Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 10:00 AM PDT
Sunday, September 24, 2017 at 5:00 PM PDT

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Calaveras County 



Kathy Mazzaferro 
Calaveras County Arts Council 

Calaveras Artist Studio Tour application

Deadline: August 1, 2017

Studio Tours: September 23 & 24, 2017 

$60 entry fee (must be a member
of Calaveras County Arts Council)

The Calaveras County Arts Council would like to invite you to participate in the Calaveras Artist Studio Tour, which takes place on September 23 and 24 each year, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

The Artist Studio Tour gives artists the opportunity to develop relationships with new customers, make sales, secure commissions and share their artistic process and vision with visitors. It's a chance to let others to meet you and see your art in a personal setting.

The tour is free to the public, and visitors create their own self-guided tour using the printed or downloadable brochure. 

Benefits of participating
  • Inclusion of one photo of your artwork, your name, address and website included in a brochure with a map of the event
  • Inclusion of artwork photos and your profile information on our website for one year
  • Inclusion in our Social Media campaign, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, plus a print campaign in local newspapers. 
  • Consideration for an interview for media releases and for artist profiles on the CCAC blog.
  • Advice on how to make your open studio successful.
  • Brand new large pink signs with arrows and the Artist Studios logo to guide visitors to your studio.

You may host the event in your own home or studio. We are encouraging grouping up, so that no one is left alone unless desired; it's more fun with multiple artists!  If you are hosting an Open Studio, limit the exhibition to your own work and the work of other participating Open Studio artistsThere is a maximum of 6 artists per location, including host, and artists must be present both days of the studio tour. All participating artists must pay the $60 application fee and be a member of the Calaveras County Arts Council.

This year we are offering a limited number of spaces for the tour at the Gallery Store in San Andreas on a first come/first serve basis. Please contact the Arts Council for more information.

Community outreach
We plan a robust advertising campaign in print and social media that will include:
  • A 8.5" x 11" brochure featuring participating artists with a map to the artists’ studios and display spaces.
  • A website listing participating artists with three images of their artwork, their biographies and artist statements, and outward links to their websites and social media.
  • Regular blogs profiling artists (This is contingent on involvement of the artists).
  • A Social Media campaign, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
  • Posters available to be posted in Calaveras as well as Tuolumne and Amador County (We’ll need help posting these!)
  • Post cards mailed to extensive CCAC mailing list (additional post cards available to individual artists at an additional fee.)
  • Advertising in the Calaveras Enterprise and Sierra Lodestar.
  • Press releases made available to all local and out-of-area news outlets.

We look forward to your participation in this event, and we will do all we can do to help you make it a successful  weekend. 

Full instructions on how to submit photos and other valuable information are available on our website at www.calaverasarts.org