Registration Information
for NOS 2020

Newton Open Studios is a relaxed and informal two-day community event: Newton artists show and offer their work for sale, and receive feedback from the public. Visitors use our detailed color Map & Guide and our interactive website to plan self-guided tours. Locations include homes, studios and group spaces. Please read ALL before registering. If you are new to NOS, download the Introduction to NOS, which will answer many additional questions.

Artist Requirements

Artists must live, work, or create art in Newton, or belong to a Newton art organization.
Artists volunteer for 2 to 4 hours to help NOS happen. We have a wide variety of tasks to fit all schedules. Artists supply their own displays.
Artists are responsible for their own insurance.

Using Images or Text from your 2019 Registration

The 2019 website is available AS A REFERENCE AND RESOURCE at:

Use this copy of the 2019 website to copy artist statements, etc.

If you wish to use some or all of the images from last year, email, and we will transfer your 2019 images to your new 2020 registration page.


Artists must have their own space or a host secured before registering! There will be NO refunds to artists who register without finding space first.

We will be happy to email a list of hosts who are looking for guests, and a list of artists looking for space to anyone needing a match-up. Please email me if you want to be on the list (

Newton City Hall Space:

This space is capped at 16-24 artists, depending on circumstances at City Hall, and is assigned by drawing. A $50 additional fee is required for this space.

Send your request for inclusion in the City Hall space to with Subject line: “City Hall Space Drawing”, by January 10, 2020. Results of drawing will be sent January 11.

Online Registration Fees
and Deadlines

Artists who require our Citty Hall group space will pay a $50 additional fee.

Early Registration Fee: $150
  Early fee Deadline: Jan. 29, 2020  
Regular Registration Fee: $175
  Deadline for inclusion in printed Guide:
Feb. 6, 2020



  • Show and sell your work in Newton's largest art event, with thousands of visitors.
  • An individual artist web page on This web page includes 5 images of your work, your contact information, and artist's statement. This web page will stay up until December 31, 2020.
  • A color image and full listing in our comprehensive Map & Guide - distribution of 30,000. We will provide you with Guides to send to your mailing lists.
  • Artist Orientation Materials. In late February: comprehensive information and checklists to help you fine-tune your open studio event.
  • Email "save-the-date" invitation - to send to your e-mail lists. Also sent to NOS's extensive email list.
  • Sandwich Boards all around Newton.
  • Announcements in the Tab, the Globe on-line, and other publications.
  • The chance to meet & work with other Newton artists.


Inclusion in the Printed Guide will be limited to 195 artists on a first-come-first-served basis.

If the Printed Guide quota is filled, or the Guide deadline has passed, artists will have the option to register WITHOUT being included in the guide. These artists will have all benefits of NOS membership, except inclusion in the printed guide. All reasonable efforts will be made to include these artists in the downloadable PDF Guide. Fee will not be discounted.





ALREADY created a 2020 password? Go to the Login page.
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SAVE YOUR ENTRIES at the bottom of each page,
and log out at any time.

  • finish and pay for an incomplete registration
  • upload or change images
  • change contact info
  • modify your Artist Statement
  • create an Event listing for the Events page.