CAMPBELL, Calif., April 02, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- During Silicon Valley Open Studios (SVOS), South Bay, Peninsula and coastal artists will open their workplaces to the public. This free, annual event lets visitors “get up close and personal” with artists the first three weekends in May (May 4-5, 11-12 and 18-19).

More than 385 artists in over 160 locations will display their art, which will include painting, fiber arts, mixed media, jewelry, sculpture and ceramics. The art (except for photographs and prints) is one-of-a-kind.

“SVOS gives visitors the opportunity to connect with the artists and see a lot of their work at one time,” said Mel Thomsen, executive director of SVOS. “The event showcases established and emerging talent, so it is an easy way for art enthusiasts to start an art collection.”

Dates and Locations

SVOS occurs over three consecutive weekends, each focusing on a different area. Specifically, artists in 28 cities from Burlingame to Morgan Hill and along the coast will open their studios between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. according to the following schedule:

Weekend 1 (May 5-6): Northern Area: Atherton, Belmont, Burlingame, Hillsborough, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Menlo Park, Palo Alto, Portola Valley, Redwood City, San Carlos, San Mateo, South San Francisco, Stanford, and Woodside

Weekend 2 (May 12-13): Central Area: Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Santa Clara, Stanford and Sunnyvale.

Weekend 3 (May 19-20): Southern Area and Pacific Coast: Campbell, Cupertino, El Granada, Half Moon Bay, Los Gatos, Montara, Morgan Hill, Pacifica, San Jose and Saratoga.


For a complete list of locations, artists and contact information visit A digital copy of the directory with listings and maps to the artists’ studios is available at Hard copies of the directory are available at about 400 locations throughout the Bay Area, including many libraries, shopping centers, and community centers. To find a location near you, go to and click on “Find a Directory.”

To find the artists exhibiting in given city, go to, click on “Find an Artist” and search by city. To see samples of an artist’s work, click on “Find an Artist” and fill in the box under “Select an Artist by Name.”

About Silicon Valley Open Studios (SVOS)

Silicon Valley Open Studios (SVOS), a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, has been connecting art enthusiasts with local art and artists in Silicon Valley for 33 years. SVOS is one of the oldest, largest and most popular art events in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. One of its goals is to act as an incubator for new and emerging artists. In addition to its open studio activities, SVOS works with schools throughout the Peninsula and South Bay to increase exposure for the art their students create. For more information, go to

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Kay Paumier
Communications Plus