Philadelphia Open Studio Tours, a program of The Center for Emerging Visual Artists, is the largest tour of artist studios and creative workspaces in the region, and one of the premier open studio tour events in the country.
This website and the printed Tour Directory - now available throughout the city year-round - are your sources for information on Philadelphia’s artist studio community.
USE THIS WEBSITE TO:
— connect to Philadelphia's visual artists with access to their contact information, image samples, and studio locations
— discover the quality and quantity of artistic activity taking place in Philadelphia
— browse the Tour's community partners: businesses and organizations integral to the creative landscape of Philadelphia
— explore Philadelphia's vibrant neighborhoods through interactive maps and participant listings
— learn how YOU can get involved by touring studios, attending an event, joining the guided tour, or finding tour venues on-the-go
SELF GUIDED WEEKEND TOURS
Free to the public and run from 12 Noon - 6pm
To create your own itinerary:
— Check out the venues in your neighborhood
— Search participating artists by medium
— Take a look at the new additions to the Tour
— Review this year's community partners whose creative work spaces compliment artist studios and provide a full picture of artistic activity in Philadelphia.
GUIDED TROLLEY TOURS
A perfect way to experience the highlights of each weekend Tour in just one afternoon!
For full details and reservations, visit the Guided Tours page.
The Center for Emerging Visual Artists is proud to offer a wide array of corollary programming throughout the entire month of October:
Workshops and demonstrations
Artist and curator talks
Crossover happenings with other Fall Festivals
For a full list of this year's events - both in and out of the studio - please visit our Special Events page.
Plan your Tour on-the-go with ici! Get the free mobile app to find the closest participating venues or events...no matter where you are! Use the smartphone guide to plan your tour in advance or improvise as you go with proximity specific information, artwork previews, neighborhood maps, and more. Just download the ici app and look for the POST Channels.
NEW: INTERACTIVE FEATURE THIS YEAR! Now you can take photos of your tour and instantly share them with other users. Look for the Camtango App
For more information, visit our Mobile Tour page