Art & Culture

Get out your map! Open Studios Art Tour this weekend throughout SBC

San Benito County Arts Council presents annual tour on April 25-26

Local residents, students and visitors are invited to participate in a self-guided tour of artists’ studios throughout San Benito County during the San Benito County Arts Council’s annual Open Studios Art Tour this Saturday and Sunday, April 25- 26 from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. 

This year’s tour features 29 local artists and artisans and showcases works in painting, photography, pottery and ceramics, stained-glass, jewelry and more. Open Studios is a way for locals and out-of-town visitors to meet the artists, view and purchase original works of art, learn more about the processes of art-making and enjoy a scenic tour of San Benito County.

Here is a full list of the participating artists: Alia Outrey, Andrea McCann, Bernadine Belaski-McGee, Carol Shields, Clay Peer, Dale Yarmuth, Darlene Boyd, Diedra Kmetovic, Eric Tapley, Frank Haseloff, Gayle Sleznick, Gloria Sipes, Jane Rekedal, Kathleen Sheridan, Kent Child, Laurie Tholen, Leslie Holtaway, Linda Bjornson, Louise Roy, Margie Minogue, Rhoda Bloom, Sally Diggory, SanDee Adams, Susan Mathur, Susan Shirley, Sylvia Nichols, Sylvia Rios, Wayne Dollemore, William McQuary.

A map of the artists’ studios and the artist directory can be downloaded at Maps are also available at ARTspace at 240 Fifth St. in downtown Hollister or at the San Benito County Chamber of Commerce. Call 831-636-2787 or email [email protected] for more information.

This event is made possible by the California Arts Council, Aromas Hills Artisans, Aromas Grill, Sally Street Studios, Jane Rekedal Pottery, Gayle Sleznick and Andrea McCann.

San Benito County Arts Council

The San Benito County Arts Council’s mission is to: *Promote diversity, quality and involvement in the arts for all residents in San Benito County *Encourage cultural and artistic growth and create opportunities for the production of art *Provide access to the arts through programs in the visual, performing and media arts *Establish a favorable climate for artists to live and work and for the arts to thrive