For Artists

The 11th annual city-wide Cambridge Arts Open Studios
will be held Saturday, Sept. 28, 12pm - 6pm 
& Sunday, Sept. 29, 11am - 5pm

Below are some downloadable/printable resources for participating artists to utilize to promote and create way-finding for their spaces during the open studios weekend as well as a few tips on how to market yourself year around.

Artist Resources:
Registration Information
Turn Your Home into a Studio: Resources & Best Practices by artist Janet Malenfant
2019 Cambridge Arts Open Studios Brochure 
Studio Sign Template for your door/building
Directional Arrow (down)
Directional Arrow (up)
Directional Arrow (right)
Directional Arrow (left)
Neighbor Invitation Letter
Social Media Table Tent
Cambridge Arts Open Studios Logo
2019 Open Studios Online Map
2019 Open Studios Poster

2019 Open Studios Email Image

Marketing Tips:
Preparing for Open Studios: A Suggested Timeline

2019 Cambridge Arts Open Studios Artist Meet-Ups

Based on feedback from Open Studios artists requesting additional opportunities to engage with each other, Cambridge Arts is launching an Artist Meet-Up Series. Join us at a variety of times throughout the year to connect with your fellow Cambridge Arts Open Studios artists, swap tips about how best to prep for the weekend, and more. Please see below for our 2019 Cambridge Arts Open Studios Artist Meet-Ups.

2019 Cambridge Arts Open Studios Artist Meet-Up: FREE Marketing Workshop - Making the Most of Open Studios
Monday, Aug. 19, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Community Meeting Room 
City Hall Annex, 344 Broadway, Second Floor

Perfect for artists who are new to publicizing, displaying, and selling their work or for those who feel they could use some refreshers, this FREE workshop, presented by local arts marketing professional Anna Koon, will cover all you need to know to make your open studios weekend a successful experience for both you and your customers. We will discuss how to market the event, how to make the most of exhibiting and selling your art, and how to use the event to further your creative journey. Discussion will include supplies, tips, and tools. Time is allotted for tackling questions and concerns, so that each participant will have a personalized, confident strategy. Participants are given take-home materials to help them prepare for the big event!

Anna Koon applies her experience as a small business consultant and professional artist to her workshops and creative coaching. She is the founder of the Focusing Series and has developed workshops and curricula for the Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston, the Jamaica Plain Arts Council, the Danforth Museum, The Eliot School of Fine and Applied Arts, Belmont Artists Association, and Arts Worcester with additional work with creatives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She has a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design, with further studies at The Atlanta College of Art, and the Photography School of France.

2019 Cambridge Arts Open Studios Artist Meet-Up: Marketing Materials Social
Monday, Sept. 9, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Location: Participating Artist Studio in North Cambridge. Location will be sent to registered artists.

Distributing Cambridge Arts Open Studios marketing materials throughout Cambridge is incredibly important for the success of the event and it can be fun, too! At this meet-up, we’ll start with a “happy-hour” style social when you’ll be able to meet other Open Studios artists and pick up your marketing materials. We’ll then discuss distribution locations and, in teams, head out to paper the town.

Partner Organization Event

Cambridge Art Association presents Instagram Strategy for Artists with Molly Akin
Thursday, September 12th, 2019 10am – 1pm
Want to use Instagram to promote your Open Studios participation but need to learn more? Open Studios’ partnering organization the Cambridge Art Association will be hosting an Instagram workshop specifically geared towards artists. Please click here to see their website, learn more, and register. Please note that this event is not produced by Cambridge Arts and that registration fees apply.

Previous Cambridge Arts Open Studios Artist Meet-Ups

2019 Cambridge Arts Open Studios Artist Meet-Up: Kickoff Reception
Monday, April 8, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Location: Albertine Press, 1309 Cambridge St., Cambridge MA 02139

Please join us as we celebrate 10 successful years of Cambridge Arts Open Studios and look forward to another event in 2019. You’ll have the opportunity to re-connect with fellow Cambridge artists, learn how to get more deeply involved with Open Studios, and ask any questions you have about the registration process. We’ll have information about joining the Advisory Committee, a new mentorship program for turning your home into a studio, and registration. Welcome to all Open Studios veterans and any Cambridge-based artist interested in learning more about participating in 2019.