Art & Culture

Local artists open their studios this weekend during annual Open Studios Art Tour

This year's tour features 28 local artisans and artists from around San Benito County
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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 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, April 22-23  This year’s tour features 28 local artists and artisans and showcases works in painting, photography, pottery and ceramics, stained-glass, jewelry and more. 

Open Studios is a great 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 throughout San Benito County. 


For more information about Open Studios, visit  or call 831-636-2787. Maps are also available at ARTspace at 240 Fifth St. in downtown Hollister or at the San Benito County Chamber of Commerce. 

2017 Open Studios artists are: Allison Barnes, Amber Henderson, Andrea McCann, Barbara Scoles, Bryan Proehl, Carol Shields, Christine West, Cindy Couling, Clay Peer, Dustin Kinsley, Eric Tapley, Georgesse Gomez, Jan Wynne, Jane Rekedal, John Robrock, Kathleen Sheridan, Kent Child, Laurie Tholen, Leslie Holtaway, Linda Bjornson, Lisa Rivoallon, Louise Roy, Mike Ballen, Rhoda Bloom, Sally Diggory, SanDee Adams Shelly Trabucco and Susan Shirley.

Open Studios is made possible by the California Arts Council, Aromas Hills Artisans, 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