Where does our revenue come from? The printed Guide to Local Artists and Mobile Apps
2017 is our 19th year operating Portland Open Studios. We are a 501(c)3 non-profit and all revenues are spent promoting the Tour and supporting the organization. The board is 100% volunteer, comprised of artists and art lovers giving whatever we can to support the local artist scene.
We have advertising and marketing expenses, along with operational costs. Revenues from guide sales make up one third of our income. The artist fees and our ad sales in the Guide pay for the production of the Guide, App development, and website maintenance, and many operational costs.