Promoting Art in Our Community with Open Studios

Start your tour at the Library and enjoy the art of the Open Studios Art Tour!


Altadena and Pasadena have a rich heritage and association with the arts, and a strong cultural appreciation and support of artists, galleries and museums.  Many artists have been attracted to live in this area.  Because of the proliferation of so much talent here, it was natural for the idea of an Open Studios tour of our local artists and studios to take root.  Not only has the idea taken root, it has blossomed from the original show in December of 2013 with five locations and nine artists, to a bi-annual event with the last show featuring 75 artists at 41 locations in Altadena/Pasadena.

The Open Studios Art Tour provides an intimate view into the artist’s life and studio; to be able to see where and how ideas are conceived and developed.  When visiting an artist’s studio, the creative process becomes apparent and is unique to each artist.  It provides a personal, individualized experience, unlike the setting of a typical gallery show.  This is what makes our event so special.