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Opening Celebration and Preview Exhibition

One night only! Friday, May 25, 2018

Oakland Scottish Rite Center – Grand Ballroom
1547 Lakeside Dr., Oakland on the shores of Lake Merritt
6 pm – 9 pm 

• Meet over 100 of the participating artists
• Pick up copies of the official guidebook
• Preview their artwork
• Enjoy live music
• Cash bar

Get ready to be inspired!
* By invitation only.
Please click the red button below to become an EBOS member (simple and no cost) and you will receive an invitation in May…

The Opening Celebration/Preview Exhibition for the New East Bay Open Studios Event will inspire you on many levels.

Held at the beautiful, Oakland Scottish Rite Center, on the shores of Lake Merritt, the participating artists that will be showing their work at our Opening will open your mind and hearts to what is possible in this creative world that we live in.

Over 100 of our 2018 participating artists will feature their best work for our guests to preview. This is a great opportunity for guests to preview the art to help design your self-guided tours of the artist studios and exhibition spaces the weekend(s) following the Opening. Printed guidebooks will be available and there will be live music, a cash bar and a rare and wonderful opportunity to meet over 100 artists in person and engage in conversation while enjoying an evening of their diverse range of art and inspiration. The Preview Exhibition will be held from 6 pm – 9 pm and is by invitation only. 


Call For Artists!

Calling all artists and artisans in the East Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area. 

Any artist working in any visual medium at any level of their career who has a studio or show space in Alameda County or Contra Costa County is invited to participate in the event. This is a non-juried event giving all visual artists in the East Bay an equal opportunity to show and sell their work to the public and to experience the event. 

To learn more and to register, please visit our “For Artists” section in the top navigation. 

We look forward to having you on board!


The East Bay Open Studios is Alive and Well!

An East Bay Tradition for Over 40 Years.

The Annual East Bay Open Studios Event has been an ongoing tradition in the San Francisco Bay Area for over 40 years. Formerly organized by Pro Arts, a non-profit art organization based in Oakland, the event is now produced by Dream World Media led by Carolyn Quan, an award-winning, internationally-collected fine artist, and artist advocate.

Open Studios are free self-guided tours of artist studios and exhibition spaces. Artists pay a registration fee to participate and the event is free for the public to enjoy.

The art-loving, art-buying public enjoys one-on-one interactions with the artists and artisans and have the opportunity to learn about what inspires the artists, connect with the artists one-on-one and purchase art directly from the artists. Artist venues can range from gallery settings, art studios, home studios, outdoor venues and other alternative exhibition spaces. Many artists serve refreshments, some give live demonstrations and some may even have live music.

Printed guidebooks and online artist directories guide visitors to the artist studios and exhibition spaces around the entire East Bay where the participating artists show. During the event, there are street signs directing you to artist locations. The event is a great opportunity for artists and art collectors to connect one-on-one with one another in interesting and inspiring environments.

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Meet the artists and artisans in person in their studios and exhibition spaces. 

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