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Visiting Open Studio

January 24, 2022 UPDATE: Please continue to monitor this page for ongoing updates.

Hello Everyone,

We hope you are safe and well.

As part of the province-wide effort to mitigate and prevent the spread of COVID-19, Open Studio has updated its access and hours of operation; please review.

Public Access to our Galleries, Office & Physical Shop


Our front-of-house operations, including the galleries, office and shop, will reopen on February 1st, 2022. Front-of-house Access & Hours of Operation: Tuesday – Saturday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm EST, with curbside pick-up available for online shop orders during office hours. Five visitors are allowed at a time in the space, masks required and social distancing maintained.

Exhibition Programming
Bookings and drop-in visits will resume on February 1st, 2022. We recommend reserving access to view current exhibitions using the booking app at the bottom of each exhibition weblink. Also, please note that at this time we are not hosting in-person gallery receptions. For a list of current shows, please click here.

Studio Access & 401 Richmond Access

The studio will remain open 24/7 for artist members [who have received an orientation] with a reduced capacity of two people per area, and a maximum of 14 people in the studio at a time. Proof of vaccination will be required for those using the studio, and the signing of our latest studio access waiver. Prior to visiting, please perform a self-check. Please postpone your visit if you are not feeling well. If you have any questions, please get in touch with us by email [office@openstudio.ca].

Studio Access Health & Safety Notes

  • Prior to visiting, please perform a self-check. Please postpone your visit if you are not feeling well.
  • Studio facilities will remain open 24/7 for pre-approved studio users [who have received a studio orientation].
  • Orientations for new studio users have resumed [we will be working through a backlog and contacting those who have expressed interest as soon as possible].
  • The studio will operate with reduced capacity of 2 people per area, maximum of 14 people in the studio at a time.
  • Studio users will need to provide proof of vaccination when arriving for their first day of studio use: enhanced Vaccine Certificate [QR code; download here] along with proof of identification [FAQs here].
  • Studio users must sign our usage policies & health and safety waiver [before booking/renting]; email us [studio@openstudio.ca] to receive it.
  • Bookings are mandatory; no drop-ins, please [six-hour time-slots, which can be booked in consecutive blocks].
  • Approved studio users must have fobs for the 401 Richmond building and the studio doors to gain access.
  • Approved studio users can purchase rent and book equipment online here
  • Studio users are responsible for cleaning and sanitizing their areas.
  • The studio kitchen is open and limited to 2 people.
  • Masks must be worn at all times in the building and physical distancing maintained.

401 Richmond West: Open Studio, Suite #104 [ground floor]

  • Prior to visiting, please perform a self-check. Please postpone your visit if you are not feeling well.
  • Open Studio is located on the ground floor of 401 Richmond, Suite #104.
  • 401 Richmond hours: Tuesday – Friday, 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Saturday, 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm [closed Sundays].
  • Open Studio occupies 6,400 square feet, has high ceilings, and excellent ventilation systems in place.
  • Our space is wheelchair accessible.
  • If you are unable to access the building, please get in touch with us by email [office@openstudio.ca].

Education Program

January 24, 2022 UPDATE: Please note that our winter 2022 schedule is going ahead as planned, you can view it here. Private instruction is also running. Please monitor our detailed visiting guide here for ongoing updates.

Contact Us

We will continue to adjust our policies following updates from public health authorities. If you have any questions, please get in touch with us by email [office@openstudio.ca].

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Stay safe and well,
The Open Studio Team


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