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Family Open Studios

Family Open Studios are free art-making workshops designed for the whole family to participate in and occur in conjunction with exhibitions at the William D. Cannon Art Gallery and at local community events. Some benefits include:

  • The opportunity to create a work of art (suited for all age levels)
  • Professional artists/instructor assistance
  • Taking your finished work of art home

When: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on select weekends. No reservations required. See the schedule below.
Where: Carlsbad City Library complex and around the city of Carlsbad.
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

Upcoming Family Open Studios at the Cannon Art Gallery

Saturday, Oct. 12 Ansel Adams: Early Works 
Saturday, April 11  Edges Frayed 


Upcoming Family Open Studios in the Community 


Sunday, Nov. 3,
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Carlsbad Village Street Faire
2965 Roosevelt St. (in the back parking lot)
Sunday, Nov. 3,
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park
6200 Flying LC Lane

Tour the Ranch and participate in a Day of the Dead art
project to celebrate local cultural heritage


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