Over one hundred professional artists, craftspeople and galleries at studio buildings in Berkeley, California will open their doors to the public during the 22nd annual
Berkeley Artisans Holiday Open Studios,Saturdays and Sundays 116 p.m.
November 2425, December 12, 89, 1516, (2224 *✓), 2012.
All manner of fine art and craft will be shown, including blown glass, functional & decorative ceramics, ornaments, Menorahs, lamps & lighting, painted & custom furniture, garden art, floor cloths, one-of-a-kind clothing, textiles, dolls, leather bags, many styles of jewelry, sculpture, photography, paintings, original prints & works on paper, musical instruments, mosaics, work from recycled materials, and artisan food products. All work is handcrafted, and many pieces are
This self-guided tour presents a unique opportunity to meet the artists, to buy original & creative gifts, and to see working craft studios. The art walk gives viewers a glimpse into the creative process, and the opportunity to sign up for classes and workshops. Many studios are in the same building, or are clustered within walking distance.
This much anticipated, popular event is known for the high quality of the work shown. A free
Places to get a directory:
Maps will be printed in the free weekly newspaper, the East Bay Express, starting Wednesday, November 21st through the end of the event (distributed throughout Berkeley, Oakland, and The Bay Area at cafés, bookstores and newsstands).
* = Open extra days during the event & through the end of the year: call studio for more info.
✓= Open December 22–24. Call studio for hours/dates.
Spend a weekend exploring Open Studios. For hotel accommodations, see Visit Berkeley.