Gorge Artists Open Studios Tour is an annual, self-guided tour of juried Columbia River Gorge artists' studios. The Tour, founded in 2006, provides an opportunity for the public to experience and enjoy art while meeting artists at work in their studios.

Please read the following information carefully before submitting your application.


Artists who can show in a working studio located in the Columbia River Gorge from Cascade Locks to the Dalles and from Parkdale, OR to Troutlake/Goldendale, WA are eligible to apply. Juried artists may show independently or share a studio space with another juried GAOS artist. You may showcase art in your home if this is where you work.

It is the intent of Gorge Artists to showcase working studios and to serve as a year-round guide to art in The Gorge, promoting artists in enduring locations; "pop-­up" shows are not permitted. Exception is made for one or more Gorge studio artists to show at The Dalles Art Center, a founding sponsor of the tour. Exception may also be made for heritage art guilds. Studio location must be clearly defined at the time of application and artist must be prepared to have their studio vetted.


  • Application Fee: $35. This fee entitles your application to be juried for acceptance into the Tour. It is nonrefundable.

  • Participation Fee: Upon acceptance, $395.

  • Reduced Participation Fee: Upon acceptance, $225. Note: Reduced participation means an 8-hour (or more) commitment to committee work on behalf of the Tour. Read the FAQs to learn more.


  • 2020 Tour: April 24, 25, and 26, from 10am - 5pm.

  • Call to Artists: Opens August 15, 2019.

  • Application Fee and Form Submission: September 30, 2019. No extensions.

  • Jury Process: Mid-October, 2019.

  • Notification of Acceptance: by October 31, 2019.

  • Participation Fee: Upon acceptance, due by November 30, 2019.

  • Drop-out Deadline: November 30, 2019 (refund of participation fee will incur $25 for processing. Refunds are not available after November 30, 2019.)


Before beginning the application, be sure to have your information and images at hand. Information includes the usual — addresses, email address, web address, important social media links, credit card information, and so on.

Submitted images must include a studio shot and three images of your original artwork. Specifications can be found on the Images page during that application process.


Click the button below to enter the application screens. Plan to spend a few minutes here as work is not saved until the form is submitted.

Thank you for your interest in the 2020 Gorge Artists Open Studios Tour!

Painting By Mark Nilsson

Painting By Mark Nilsson