The wait is over! You can now pre-order your tickets for the new and improved South Valley Art Tour! On March 30-31, 2019, a collection of over twenty-five artists from Visalia, Tulare, Lindsay, Porterville, and Springville, featuring nationally recognized artists, as well as aspiring greats, invite you into their personal workspaces for a behind-the-scenes tour. Get to know the faces and hands behind Tulare County’s best artwork! Broaden your art horizons and make personal connections with creative minds in your community!
Tickets are $25 which will admit two people into the annual South Valley Art Tour. Pre-ordered tickets through January 31, 2019, will be offered at a special early bird price of $20*. You will receive a keepsake magazine (known as the Passport) that will provide all the information maps and directions needed to access the studios and artists. You will also receive two commemorative pens that will allow you access into each studio.
Formally known as The South Valley Artists’ Studio Tour, the South Valley Studio Tour remains Tulare County’s widest-reaching art event of the year. Because of the tremendous growth of the South Valley Art Tour, we are now featuring the Southern and Northern regions of Tulare County on alternating years (we will be featuring the Northern region on March 28-29 in 2020).
Get to know the faces and hands behind Tulare County’s best artwork! Broaden your art horizons and make personal connections with creative minds in your community! To allow guests to an opportunity to see each artist new to the tour this year, we will be mapping out the best route for from the studio of our featured artist Daniel Bonilla Vera.
*We will notify you when your collectible passport is ready to be picked up at the Visalia Arts Consortium at 300 E. Oak Ave., Visalia CA, 93291, with other pickup options to be determined.
Show and sell your art in the comfort of your own creative space on Saturday, March 30 and Sunday 31, 2019 during our South Valley Art Tour. At this event, you will help us increase the value of the arts in Tulare County by providing our community with 1) the opportunity to further understand the value of your art through demonstrations, 2) insights into your individual creative processes, and 3) a behind the scenes look at the different phases or facets of your work. The SVAT also 4) allows you to answer questions and make more personalized relationships with prospective clients.
WHAT HAS CHANGED: Due to popular demand, the Arts Consortium’s biennial South Valley Artists’ Studio Tour is now an annual event which we are calling the South Valley Art Tour. Along with the change to our event’s name, our 2019 South Valley Art Tour will feature artist studios located SOUTH of Highway 198. If your studio is located South of 198, we would love to have you on the tour. If your studio is located North of 198, we will be featuring you in 2020. Studios along Highway 198 located east of Lake Kaweah will be considered part of the Northern studios.
WHAT HAS STAYED THE SAME: Registration to our South Valley Art Tour is still only $50.00. Also, if you are located on the North end of Tulare County or you don’t have a studio space of your own, feel free to combine your creative forces and show space with other artists. If you do not know someone who might host you, we can help find you a shared space!
All artists must register individually, before October 31st in order to be included in our printed promotional materials. No exceptions will be made. Registration fees are non-refundable.