Los Altos-Los Altos Hills artists open doors for annual tours

Artists from Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and Mountain View are scheduled to open their studios to the public during the annual Silicon Valley Open Studios 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 6, 7, 13 and 14.

More than 360 artists in approximately 150 locations will display their art. The artists work in a variety of visual media, including painting, fiber arts, printmaking, mixed media, photography and ceramics.

“SVOS offers a unique opportunity for art lovers to get up close and personal with the artists,” said Mel Thomsen, executive director of the event. “This free event grows more popular every year because visitors enjoy connecting with the artists and seeing so much of their work at one time. This is also an easy way for art enthusiasts to start an art collection.”

In addition to showcasing established talent, Silicon Valley Open Studios attracts emerging and first-time artists.

“Curators of many of the area’s finest galleries and museums come to SVOS looking for new talent,” Thomsen said.

Reservations are not required.

For a complete list of locations, artists and contact information, visit A digital copy of the directory with listings and maps to the artists’ studios is available at

Hard copies of the directory are available at approximately 480 locations throughout the Bay Area, including many libraries. To find a location near you, visit and click “Find a Directory.”

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