For the first time since 2013, Durango Open Studio Tour will be opening doors all over Durango to the working studios of professional and emerging artists to explore local art studios, discover inspirational art and connect with artists.
Taster Exhibition Artist VIP Gathering:
(all participating artists welcome!)
Smiley Building, 1309 E 3rd Ave, Suite 114, Durango, CO 81301
Friday, October 14, 4-5pm
Taster Exhibition: (all are welcome!)
Smiley Cafe, 1309 E 3rd Ave, Durango, CO 81301
Friday, October 14, 5-8pm
Durango Open Studio Tour: Free to the public. See map.
Info booth: Smiley Cafe, 1309 E 3rd Ave, Durango, CO 81301
Saturday, October 15, 10am – 4pm
Sunday, October 16, 10am – 4pm
Passport Gift Basket Drawing: Art patrons! Fill out your passport with initials from at least 12 artists to be entered into a drawing for this $400 gift basket with art and items from Art Supply House, Cindy Miller Atchison Design | Art, Animas Chocolate Co., Karyn Gabaldon Arts, Renee Cornue, Cindy Coleman, Sharon Abshagan, Heather Freeman and Star Liquor. Drop off your passports at the Smiley ArtRoom space #17, or give to an artist on the tour to submit. Drawing is the evening of October 19th.
The Google map below is an excellent way to tour studios on the Durango Open Studio Tour weekend. Using your iPhone or computer, simply click on a red finder icon, then click “Directions” to be directed to the studio on Google maps. A printed Durango Open Studio Tour map contains all participating studios and addresses, and will be available after October 7 at the ArtRoom Collective at the Smiley Building. Stop by the Taster Exhibition at Smiley Cafe October 14 from 5-8pm to grab a printed brochure map and meet artists to map out your weekend, or download a map by clicking this link to print out at home.
Durango is a place that celebrates and prides itself in creative arts, cultural traditions and practices, historical recognition, and expressive exploration. Durango is celebrating the contributions of visual artists by showcasing artists and their work in Durango Open Studio Tour.
October 14-16, 2022, emerging and professional artists are “opening their doors” all over Durango, Colorado to explore, discover and connect. You’ll have the opportunity to purchase local art, explore artist’s techniques, and view a range of art in each studio.
This free, self-guided art walk/drive of local artist studios in the greater Durango area gives potential buyers, galleries, and art lovers an opportunity to connect on a different level. Participants can see how things are made and in a way, be part of the process. Offering a wide array of fine arts — artists are sharing their craft from drawings, paintings, wearable art, photography, pottery, printmaking, woodworking, jewelry, mosaics, sculpture, furniture, metalwork, and mixed media. Come experience the arts in our community! Get an inside peek into an artist’s creative process, view the art, and when inspired, bring a piece home.
Friday, October 14 from 5-8pm is a Taster Exhibition at Smiley Cafe to meet artists, mingle with art lovers, and see some of the art that will be featured in the tour. This event will help refine your plans for the weekend with a printed map and a Google map on this website.
Durango Open Studio Tours are Saturday and Sunday , October 15-16 from 10am – 4pm. Look for yard signs in front of participating homes and studios!
We encourage art patrons to bike, carpool, or take public transportation and gather for a weekend of creativity! Durango Open Studio Tours are inclusive, diverse, and free to the public. The artist web page and brochure will indicate which studios are handicap accessible.
Durango Open Studio Tour is made possible through multiple partners – Visit Durango and City of Durango Event Task Force’s marketing grant, and partnership and support from Durango Creative District, The Butterfly Collective, The Smiley Building and Smiley Cafe, Becca Conrad Whitehead, and Hideaway Arts Marketing and registration fees from participating artists.
We look forward to seeing you on the tour!
Partnerships and Sponsors
Durango Open Studio Tour is made possible through multiple partners – Visit Durango and City of Durango Event Task Force’s marketing grant, and partnership and support from Durango Creative District, The Butterfly Collective, The Smiley Building and Smiley Cafe, Becca Conrad Whitehead, and Hideaway Arts Marketing. And of course, this wouldn’t be possible without all the local artists that make up the creative fabric of Durango. Many thanks to all our valuable partners and our many volunteers!
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