There are hundreds of amazing things happening in San Luis Obispo (it is the happiest place in the United States, after all), but one of my very favorite is the annual Open Studios Art Tour.
The Open Studios Art Tour is the largest visual art event in San Luis Obispo County, and is organized by the SLO County Arts Council. The self-guided tour takes place each year over two weekends in October and features work from several hundred artists throughout the county.
Simply grab a map, get in your car, and try to visit as many studios as you can fit into four days! With over 230 artists, it's impossible to see everyone, but it's sure fun to try.
It's so much fun to peek into artists' homes, barns, garages, and studio spaces and to see the tools they use and the books on their bookshelves.
The 2012 Open Studios Art Tour will be on October 13 & 14 and October 20 & 21. The tour is completely free to visitors (other than filling up your gas tank and stopping for a slice of pie at Linn's). Do consider joining us!