Artists sought for Open Studios tour

Clark County Open Studios Tour returns the first weekend in November; artist applications due June 1

The Clark County Open Studios Tour is back on the calendar for the first weekend in November.

Artstra, a nonprofit arts group spearheading the free self-guided tour of local artists’ studios, recently announced the tour will return Nov. 6-7, after a year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“What’s new is we’ll have multiple ways to explore our amazing community of artists,” said Jennifer Williams, artist and program director. “The tour will include a hybrid of experiences including video demos and live studio sharing, online shopping opportunities and viewing by appointment for visitors who may be at greater risk for COVID-19. And, of course, traditional tour visitors can look forward to the first weekend of November as always — but with new COVID protocols at each studio.”

Rather than having a printed guidebook, tour information will be online only to allow for real-time updates. In the days prior to the tour, the latest on COVID safety details will be added.

“Our new hybrid approach,” Williams explained, “will allow us to move forward with tour plans that are flexible while providing an inclusive event with opportunities for all visitors to engage safely.”

Clark County Open Studios is a juried art event, offering a unique opportunity for artists to gain further recognition, open their studio doors to the public, and to show and sell their work. Artstra is asking interested Clark County artists and artisans to begin applying online for this fall’s event. Details and application instructions can be found at artstra.org/call-for-artists. The application deadline is June 1.

To learn more about Open Studios or to plan ahead for the tour, visit artstra.org/open-studios.