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Family Open Studios

Family Open Studios are free art-making workshops designed for the whole family to participate in. They are presented in conjunction with exhibitions at the William D. Cannon Art Gallery and allow visitors to:

  • View the current exhibition in the gallery
  • Create works of art in the courtyard (suited for all age levels)
  • Benefit from professional artists/instructor assistance
  • Take your finished work of art home

When: Saturdays (see schedule below) 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. No reservations required.
Where: Carlsbad City Library complex
Cost: Free, all materials and workspace are provided.

Family Open Studios are presented by the City of Carlsbad’s Cultural Arts Office and are partially funded by the Carlsbad Friends of the Arts. 

Family Open Studios Schedule 2019-2020

Date Exhibition
Saturday, May 4 Entre Tinta y Lucha: 45 years of Self Help Graphics & Art
Saturday, Oct. 12 Ansel Adams: Early Works 
Saturday, Jan. 11  2020 Invitational
Saturday, April 4  The Circle and the Square 

Family Open Studios is back for another summer at all TGIF Concerts in the Parks for 2019.

Family Open Studios will be open from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at each location:

  • June 21, 28 and July 5 at Stagecoach Community Park
  • July 12 and 19 at Poinsettia Community
  • July 26 and August 2 at Calavera Hills Community Park
  • August 9 and 16 at Alga Norte Community Park

Questions? Contact the Cultural Arts Office at 760-602-2090 or arts@carlsbadca.gov