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POST - Philadelphia Open Studio Tours

October 15-23, 2022

A behind-the-scenes view of art in the making...

Photo by R. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia

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Overview

Ever wonder what an artist’s studio really looks like? Philadelphia Open Studio Tours allows everyone a chance to take a sneak peek inside the city’s most creative spaces.

For two weekends in October, artists around the city open their studios to curious visitors, inviting them to talk, check out how they work and purchase artwork. This year’s tours take place October 15 & 16 and October 22 & 23.

With more than 300 artists participating, there’s a huge range of arts and crafts to take in, from painting and photography to textile art, ceramics, light sculpture and more.

The Experience

Gives art lovers the chance to meet some of Philadelphia’s most talented creatives.

Philadelphia Open Studio Tours (or POST) — the largest tour of its kind in the region — gives art lovers the chance to meet some of Philadelphia’s most talented creatives while also exploring a bunch of the city’s thriving neighborhoods.

POST includes self-guided and guided tours of artist studios and related creative workspaces, gallery exhibitions, demonstrations and workshops, artist talks and receptions.

Produced in conjunction with The Center for Emerging Visual Artists, POST tours not only make engaging with Philadelphia’s professional artists super accessible, but also allow participants to craft a tour based solely on personal interests.

Admission & More

Admission is FREE for self-guided tours at participating studios. With anywhere from a dozen to more than 50 studios open for visitation in each neighborhood, POST participants can count on finding a diverse array of artists, mediums and style of space.

Guided Trolley Tours curated by The Center For Emerging Visual Artists are also available. Each tour features a wide range of studio styles, locations, and experiences, but with the added bonus of convenient door-to-door service from Center City, tour kits and a casual wine reception at the conclusion of each tour.

Click the button below for details and pricing information on Guided Trolley Tours.

For more information on Philadelphia Open Studio Tours and a complete listing of participants and events in every Philadelphia neighborhood, click the button below.

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