Open 9am-6pm | Weekend 11am-5pm

17th Annual
Hot Shops Spring Open House


Saturday, April 28th, 2018 (from 12pm to 8pm)
Sunday, April 29th, 2018 (from 12pm to 5pm)


The open houses are positively the best time to see the Hot Shops in all of its fiery, creative glory. The 80+ artists occupying and exhibiting in 54 studios and shops warmly invite all to join them and welcome spring. Goodbye cruel winter! Come visit the studios, view their very newest artwork and learn how they create them!

The artwork created at the Art Center ranges from drawings, paintings, prints, photography and digital imagery to sculptures, installations, pottery, glass art, weaving, custom furniture, and clay, iron, brass, and aluminum cast architectural pieces. If you haven't been to an Open House in moons, give it a go, the art at the Hot Shops is ever changing.


Bronze pouring, clay work and raku firings, iron forging, and glass blowing are taking place in the south side of the building, plus many of the artists will also be demonstrating their work in the studios, such as painting, sculpture, and photography...


The Two Fellowship Core Collaborative Programs, Nelson Mandela Elementary Meerkat Melodies and Ollie Webb Center Musical Theater Students, will be performing together with the Fellows twice on Saturday, April 28 at 12:00pm and 1:30pm. The performances will be held in the Nicholas Street Gallery and the Event Space, respectively.


Food vendors display their arts at the Shops in our Event Space. Follow your nose.


Come check out our galleries, artists will be on hand for the different shows on display. Follow our galleries link for complete listings of upcoming and current shows.


Hot Shops Art Center is located at 1301 Nicholas Street, just one block north of TD Ameritrade Park’s home plate.

2018 Spring Open House
Saturday, April 28th
Sunday, April 29th

Saturday, 12-8 pm | Sunday, 12-5 pm

The Hot Shops Open House: Artist studios open for visitors, organized art displays, artist demonstrations, gallery shows, and family friendly. Can't make it? The Winter Open House is held on the first weekend of December every year, while the Spring Open House is generally held on the last weekend of April. Open houses are different adventure everytime!

  • FREE to the public


There is limited street parking around the Hot Shops Art Center. During an open house parking is available around The Mastercraft building parking lot just north of 13th and Nicholas Streets.

Please make note of the parking lots reserved for the apartment building just north of the Hot Shops. Do NOT park there. They will tow your car!

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