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How to Take Part in Virtual Sac Open Studios

Whether this is the first time you’re learning about Sac Open Studios or you’re a long time tour-goer, you’ll find something new to experience this year! The tour is virtual which means you can see new artwork and connect with regional artists from the comfort of your own home. Continue reading to discover the many ways you can take part in Sac Open Studios.

1. READ THE GUIDE


USE IT AS A RESOURCE.
Learn about Verge and Sac Open Studios by reading the Welcome on page 6. Learn how to connect with artists virtually and find the schedule for the virtual tour on pages 10 – 11. Discover new artists by flipping through the Week 1 artists listings (starting at page 17) and Week 2 artist listings (starting at page 39).

FIND YOUR FAVORITE ARTIST.
Use the Index to search by artist or medium. Check out an artist’s listing to find their website, social media handles, and contact information. See something you love? Don’t hesitate to email artists to find out more about purchasing their art or supporting them in another way.

MAKE IT YOUR OWN.
Look at it, flip through it, mark it up. This guide is for you to make your own and use in the way that suits you best.

2. VIEW THE PREVIEW EXHIBITION AT VERGE


DISCOVER NEW ARTISTS.
Artwork from Sac Open Studios artists will be displayed at Verge from September 10 – 27! Go to vergeart.com to find up to date information about seeing the exhibit in person. If you see an artwork you love, look up the artist in this guide or in the Artist Directory on sacopenstudios.com to learn more.

BUY ART!
Now more than ever, it’s important to support regional artists by purchasing their artwork. Most of the art in the Preview Exhibition is for sale. You might just find your new favorite artwork to take home!

3. EXPLORE SACOPENSTUDIOS.COM

BROWSE THE ARTIST DIRECTORY.
See an artist you love in the guide and want to know more? Visit their profile in the Artist Directory to find additional images, links, and content.

VIEW THE VIRTUAL TOUR SCHEDULE
Find the full schedule of virtual tour events including the Sac Open Studios Kickoff, Conversations with Artists, Artists Livestreams, and Artists Events.

4. ATTEND VIRTUAL EVENTS

MEET THE ARTISTS
Tune into Conversations with Artists to listen to Sac Open Studios
artists 
discuss their artistic processes, influences, responses to COVID-19, and more. You’ll also have the opportunity to ask the artists your own questions.

PEEK INTO ARTIST STUDIOS
Watch Artist Livestreams on Instagram and Facebook to watch artists broadcast live from their studios. This is your chance to virtually visit artists inside their studios. Tune in to hear from the artists, get a peek into their process, and ask them questions.

JOIN ARTIST EVENTS
Artists Events are live, virtual events held on Zoom throughout the month of September. Artist Events are planned, hosted, promoted, and presented by Sac Open Studios Artists

FOLLOW VERGE ON SOCIAL MEDIA


Follow @vergeart on Instagram and Facebook to stay in the loop on all things Sac Open Studios. Follow your favorite artists from the guide to receive notifications when they livestream from their studios.

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