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SV Open Studios showcases local artists

Local artists are scheduled to open their studios to the public beginning this weekend during the annual Silicon Valley Open Studios event, slated the first three weekends in May.

Saturday and Sunday will feature artists from Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Atherton, Belmont, Burlingame, East Palo Alto, Hillsborough, Menlo Park, Palo Alto, Redwood City, San Mateo and Woodside. May 10 and 11 will showcase artists from Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Santa Clara, Stanford and Sunnyvale. Two Los Altos artists are slated to participate the weekend of May 17 and 18. All artists will open their studios from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Silicon Valley Open Studios is a nonprofit organization that has connected art enthusiasts with local art and artists for 28 years. More than 380 artists in the South Bay and on the Peninsula are participating in this year’s event.

Artists work in a variety of visual media – painting, watercolors, mixed media, jewelry, photography, sculpture and pottery.

“This free event enables visitors to spend quality time with the artists in a comfortable setting,” said Mel Thomsen, executive director of Silicon Valley Open Studios. “Visitors can talk with the artists, see a larger body of the artists’ work than is typically available and, in some cases, see the artists at work.”

For a complete list of locations, artists and contact information, visit svos.org and click “Find an Artist.”

Directories with listings and maps to the artists’ studios are available at more than 400 locations throughout the Bay Area. For more information, visit svos.org and click “Find a Directory.”

Los Altos-LAH artist locations

May 3 and 4

• 1644 Kensington Ave., Los Altos

• 25010 La Loma Drive, Los Altos Hills

May 10 and 11

• 1220 Arthur Court, Los Altos

• 1005 Highlands Circle, Los Altos

• 1471 Hollidale Court, Los Altos

• 750 Jordan Ave., Los Altos

• 1644 Kensington Ave., Los Altos

• 475 Knoll Drive, Los Altos

• 640 Leaf Court, Los Altos

• 1000 Loyola Drive, Los Altos

• 143 Main St., Los Altos

• 1510 Oak Ave., Los Altos

• 1440 Oakhurst Ave., Los Altos

• 821 Riverside Drive, Los Altos

• 2234 Vineyard Court, Los Altos

• 25010 La Loma Drive, Los Altos Hills

• 24747 Olive Tree Lane, Los Altos Hills

• 23230 Ravensbury Ave., Los Altos Hills

• 1050 Rilma Lane, Los Altos Hills

May 17 and 18

• 1220 Arthur Court, Los Altos

• 1644 Kensington Ave., Los Altos

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