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North Coast Open Studios 2023


Welcome to the 23rd Annual North Coast Open Studios!

Weekend 1 is June 3-4 and Weekend 2 is June 10-11. Studios are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, unless otherwise noted. Join us this year for North Coast Open Studios Art Night, Friday, June 2, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. A listing of participating artists and Art Night-specific maps are on pages 4-5.

North Coast Open Studios is an annual showcase of local artists and their art in Humboldt County. Included in this guide, you will find listings for artists who are opening their studios (their “natural habitats,” if you will) to the public, allowing art lovers a glimpse into the creative process.

Visitors to North Coast Open Studios will have an opportunity to see what happens inside an artist’s creative space. Meet the artists and see work from a wide array of art styles, including painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, glass, fiber, jewelry, ceramics, and more. During this free showcase for the arts, visit mid-career and emerging artists in traditional and non-traditional spaces. Talk to artists about their creative process, see their recent works, and purchase art.

However you plan your visit to North Coast Open Studios, you will find a dazzling display of fine arts and crafts to fit all styles and budgets. Get to know your local artists and enjoy the amazing variety of art Humboldt County has to offer!

North Coast Open Studios is a free event, so there is no admission charged at any venue.

How to use this guide

The artist listings are arranged alphabetically by community, listed regionally from South to North. Browse through to discover the artists you wish to visit. Check the maps, shown with each community listing, to find studios based on location. Looking for a specific artist? Check the Alphabetical index on page 38.

Each artist listing has general information about the artist, including an image of their work, the type of artwork they create, art categories (for the Visitor BINGO game on page 7), directions to their studio, contact information, and which weekend (or weekends) they will be open. Artist listings also tell you whether or not the studio is wheelchair accessible (wheelchair logo). You’ll see a mask logo alongside any listing where the artist is requiring visitors to wear a mask – listings without a mask icon may still require visitors to mask up before entering – they’ll let you know when you arrive.

At the end of the artist listings is a special section of artists who will not be open during either Open Studios weekend, but are open by appointment only, year-round. Also, if you can’t visit an artist during their open weekend, keep in mind that many artists enjoy visitors, and most will open their studios by appointment throughout the year.

Want more information about North Coast Open Studios?

Visit our website at northcoastopenstudios.com for maps, additional images, artist information and more! Want to keep up-to-date on what is going on? Check out North Coast Open Studios on Facebook and Instagram!

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