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2021 Registration is Closed: 230+ artists have registered!

Virtual Conversations with 
Artists Series
July – August 2021

In-Person Tour Dates
Saturday-Sunday | September 11-12 & 18-19, 2021


Watch this video to learn about the format of the program, fees, artist benefits, and more.

We’re excited to announce that 2021 Sac Open Studios will be a hybrid virtual and in-person program. Virtual artist interviews will take place Summer 2021 and the in-person open studios tour will be held during the middle two weekends of September.

Would you like to connect with Verge and the Sac Open Studios artist community? Join the official Sac Open Studios Facebook group by clicking here.


2021 Sac Open Studios Artist Participation includes:

  • Inclusion in the in-person studio tour on Weekend 1 (September 11-12) or Weekend 2 (September 18-19) depending on your location Traditionally, participating artists open their art studios to the public during their assigned weekend. During Sac Open Studios, the term art studio takes many forms. While many participating artists have traditional work spaces in studio facilities, many Sac Open Studios artists open their home studios or utilize other spaces such as cafés, community centers, garages or backyards to display their art during their assigned weekend. Due to the the continuation of COVID-19, all participating artists will be required to enforce mask wearing and social distancing verbally and with signage at their studios during the in-person tour. COVID-19 guidelines will also be included in the Sac Open Studios Guide in a prominent location.
  • Option to have a 15-minute virtual interview during our Sac Open Studios live interview series, Conversations with Artists Conversations with Artists is a virtual interview series meant to complement the in-person studio tour. During this series, which is free to the public, regional art professionals interview Sac Open Studios artists about their artwork, inspirations, processes, and more. During the 2021 Sac Open Studios program, Conversations with Artists will take place during July and August 2021. All live interviews will be recorded and links will be provided to the artists to share with their networks.
  • Full Color Artist Listing with artwork image and contact information in the 2021 Sac Open Studios guide
  • Opportunity to list an Artist Demo in the Sac Open Studios Guide. An artist demo is an educational artist demonstration presented at specific times during your assigned weekend. The demonstration should include step by step instructions to complete an artistic technique.
  • Artist Profile in the Sac Open Studios Artist Directory on vergeart.com
  • Free enrollment and a recording of the 2021 Sac Open Studios How to Promote Your Open Studio Workshop on June 3, 2021, 6pm – 8pm. Taught by artist and art business coach, Kate Farrall, register for this workshop to learn effective ways to promote your art and your participation in Sac Open Studios. In this workshop, you’ll learn techniques to help you grow your audience, engage your current supporters, build your newsletter list, increase artwork sales, develop relationships with collectors and gallerists, and level up your virtual presence.
  • Discounted advertising rates in the 2021 Sac Open Studios guide
  • Inclusion in the 2021 Sac Open Studios Preview Exhibition at Verge Center for the Arts

Interested in purchasing an artist ad to be featured in the Sac Open Studios Guide? Participating artists receive 50% off regular ad rates. Click below to download the Artist Ads Kit.


Email questions to sacopenstudios@vergeart.com.


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