Washington County Open Studios Tour

The 2017 Washington County Open Studios tour will be held on October 21 and 22.  Online artist registration for 2017 ended on May 1st.  Here is a link to the list of participating artists and galleries for 2017.

If you have any questions about Washington County Open Studios, including questions for the artists, questions about registration or questions about sponsorship please use our contact form and we will forward your question to the appropriate person.

Washington County Open Studios would not be possible without our sponsors. Click here for more information about becoming a sponsor of the 2017 tour.


Participating Artists 2017

Here are some of the artists that will be participating in the 2017 Open Studios Tour


Watch This Space!

Washington County Artists are gearing up for the 2017 Studio Tours! We are thinking ahead to October, planning what we want to share with our neighbors, making sure our studios are going to be welcoming and interesting for visitors and thinking about what makes our art and our studio unique.  Through the summer we will …

Our 2017 Artists and Galleries

These are the artists and galleries that will be participating in the Open Studios Tour 2017. Catherine Bede Darla Boljat Michele Bufton David Cordes Susan Curington Les Dougherty Kathie Ellis Peggy Falconer Penny Forrest Evelyn Fritz Joyce Gabriel Tim Gabriel Linda Gerrard Chris Goldthorpe Merry Goldthorpe Angela Grainger Terry Grant Jennifer Harlow Bob Heath Sam …


The Washington County Open Studios tour is a project of the Washington County Art Alliance, a volunteer based organization dedicated to enhancing community vitality through art.

The first Washington County Open Studios tour was dreamed up six years ago in the fall of 2010. Seventeen artists gathered in a living room, planned and took the plunge, holding their inaugural event just three short months later. What they lacked in time they made up by enthusiasm and commitment to their dream of connecting local artists with their community.

Since then, the number of participating artists has tripled, and the visitors to their studios is over 2000 on the tour weekend. Local galleries have been added to the venue, and a sneak preview exhibit is held prior to the actual tour. The range of media found in the tour–from the traditional to contemporary–attracts all walks of life and makes a fine showcase of our neighborhood talent.

The Washington County Art Alliance is proud make their Open Studios tour available to everyone. There is no charge to visit the tour, artist entrance fees are kept low, and many studios are wheelchair accessible. This is made possible by generous sponsors from local businesses, grants from the Cultural Commission of Washington County, and a lot of hard work and dedication of time by our artists. We are honored by their commitment to keep visual arts strong in our community.

artsmonth_logo_4cOpen Studios is proud to be part of Hillsboro Arts Month, an initiative of the Hillsboro Arts & Culture Council designed to highlight the arts and culture community of the City of Hillsboro. October 2016 featured over 50 arts and cultural events and classes in the Hillsboro community including music, dance, and theater performances; visual art exhibits and artists studio tours; literary readings, lectures, and workshops; and film screenings.

Our 2017 Sponsors

These are some of the sponsors for Washington County Open Studios 2017 (  more will be added to this page as we process the graphics )