Open Studios Registration

The 2019 Cambridge Arts Open Studios
will be held Saturday, Sept. 28, 12- 6pm 
& Sunday, Sept. 29, 11am-5pm

Venue Types

Artists are welcome to show in their own space (i.e. a studio or home) or in a group venue. Cambridge Arts will arrange at least one group or "common" venue/exhibition space in each neighborhood of the city to host artists that might not otherwise have a place to show their works. If you are interested in showing at a Common Venue, please make sure to note this on your registration form. If you would like to collaborate independently with other artists to have a group venue, please feel free to do so.

Artist Demonstrations
Open Studios provides artists with the rare opportunity to show members of the public your process and inspiration. Take the Open Studios experience a step farther by demonstrating how your work is created.

Performing Artists
Cambridge Arts invites performing artists of all media (music, dance, theater, poetry, etc.) to showcase their work by pairing with a studio artist or common venue. Performing Artists may also participate by opening their own space as well. Paired performance slots at individual studios or common venues will be assigned in consultation with artists after the registration deadline. Each participating artist will have a 30 minute "showcase" in which to perform their works. Groups may also perform but setups must be simple. Performers that register as a group may only perform as a group. Group participation fees apply.

Event Hours

Cambridge Arts understands that in 2019 Rosh Hashanah will begin at sunset (roughly 6:30 p.m.) on the second day of Cambridge Arts Open Studios, Sunday, Sept. 29.  After conversations with the Cambridge Arts Council Board and the Cambridge Arts Open Studios Advisory Committee, we have changed the Open Studios hours on Sunday from noon – 6 p.m. to 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. in order to help accommodate Jewish artists who wish to participate in Open Studios and to observe the holiday. Cambridge Arts is committed to serving all the artists, residents, and visitors of Cambridge, Massachusetts, and does not discriminate on the basis of religion. If you have any questions about this change or wish to discuss how it affects your participation, please contact Julie Barry, Director of Community Arts, at 617-349-4381 or

Registration Opens
Monday, March 11, 2019.

Early Registration Deadline
Monday, April 15, 2019. (Discounts Apply!) 
General Registration Deadline
Wednesday, May 15, 2019.

How to register for Cambridge Arts Open Studios:

• You must complete both the payment and portfolio steps via SlideRoom before registration is considered complete. 
• If you do not wish to pay online, personal checks or money orders are accepted in person at the Cambridge Arts Council. You must still log onto SlideRoom and create your portfolio before registration will be considered complete.
• New to Cambridge Arts Open Studios? We will provide registration assistance and access to a computer at our offices. Please call 617-349-4380 with any questions or to make an appointment for help registering.

Registration Fees and Links

Individual Visual Artists:
Early Registration - $60
General Registration - $75
Click here to register as an individual visual artist.

Visual Artist Student Rates:
Early Registration - $30
General Registration - $35
Click here to register as an visual artist student.

Early Registration - $100
General Registration - $125
Click here to register as an institution/organization.

Performing Artists:
Early Registration - $35
General Registration - $40 
Click here to register as a performing artist.