A group of member artists gather for open studio most Fridays at 10 a.m. in the Second Floor Gallery of the ArtWorks Center. All artists welcome for $5. Members free. 


We will be opening the clay cavern for open studio hours from 5PM-7PM the following dates:

June 4th, June 6th, June 11th, June 18th, July 2nd, July 11th, July 16th, July 18th, July 23rd, July 30th, August 1st, August 6th, August 8th.

Here's a quick run-down of how we keep the good vibes rolling (aka the rules).

Here's a quick run-down of how we keep the good vibes rolling (aka the rules).

The Open Studio is open ArtWorks Center business hours:

Tuesday - Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday from 10a.m. to 3 p.m.

How it works:

  • Grab your favorite art supplies (paint, paper, canvas, etc. are all cool. Clay you'll grab from us; we like to keep our kiln healthy and to do that we need to control what goes in it.)

  • Drive, ride your bike, walk, or run to 300 N. Main St. (We have parking in the back as well as street parking.)

  • Open studio takes place downstairs in the Clay Cavern or the Second Floor Gallery, but you'll want to stop by our front desk to pay the $5 entry fee before heading down (unless you're an Austin Area Arts member, in which case open studio is free.*) Occasionally, one of the spaces will be closed for a private event. The folks at the desk can advise you on that.

  • If you want to throw on one of our wheels, you'll have to catch an orientation session. Contact us at 434-0934 to schedule.

  • Pick your favorite spot, set up, and get your art on!

  • If you'll be working on something other than clay, please bring your own materials with you.


  • Free for Austin Area Arts members

  • $5 for those who are not yet members*

  • Clay: $50 for a 25lb bag. Glaze and kiln fees are included in the cost of clay.

*wink wink nudge nudge