The Boulder Open Studios Tour is a free self-guided tour that invites the public into over 135 artists' studios, noon to 5 each weekend day, in and around Boulder, the first three weekends in October. For over 25 years, we have operated with a simple goal: connect artists with people who love art. Artists throughout the community open the doors of their working studios to share their process, inspiration and artwork. The Tour encourages conversations, develops understanding between art appreciators and creators, and creates lasting relationships that extend far beyond the Tour itself.

The Tour maintains a standard of excellence through its annual jury process. Each year, artists must apply and have their work reviewed by professional jurors. This provides a carefully curated, high quality experience for our patrons. Over three weekends in October, the Tour averages over 40,000 studio visits by over 8000 people of all ages.

A Preview Exhibit featuring one entry from each artist will be on display at The Museum of Boulder at 2205 Broadway. Opening night is Friday, Oct 2, 2020, 6:00 to 8:30 pm and the exhibit will stay open for the length of the Tour.

The Call for Entries for the 2020 Tour is now open. 

To apply, go to (CAFE), select “Apply to Calls,” and search for “2020 Boulder Open Studios Tour.” You will need to be registered on CAFE as an artist in order to apply. Registration is free.


2020 Tour Dates: October 3 & 4, 10 & 11, and 17 & 18.

All artists participate during the first two weekends, but may opt out of the third weekend.

Deadline to Apply: May 20, 2020, 11:59 pm / Artist Notification: May 25, 2020.

Questions? Contact us at

Please sign up to be included on our Artists Only Email List and follow us on Facebook to be alerted about deadlines for our events.​​

For more information about participating in the tour, click on the Artist Guidelines & FAQ button on the right to get started.

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