Is the Tour Right for My Gallery or School?

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

A: Application is open to x

Q: What is the application deadline?

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 locations are showing, and weekend 2 (Encore weekend) is optional.

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

A. For Galleries or Schools the 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?

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

Q. What kinds of Galleries and Schools are eligible for the tour?

A. x

Q. Does my school or gallery need to be open for the entire tour?

A. Your place 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, you must also be open and staffed 10 am to 5 pm on Friday through Sunday, November 15, 16, and 17.

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. Yes, you are responsible for your own insurance

Q. Does my fee include an ad in the printed guide?

A. Your Gallery or School will be listed in the guide. You will be offered a discount on print advertising in the guide.

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

Galleries or Schools, please complete this agreement to proceed

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. 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. 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. 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