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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 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 are supplemental to our regular Family Open Studios program. Performances take place in the Schulman Auditorium at 11:45 a.m. and 1:15 p.m.

Family Open Studios Schedule 2018-2019

Date Exhibition
Saturday, Oct. 13 Beloved Object
Saturday, March 2 Art of the Aloha Shirt: Keoni of Hawaii, 1938-51
Saturday, May 4 Entre Tinta y Lucha: 45 years of L.A. Chicano & Latino Experimental & Innovative Printmaking

Watch for dates and details for the upcoming summer Family Open Studios taking place at the TGIF Concerts in the Parks in 2019!

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