Win Tickets ($9.99): 2014 Portland Open Studios Tour | 96 Artists Open Their Studios to the Public

We are giving away Portland Open Studios smartphone apps (3 in total – each app serves as a ticket for two adults, children, and youths are free). Smartphone app allows visitors to browse artwork by participating artist, plan which artists to see, and use Google maps to navigate to artists’ studios. Winners can choose between iPhone or Android version of the app.

To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner drawn and e-mailed October 6th.

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From our sponsors:
Portland Open StudiosPortland Open Studios Tour 2014
October 11-12 & 18-19, 2014
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
$20 for a Full-Color Tour Guide Calendar
$9.99 for an iPhone App and Android App
$5.00 for a Map-Only Ticket.
(Each includes a ticket for two adults, children under 18 free)

Portland Open Studios offers a unique and inspiring form of experiential education: interacting with local artists at work within the context of their studios. All around metro Portland in an annual tour of studios, visitors can watch molten glass or fine porcelain stretch into a vessel, imagine a landscape moments before it is painted, learn about the mysterious process of encaustic and much more.

Art lovers of all ages and walks of life can discover new materials, learn about ancient techniques, and share the wonders of creativity with friends and family. Have you always been curious about what moves an artist to work in the way that they do? Experience creativity!


  • A $20 Full-Color Tour Guide Calendar (look for our new larger format), comes with images of artworks, coupons, and an opportunity to win prizes. Included is a fold-out map with contact info and directions to the studios which is your ticket for two adults (children under 18 free).
  • A $9.99 iPhone or Android App includes tickets for two adults and kids under 18 (good for all 4 days), an interactive map linked to Google maps, a catalog of artworks by all artists and contact information for all artists.
  • A $5.00 map-only ticket will be for sale close to the event date.

Available from participating artists, at New Seasons, Collage, Muse and I’ve Been Framed, as well as many local independent art stores listed on

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21 Responses to Win Tickets ($9.99): 2014 Portland Open Studios Tour | 96 Artists Open Their Studios to the Public

  1. Luna Raven September 24, 2014 at 10:13 am #

    This sounds like a great way to get out and interact with more artists!

  2. Kimi September 25, 2014 at 3:44 pm #

    I try to do this every year – such a great event!

  3. Aurelia September 25, 2014 at 4:36 pm #

    I need more art in my life – would love to attend!

  4. Amy September 25, 2014 at 4:42 pm #

    I’m an artist and could use some inspiration!

  5. Jill Stewart September 25, 2014 at 5:59 pm #

    I’ve never been, and am determined to go this year! Love watching artists create.

  6. sikoya September 26, 2014 at 8:48 am #

    art feeds the soul, and is necessary for a happy life

  7. Allison Walker Payne September 26, 2014 at 8:55 am #

    My 86 year old mom is an artist who just moved here from Arizona. I’d love to show her the incredible creativity we have here in Portland!

  8. Ian September 26, 2014 at 11:03 am #

    Art for Arts sake eh

  9. Heather September 28, 2014 at 11:15 am #

    I just started my art business and would love to attend to view what other artist’s are doing in the neighborhood and learn new techniques!

  10. Leonard September 29, 2014 at 11:55 am #

    never miss the open studios

  11. Drew October 1, 2014 at 10:48 am #

    I’m about to have my first show and I would love to meet more artists before I put up my art!

  12. Malinda lefave October 2, 2014 at 7:50 pm #

    I love seeing the artists in their studios and understand Ing where they are coming from

  13. karen October 2, 2014 at 8:25 pm #

    Planning a trip to the Columbia Gorge would love to participate in Portland’s Studio tour.

  14. Jeanne October 3, 2014 at 10:39 am #

    Would love to see these local artists in their environment!

  15. Jess October 3, 2014 at 11:28 am #

    This sounds spectacular

  16. Tracy Chapman October 3, 2014 at 12:11 pm #

    I really want to be an artist / designer and I’d love to go on this tour to see what other people are doing :)

  17. Edyta Salak October 3, 2014 at 11:10 pm #

    The artists in this years Open Studios show off the best of Portland.

  18. Serene Lau October 3, 2014 at 11:24 pm #

    Hi !!!

    My name is Serene and im an international student attending school in portland. Im new to Portland and so I really hope that I can get a chance to build a relationship with the locals and environment here. Since I enjoy art, I think winning tickets to this event woukd give me a great opportunity to explore portland !!! This will be an amazing experience to bring back to my country !!!! Please let me win this :))))

    • Jason Kappus October 6, 2014 at 6:35 pm #


      Thank you for your thorough comment. All high school and college students are eligible for free tickets (regardless of this giveaway), just send an e-mail to [email protected] with your preferred ticket type (iPhone, Android, Tour Guide Calendar, Map-only ticket) and we’ll get one to you.

      Jason Kappus
      Administrator, Portland Open Studios

  19. Jamie October 7, 2014 at 12:46 am #

    I love art and have never done Portland Studios- I’d love to check this out!

  20. LG October 9, 2014 at 2:58 pm #

    I’ve been to Open Studios in other cities – they are inspiring! i’d love to see these in portland.

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