About Open Studios Alta/Pasa/Dena

Altadena and Pasadena

have a rich heritage and association with the arts, and a strong cultural appreciation and support of artists, galleries and museums.  Many artists have been attracted to live in this area.  Because of the proliferation of so much talent here, it was natural for the idea of an Open Studios tour of our local artists and studios to take root.  Not only has the idea taken root, it has blossomed from the original show in December of 2013 with five locations and nine artists, to a bi-annual event with the last show featuring 75 artists at 41 locations in Altadena/Pasadena.

The Open Studios Art Tour

provides an intimate view into the artist’s life and studio; to be able to see where and how ideas are conceived and developed.  When visiting an artist’s studio, the creative process becomes apparent and is unique to each artist.  It provides a personal, individualized experience, unlike the setting of a typical gallery show.  This is what makes our event so special.

Mission Statement

Open Studios offers the community a personal look into the private studios of the many talented, local artists.  Each artist freely shares the information and process for their own individual and unique artwork.  The serious art collector or the newly interested art enthusiast is welcome to a stress free, self-guided tour featuring many mediums that include paintings, sculptures, jewelry, assemblages, photography, music, poetry and more.   

Our Art Tour

takes place over two days, from 11 am until 5 pm on Saturday and Sunday.  It is a self guided tour, allowing visitors to visit with as many artists and locations as desired.  Each location offers varying artists and art styles and all offer hospitality and a chance to support local art and make new friends.

Art and other one-of-a-kind, handmade items are available for purchase at most locations and at our retail hosts.  Some locations offer food, and some offer music and other amenities. We hope that you enjoy this Open Studios Art Tour and remember to:

“Meet Neighborhood Artists, Come Curious and Leave Inspired”

For more information see our FAQ page.
Patrick Gothard - Founder Open studios Alta/Pasa/Dena

The Team

Organizing Committee

Patrick Gothard / Administration, Founder of the Feast

Mary Gothard / Administration Chairperson

Linda Ternoir / Administration Secretary

Geri Johnston / Administrative Accountant

Nina Ehlig / Development, Artist Liaison

Lori Webster / Development, Corporate Representative

Patricia Woodlin / Development, Curation Advisor

Irene Bouzas / Marketing, Art Director

Tamara Tolkin / Operations, Artist Reception, Auction, Meetings and more

Suki MoonPie / Operations, Artist Reception, Auction, Meetings and more

Direct Contact Information:

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Open Studios Admin Team at:  openstudios.team@gmail.com, and one of the team members will follow-up as needed.

General Tour Inquiries
Email Mary Gothard, Chairperson:

Artist Liaison
Nina Ehilg
tarnishedscorpio@yahoo.com or call: 626-840-773

Advertising Sales:

Mailing Address:
2591 Fair Oaks Ave, #215
Altadena, CA  91001

Web Development

Leah & Ted Knecht / Webmasters

Sonali Kolhatkar / Web Designer