Artoberfest, Third Annual Salinas Artist Studio Tour kicks off on California Arts Day – also proclaimed Salinas Arts Day by Salinas Mayor Donohue – the First Friday of October during the Art Walk in Oldtown Salinas. Artoberfest celebrates the beginning of National Arts & Humanities Month, which takes place in October.
The incredibly talented Artists of Salinas and the Salinas Valley open their art studios to the public on Saturday and Sunday October 6 & 7 & October 13 & 14 for this free event. Hours are from 11am to 5pm both weekends. Many studios will have light refreshments available.
This free public event starts with an evening of art and music at the First Fridays Art Walk in Oldtown Salinas celebrating California Arts Day from 5pm to 8pm on October 5. Artists’ Studios are open from 11am to 5pm October 6 & 7 in Salinas and October 13 & 14 in the Valley.
Art aficionados and folks who are just curious are welcome to participate in the Artoberfest event. River Road Wine Trail wineries are invited to host artists painting, creating, and demonstrating for the plein air contest both days.
Plein Air Painting fesstival and competition is on September 28, 29 & 30, just before the opening night of Artoberfest. Maps are available online Artist Application
Studio Tour Application
Artoberfest Poster PDF
Studio Tour Map
Artoberfest P.O. Box 548 Salinas CA 93902
Organizer: Trish Sullivan 831.594.1799