2021 FREE October Studio Tour

For over 30 years, art collectors and visitors have reserved the 2nd weekend in October for the Ojai Studio Artists Tour. Why do they come back year after year? The answers vary, but they do have a few things in common: the quality of the art; the mountains that surround the Ojai Valley, the variety of artist studios/living spaces and gardens, and the aura that says “Ojai.” Call it Shangra-La, the “Pink Moment,” or the meditation spaces that dot the valley floor and mountains: the Ojai way of life attracts art lovers year after year.

October 9, 10 & 11, 2021 are the dates of the tour, but we are planning on having a “kick-off” party at The Ojai Valley Museum on Friday, October 8. We are in the planning stage and you’ll be able to meet with our artists as well as see work from our exhibit “Finding the Light.” Many collectors love seeing the new and exciting directions their favorite artists are taking. Often, the exhibit is the first indication that an artist has taken a new path.

Nationally known artists such as Theodore T. Gall, Joseph Sohm, Sherry Saxe Loehr, Carol Shaw-Sutton and more have been featured in publications such as Southwest Art, The Artists Magazine, National Geographic, The New York Times and more. Their work is collected by President Clinton, McDonald’s Corporation, Standard Oil and Walt Disney Productions.

However, the studio tour features many artists that might not be on the national stage, but are nonetheless creative, talented and energetic. They are artistic innovators in their own right. All of the artists’ studios are an extension of their own personality. Whether they are intricate and methodical or exuberant and messy, there is something for everyone to see.

Since the tour is FREE this year, you can start visiting studios without having to wait in line! Even though the tour is free, you must register in advance to receive your map and information about our upcoming app that will guide you through the valley.

We are so glad to have you back and welcome you to our studios!

Reserve Your FREE Tickets!

The tour is free this year. Reserve your tickets and receive your map (by email) as well as a link to our new phone app!

Important Dates

  • Friday, October 8, 2021: Kickoff Party. Time TBD
  • Saturday, Sunday, Monday, October 9, 10, 11 2021: Open Studios from 10 am to 5 pm!