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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 at Carlsbad Community Events

Sunday, Aug. 11 Art in the Village 


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