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
2018 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
2018 Open Studios Poster/E-mail 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: Marketing Workshop
Monday, Aug. 19, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Community Meeting Room 
City Hall Annex, 344 Broadway, Second Floor

Please join us for the annual Marketing Your Studio Workshop. This FREE workshop is open to all participating artists and will provide you with an overview of some key marketing strategies for spreading the word about the Open Studios weekend to all of your networks.

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.

2019 Cambridge Arts Open Studios Artist Meet-Up: Studio Visits
Saturday, Sept. 28th, 6:30 p.m.
Location TBD

Please join us for the opportunity to meet your neighbors during informal, after-hours visits to the studios in your backyard. Cambridge Arts will designate a “Meet-Up Studio” in neighborhoods where there are a cluster of studios within walking distance of one another. Participating artists will gather at the Meet-Up Studio to view that artist’s work and then walk together to each other’s studios for the chance to experience Cambridge Arts Open Studios as an attendee. Artists will spend approximately 10 – 15 minutes at each studio and the length of the program will depend on the number of artists in attendance.

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.