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Durango Open Studio Tour - artist gallery walk
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October 4-6, 2024

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October 4-6, 2024, emerging and professional artists will opening their doors all over Durango, Colorado to explore local art studios, discover inspirational art and connect with artists. You’ll have the opportunity of local fine art to purchase, explore artist’s techniques, and view a range of art in each studio. Mark your calendar!

2024 Durango Open Studio Tour Events

Private Artist VIP Celebration:

All participating artists welcome!

Smiley Building, 1309 E 3rd Ave, Suite 114, Durango, CO 81301

Friday, October 4, 4-5pm

Durango Open Studio Tour Opening Art Exhibition:

Everyone is welcome!

Meet the Artists, see a sample of their work, plan your weekend.

Smiley Cafe, 1309 E 3rd Ave, Durango, CO 81301

Friday, October 4, 5-7pm

Durango Open Studio Tour: Free to the public.

Tour Artist Studios throughout Durango! See map.

Meet Artists, Purchase Local Art, Connect with Friends

Info booth: Smiley Cafe, 1309 E 3rd Ave, Durango, CO 81301

Saturday, October 5, 10am - 4pm

Sunday, October 6, 10am - 4pm

Artist Map

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The Google Map (coming August 12 after Call for Artists closes August 8) is an excellent way to experience this artist studio tour 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 September 4, 2024 at the ArtRoom Collective at the Smiley Building. Stop by the Opening Exhibition at Smiley Cafe October 4 from 5-7pm to grab a printed brochure map and meet artists to map out your weekend!

Thank you, 2023 Sponsors!

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The 2023 Durango Open Studio Tour was made possible through multiple partners – Visit Durango and City of Durango Event Task Force’s marketing grant, Durango Creates!, and partnership and support from Durango Creative District, Butterfly Artist Collective, The Smiley Building and Smiley Cafe, Heather Leavitt Martinez – LetsLetterTogether.com, and Becca Conrad Whitehead. 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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Experience the 2024 Durango Open Studio Tour!

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 4-6, 2024, emerging and professional artists are opening their doors all over Durango, Colorado to explore, discover and connect in this gallery walk. 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, 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 4 from 5-7pm is an Opening 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 5-6 from 10am - 4pm. Look for bright yellow 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.

The 2023 Durango Open Studio Tour was 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, Butterfly Artist Collective, The Smiley Building and Smiley Cafe, Becca Conrad Whitehead, and Hideaway Arts Marketing and registration fees from participating artists.

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