Is the Tour Right for Me?

Q: How do I qualify for for the Placer Artists Tour?

A: Application is open to all artists 18 and over living or working in Placer County, and all art mediums. Artists must create their own work or work in collaboration. No kits.

Q: What is the application deadline for tour artists?

A: April 30th.

Q: What are the hours and dates for the Tour?

A: November 8, 9, 10, & 15, 16, 17, from 10am-5pm. Weekend 1 all artists are showing, and weekend 2 (Encore weekend) is optional.

Q. What is the fee to participate in the tour?

A. The fee for artists is $250. For Galleries or Schools it is $350. These fees cover about 25% of the annual cost to produce the tour. These fees are non-refundable.

Q. Where do I access important Tour Dates for Artists?

A. Please find an up-to-date list at

Q. What kinds of artwork are eligible for the tour?

A. Artists may only submit and show their own work. Artists must agree not to exhibit, sell or host artists not officially registered on the tour in the space over which they have interest or control.
It is recommended that participating artists exhibit a minimum of 15 pieces of original art, created within the last three years.

Q. Do I need to be at my studio for the entire tour?

A. Your studio must be open and staffed from 10 am to 5 pm on Friday through Sunday, November 8, 9, and 10. If you participate in the Encore weekend, your studio must also be open and staffed 10 am to 5 pm on Friday through Sunday, November 15, 16, and 17. If this doesn’t work for you, this Tour is not for you.

Q. What other time commitments do I need to consider?

A. Accepted artists are given the opportunity to volunteer for tour-related tasks and in doing so may be eligible for a partial tour refund.
Artists will also be required to submit one piece of artwork to the Tour’s preview show in October.
Artists are required to attend the Artist Potluck in September.
A regional meeting of artists in your area, date TBA.
Attend an artist orientation. Artist Orientations May 30 Zoom or June 1 in person, New artists June 12

Q. What are the studio requirements?

A. Artists must meet ONE of the following location eligibility requirements:
a. Have a home or art studio in Placer County that is suitable for public access and display.
b. Have a year-round working studio within a gallery.
We reserve the right to decline or require a change of sites for any studio that Tour staff deems inaccessible or unsafe to the public. 

Q. Can I share a studio location with another artist?

A. Studio sharing is encouraged! If you wish to share a location, you must arrange your own share prior to completing the application. Opportunities for sharing may be found via Placer County Artists Facebook Page at . Please join the page and post if you need a studio to share or if you have space for other artists at your location.

Q. I’m a new artist. Is there a way to get a fee reduction?

A. Yes! A limited number of New Artists Fee Reductions are available. This program reduces fees to $100 for a limited number of first-time artists. This option will be available to early applications and will be closed once the Program is full.

Q. Do I need a resale license?

A. Yes, all studios/artists must hold or apply for a California Sellers Permit through the CA Dept of Tax and Fee Administration Click here for information

Q. Do I need insurance?

A. All studios/artists are responsible for their own insurance. Click here for information.

Q. Sounds good to me, what do I do next?

A. If the tour IS for you, please complete the agreement below and pay your fee. You will receive a link to the online submission form upon payment.

Q. I have another question, who can I talk to?

A. Our Communications Director can give you a call. Please send an inquiry to

ARTISTS please complete this agreement to proceed