Presented by the City of Fort Collins Department of Cultural Services, the Fort Collins Artist Studio Tour and Sale is a free, self-guided tour of local artists’ studios revealing the mysteries of the creative process to families and individuals in Fort Collins and its surrounding areas. surroundings. Through art demonstrations and educational exhibits right in the artists’ studios, visitors will meet the artists personally, purchase original artwork, and learn how and where the artists create pottery, jewelry, photography , painting, sculpture, textile arts, and more! The artists included reflect the incredible creative talent available in our own community.
DETAILS FOR 2022:
- Digital brochure (attendees can access a digital brochure with an interactive map) and printed maps will be available.
- Due to the renovation of the Carnegie Center for Creativity, the Lincoln Center Art Gallery will host a preview exhibition from October 21-23.
- The Studio Tour will take place the week after the Loveland Studio Tour (October 8-9 and 15-16) allowing for cross-promotion.
- The Jason and Lucy Greer Foundation for the Arts is once again sponsoring a reduced entry fee.
- The 2022 prices are:
- $125 for individual studios
- $225 for small group studios
- $375 for large groups or cooperative studios
- The 2022 prices are:
ARTIST PRIZE: $1,000 IN ARTIST PRIZE!
The Jason and Lucy Greer Foundation for the Arts also graciously donated $1,000 to be used for cash prizes this year!
$500 Grand Prize * $250 2nd Prize * $125 3rd Prize * $125 Sponsor’s Choice Prize
If you are interested in participating, everyone is encouraged to apply now.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: Monday July 18
Presented by the City of Fort Collins Department of Cultural Services, the Fort Collins Artist Studio Tour and Sale is an educational community arts experience that enhances understanding and appreciation of the visual arts by providing people with first-hand experience with artists in their studios, the creators process and the artwork. This event is also a fundraiser for the visual arts program. Successful Studio Tour Artists:
- Invite people into their working art studio (it could be anything from your kitchen table to your custom-designed getaway, if that’s where you typically make your artwork).
- Provide a demonstration area or exhibit so visitors can either view a work in progress or understand the processes, materials, and techniques involved in creating your work.
- Be prepared to talk with visitors about their art and make sales to visitors.
Due to the current closure of the Carnegie Center for Creativity, the Lincoln Center Art Gallery will host a preview exhibition featuring work from participating studios October 21-23. Artists must be prepared to arrange for the delivery and pick-up of artwork for display.
Artists must be available in their studios during all hours of operation on all days of the tour. Artists must be prepared to accommodate multiple visitors at once and provide an environment that poses no risk to public safety. It is recommended to have an assistant available to provide breaks throughout the weekend.
The Studio Tour is open to artists in the Fort Collins area who produce original artwork on a professional level in a variety of media. Qualified artists will create artwork that:
- a) shows technical skill in handling the medium, with aesthetic ability in composition and design
- b) reflects a unique style, personal vision and consistency for all of the work presented, and
- c) is of original design and manufacture – no kits or other mass-produced products are permitted.
Visual Arts staff will consider the above criteria to determine studio tour eligibility. Only artists whose work meets the above qualifications, as determined by staff, may participate. There is no limit to the number of artists accepted. The decisions of the visual arts staff are final.
Studios with an address and zip code in Fort Collins, Bellvue, or Laporte, or within the following boundary roads will have the highest traffic: County Road 5 east, County Road 30 south, Highway 1 to the north and Lory State Park/Horsetooth Mountain Park/Roosevelt National Forest to the west. Artists with studios outside of this bounded area may apply, but locations outside of this area may have reduced traffic during the weekend event.