ad.

Please note that artists must identify their network at the time of registration. For more information about network groups, attend the workshop Sharing Space and Artist Networks, Saturday, January 17, 2015, 11am RSVP

Free Ad Size    

Number of Networked Artists

1/16 Page Ad

5 Artists

1/8 Page Ad

10 Artists

1/4 Page Ad

15 Artists

1/2 Page Ad

30 Artists

Are you an artist organizer?

Looking to create a networked group for Open Studios? Have space to share? Contact us for tips and resources on how to organize for a successful event: Divya: 510.763.4361 /


All discounted and promotional ads including individual artist ads and networked artist ads are: 1.) Available to promote registered artists only; 2.) Subject to Ad Placement Terms; 3.) Free Networked Artist Ads must reasonably identify each participating artist in the group.

Entry Guidelines and Fees:


Artists must have a studio, home or exhibition space in the East Bay.

Artists seeking studio space for the event are encouraged to attend the workshop Sharing Space and Artist Networks, Saturday, January 17, 2015, 11am. RSVP

“East Bay Open Studios motivates me to share my work.”


STANDARD Entry ($140 + Membership Fee) Includes:

  • Artist listing in the Directory of East Bay Arts. Listing includes 2" x 2" color image, contact info, map reference and studio information. Choose to list by Open Studio dates, "Open by Appointment Only", or "Listing Only/Private Studio". More info...;
  • Admission to all workshops. More info...;
  • Exhibition space in the Preview Exhibition at Pro Arts' gallery. Each artist's wall space is 16" x 16" x 4". Space for use to exhibit work by registered artist only. Size requirements enforced. More info...;
  • Artist web page visible via the Online Artist Gallery on Pro Arts' website. Web page includes artist listing, up to eight color images, studio information, and map reference. More info...;
  • Copies of the Directory of East Bay Arts;
  • Posters for event promotion in your neighborhood;
  • Opportunity to purchase discounted Display Ads in the Directory of East Bay Arts. More info...; AND
  • Opportunity to pre-order event postcards and reusable outdoor signs. Postcards are (4" x 6") with blank space for artist info.

BOLD Entry ($155 + Membership Fee) Includes:

  • All benefits of Standard Entry; AND
  • Bold Artist Listing in the Directory of East Bay Arts. Draw more attention to your listing with bold text and formatting.

EXPANDED Entry ($175 + Membership Fee) Includes:

  • All benefits of Bold Entry; AND
  • Expanded Artist Listing in the Directory of East Bay Arts with three lines of descriptive text (180 characters maximum).

LIMITED LATE Entry ($150 + Membership Fee) for Artists who Register Late Includes:

  • Benefits of Standard Entry including Artist Web Page and Online Map; HOWEVER
  • Map & Listing in the Directory of East Bay Arts not guaranteed after March 15. Preview Exhibition available, space permitting.

“There is nothing better than art enthusiasts coming through my studio door."

Entry Fees:

All participants must be current members of Pro Arts. Membership must be current through last day of event. No refunds. Discounted fees are available for early registration. Fee waivers can be extended to current members for volunteer service in the gallery. Fee waiver deadline is February 1, 2015. Contact Pro Arts for details and get a head start by completing a Volunteer In-Take Form.


After 12/31    

Early Bird/Before 12/31










Limited (Late)   


“Open Studios is a great way for people to see the diversity of artists represented throughout the city.”


Membership Benefits

Membership Fees



Senior (55+)


Student w. ID


“[East Bay Open Studios] was a lot of fun, as well as a learning experience. I see my work in new ways through the eyes of others."

Artist Agreement and Waiver:

Terms of Agreement: I hereby agree to the terms and conditions of Pro Arts, the Directory of East Bay Arts, and East Bay Open Studios as outlined in the program description. I understand that if I host other artists, or if I am hosted by another artist, each must be a registered participant. I understand that there are no refunds on registration and membership fees. I understand that participation is contingent on upholding and abiding by all terms and conditions. I agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless East Bay Open Studios and Pro Arts, its officers, agents and employees for any and all liabilities, claims, errors, omissions, losses, accidents and expenses caused by, arising out of, or in connection with, either directly or indirectly, East Bay Open Studios, Directory of East Bay Arts. Pro Arts reserves the right to photograph the artist, event space and artwork for publicity, documentation, and fundraising purposes. Terms subject to change.

“The workshop I attended was very helpful.”

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