top of page

How it Works

Working artists in the Gainesville area open up their studios to the general public every year for a weekend in July.


On this self-guided tour, you have the unique opportunity to witness art in the making through impromptu demonstrations and examples of the artistic process in various stages.


You'll be able to ask each artist questions about their process, see that process in action, and purchase a wide range of original works of art directly from each artist.

Kickoff Party 

Friday July 14, 6pm - 9pm


This year, to kick off the tour we are hosting a party on Friday, July 14 from 6pm - 9pm at GFAA Gallery  1314 S Main St Gainesville, FL 32601

The kickoff party is open to the general public. You can expect participating studio tour artists to be there, giving you an opportunity to meet the artists before the weekend tour.

The Summer Showcase exhibit will be on display in the gallery featuring a variety of local artists across different mediums.

The kickoff party is generously sponsored by Superette Wine + Provisions. Thoughtfully curated fare and refreshments will be served. Music by Jack Edmondson. 


1511 northwest 2nd street
Gainesville, FL 32601

Weekend Tour
Saturday - Sunday, July 15 - 16, 10am - 5pm


Get out your map, or cell phones with our handy online map, and plot your route across Gainesville to visit the 19 studios on this year's tour.


You can start at any studio you choose. Don't know where to start? Start at Studio 1 and follow the map from there.


As you drive around town you'll know you are close when you see signs like the one below.


Tour brochures will be available at GFAA Gallery and during the tour at every artist studio if you prefer paper maps. Otherwise use our interactive online map to navigate to each studio.


This year we have 27 artists total, so some studios will have multiple artists showcasing their process and art. 


212 SE 1st Street

Gainesville, Florida 32601

Traveling from out of town?

Need more time to visit all 19 of our studios?


This year we've partnered with the Hyatt Place - Gainesville Downtown to offer our studio tour attendees a special discount when they book a room during the weekend of the Studio Tour.

  • $109/night for King and Double Queen rooms

  • Includes valet parking

  • Thurs July 13 - Mon July 17

Follow the link below to book your room today.

bottom of page