The 36th annual self-guided Ojai Studio Artists Tour – one of the premier art events in California – is set for October 12, 13 & 14. Showcasing a bevy of local painters, sculptors, jewelers, ceramists, a woodworker, digital, glass and fiber artists, the 2019 Studio Tour will be captivating. As in the past two years, many studios will be open on Monday.
Over 60 studios throughout the enchanting Ojai Valley will be open each day from 10am to 5pm, with artist demonstrations at select studios. For early arrivals and locals, be our guest at the highlighted “Pre-Tour Artist Profiles” event. Led by an OSA artist, the program introduces the work of each Tour artist and is designed to assist people in planning their Tour schedules.
This year, we are excited to include a special exhibit, “Origins,” at the Ojai Valley Museum. The Gala Reception will also be held at the museum on Saturday night and is complimentary for all Tour artists and ticket-holders. The event is both an opportunity to socialize with OSA artists and a fundraiser for OSA’s “ArtReach Program,” featuring beautiful raffle baskets filled with original OSA art and distinctive local products, such as Ojai honey, olive oil and lavender.
Proceeds from the Tour and Raffle fund OSA’s youth art scholarships and community arts needs.
Tour tickets are $35 in advance, $40 day of event, $25/person for groups of 10 or more, $15 for students, 17 & under free, and cover studio visits all three days and admission to Saturday’s Reception and Sunday Social. Tickets and Tour brochures will be available soon!
NEW THIS YEAR! Tickets are now a button (no more wrestling with the wristbands) and each ticket includes an OSA shopping bag to put your tour book and other goodies in while your on the tour.
NEW THIS YEAR! Want to avoid the lines? Pay $9.95 for shipping/handling per ticket and you’ll receive your tour book, ticket (button) and OSA shopping bag delivered to your home!
The Ojai Studio Artists Tour has a rich legacy, from early days which included Beatrice Wood, Horace Bristol and Otto and Vivica Heino, to today’s membership of distinguished, award-winning artists.
Come experience one of California’s very first studio tours with a rich variety of artists in a stunning valley known for its unparalleled beauty and charm, delectable restaurants and authentic shops in one of the most desired travel destinations in the nation.