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Family Open Studios

Family Open Studios are free art-making workshops designed for the whole family's participation. 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 the finished project 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 generously funded by the Carlsbad Friends of the Arts. The “Plus” programs are made possible by the Carlsbad Library and Arts Foundation’s Robert H. Gartner Cultural Endowment Fund. “Plus” performing arts programs take place in the Schulman Auditorium at 11:45 a.m. and again at 1:15 p.m.

Family Open Studios Schedule 2018

Date Exhibition
March 3 A Treasured Collection of Haitian Art
May 12 Prom Dress: Seventeen on Being 17

 Watch for dates and details for the upcoming Family Open Studios taking place at the TGIF Concerts in the Parks!