Philadelphia Open Studio Tours, a program of The Center for Emerging Visual Artists, is the largest tour of artist studios and creative workspaces in the region and one of the premier open studio tour events in the country.
Each October, POST activities span twenty unique Philadelphia neighborhoods and highlight the creative workspaces of nearly 300 artists and community partners. Great for all ages, POST provides a behind-the-scenes glimpse of visual artists at work through an approachable, self-guided, and easy-to-navigate tour. Ancillary activities include featured exhibitions, demonstrations and workshops, artist talks, receptions, guided tours, and more! No other program in or around Philadelphia consistently brings such an intimate and diverse cultural experience to the community free of charge and across such a large geographic area.
October 6: West*
West Philadelphia, University City, Mantua, Powelton Village, Brewerytown, Fairmount, and Center City West
October 7: Northwest
East Falls, Roxborough, Manayunk, Chestnut Hill, Mt Airy, Germantown
October 13: Northeast
Kensington, Fishtown, Port Richmond, Northern Liberties, Old City, Callowhill
October 14: South*
South Philadelphia, Point Breeze, NewBold, Fitler Square, Graduate Hospital, and Grey’s Ferry
*Adjusted from 2017
New neighborhoods will be added based on registration.
For more information on how to get involved as a sponsor, participating artist, community partner, or volunteer, contact: 215-546-7775 x13 or [email protected].
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Philadelphia Open Studio Tours is made possible with generous support from Sonesta Hotel Philadelphia.
Additional support is provided by The William Penn Foundation, Philadelphia Cultural Fund, and the Independence Foundation.
The Center for Emerging Visual Artists receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.