Welcome to the Biannual Point Reyes Open Studios
Art lovers from around the Bay Area are invited to visit artists’ studios in the Point Reyes area every Memorial Day and Thanksgiving Weekend. Local artists open their studios to the public 11am to 5pm, Saturday – Monday on Memorial Day weekend and Friday – Sunday on Thanksgiving weekend.
The Point Reyes Open Studios Group (PROS) was established in 1997 to promote the work of artists living around Tomales Bay. Realizing the wealth of talent in the communities of Point Reyes Station, Inverness Park, Inverness, Olema and Marshall, the group’s founders sought to bring local artists together to form a group with an identity distinct from artists living in the rest of Marin County. A key aspect of PROS identity is stated in our vision statement, “to act as a resource and support for group members and other artists.”
Today PROS has approximately twenty-five members including ceramicists, photographers, sculptors in stone and wood, painters, printmakers, fiber artists, glass artists, jewelry-makers, and artists who work with recycled materials. The group is made up of emerging artists and those who have enjoyed long and successful careers, those who exhibit locally and those whose work is in collections and galleries around the world. While much of the work produced celebrates the natural beauty of the Point Reyes wilderness area, a diversity of styles is represented by the group including representational, figurative, abstract, impressionistic, realistic, functional and fun.
Our main activities are our open studios over Thanksgiving and Memorial Day weekends. These two events are organized, implemented, publicized, advertised and paid for exclusively by the members of the group. We receive support from the Point Reyes community, and local merchants and innkeepers display and distribute brochures to area visitors.