Artists Sunday – November 29th, 2020

Artists & Makers Studios has partnered with #ArtistsSunday, a national movement to encourage consumers to #ShopArt the Sunday after Thanksgiving, and give artist-created gifts this holiday season. It’s like Black Friday or Small Business Saturday – but ESPECIALLY for art and handmade. Join us in supporting our local artists and shop for art the Sunday after Thanksgiving.

For artists and makers alike! Artists in all mediums are invited to join Artists Sunday, a national promotion and event encouraging consumers to shop with artists and craftspeople. Join this free nationwide marketing campaign here: 

Support our local artists this holidays and shop art on November 29 – Artists Sunday – the Sunday after Thanksgiving! Give unique, artist-created gifts this year. Find your favorite artists and discover new craftspeople here: 

Meet our Resident Artists – from Metro DC and Oro Valley/Tucson, AZ! See more here.

Artists Sunday Artists from across the country here.

Get your Gear! Our A&M shops

Are you interested in showing your support for Artists & Makers Studios? Do you need a pencil case, a tote bag, or a new sweatshirt/t-shirt, or a doggie sweater for your favorite furry friends? Our shops for Arizona and Maryland bring you a wide variety quality print on demand merchandise that we are offering at cost – to spread the word about this studio program that is like no other!

Artists & Makers Studios – Arizona

Artists & Makers Studios – Maryland

OPEN NOW! The jewel box Oro Valley Project!

We are thrilled to finally be able to announce our BIG NEWS!

We have finished build-out of our first Arizona location for Artists & Makers Studios, and we are filling studios now.

We are opening a gorgeous jewel box location in Oro Valley, AZ – in Steam Pump Village – approximately eight miles north of Tucson. We have been working with a marvelous developer, all newly constructed space. 12 studios, a gallery, on-site management and a wealth of opportunities to grow artistic careers.

To announce this news, in the 5th anniversary year of our flagship location, is exciting. There will be opportunities for studio swaps and who knows what other exciting adventures between locations, and our artist populations will be able to interact with one another.

We have been working on this project for more than a year and a half now behind the scenes, and we are thrilled to see it coming to fruition. With thanks to our supportive partnership, and our wonderful development team – who have gone the extra mile to make this work.


Come to see our new A&M location in Arizona and tour Fri-Sat-Sun, 12-6.

Studio Floorplan  – look for your dream studio now, and paperwork is at the links below for when jurying is complete & you have chosen your studio
Letter of Intent – Oro Valley
Application – Oro Valley
Emergency Contact Form – Oro Valley
New Artist Letter – Oro Valley

We are open for business and cannot wait to meet you!

Tommie Lorene Arizona Daily Star

We are thrilled to be offering tours of our brand new jewel box location in Oro Valley, Arizona! With build-out just completed this week our permanent signage is going up shortly on the building and on monument signage on North Oracle Road.

Our custom-built studios in a perfect, centralized location with an abundance of free parking are built out to our specifications, and we look forward to bringing our award winning programming and educational components to Arizona. With a strong focus on professional development and career enhancement through our proven outreach and networking capabilities, we help emerging, mid and late-career artists grow their business acumen, professional skills, and collector base as we do what we do best – build community!

Come and see us 12-6, Friday-Saturday-Sunday for your tour. Bring a friend, or a group of artist friends to tour a large studio to share. Studios feature high ceilings, large windows, great ventilation, and more to center your studio practice.
Come and pick out your favorite to get your name in for jurying before they are all gone!

Come be a Part of the Art!

Are you an artist who has a studio already, but would like to be more involved in the local arts community, learn more about the business of art, and perhaps get a start on a solo exhibition? If some or all apply to you, perhaps you would like to join our Affiliate Program.

In 2020 we are offering an annual Affiliate Membership to artists which will allow a profile on our high-traffic site, free application for solo exhibits, participation in two Open Studio Weekends per year, promotion of accolades and exhibits through social media as appropriate, and access to special opportunities that come across our Executive Director’s desk on a regular basis. Current Affiliate Artists who apply for a studio will need to not pay a $50 application fee.

“Artists & Makers Studios is dedicated to providing a supportive and vibrant environment for artists to realize their creative goals – through studio practice, collaboration, education, opportunities, networking and connecting with the community beyond our doors.”

Part of our vision is to support, each and every day, the artists in our community and beyond. While we host a population of practicing metro-area artists, we also work to help grow the careers of artists with studios elsewhere through the sharing of information & opportunities and connections with designers, consultants, and gallery professionals who place and showcase artists’ work. 

This membership may be renewed each January, and is just $100. Membership fees may be paid via PayPal by entering the following email address:  OR by mailing a check made out to Artists & Makers Studios to:

Artists & Makers Studios
c/o Judith HeartSong
11810 Parklawn Drive, Suite 210
Rockville, MD 20852

After confirmation of payment via email, please send your resume/bio, your website URL, 1(one) 300dpi image of your work, and phone number and or email address if you would like them listed on our site with your profile to

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