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Open Studios: An opportunity to practice speaking about your work.

Free phone seminar about Open STudios

Are you planning an Open Studio Event?
I will be participating with Alyson B. Stanfied,, in a free phone seminar.


So, you want to invite people into your studio, huh? How will you get them there? What will you do when they arrive? What about insurance, sales, and refreshments?


Hosting an open studio sounds simple and inexpensive. After all, you have no space rental fees and low overhead. All you have to do is open the door and let the masses in, right? Well, not exactly. There's much more to planning a successful open studio than that.


A well-run Open Studio event can offer an artist exposure for their work and retail sales, but there are many issues involved.


In this free teleseminar, I will discuss with Alyson Stanfield the essential information you need for planning your open studio event.


  • Consider the upside and the downside of open studios
  • Set your goals and objectives
  • Promote the event
  • Prepare your space
  • Plan for the safety, security, and comfort of your guests
  • Follow up with visitors   

Follow the conversation with the Open Studios Professional Guidelines document.

Harriete Estel Berman is the author of an ongoing series of Professional Guidelines for artists to promote understanding, checklists, and practical solutions for recurring issues in the art and craft community.  Harriete has also organized the professional development seminar prior to the SNAG conference for the last three years.    



This post was updated on December 17, 2021