SF Open Studios Overview

Pictured above: Young Family Walking Through It All (cropped) by Joshua Coffy

SF Open Studios is the oldest and largest open studios program in the country, featuring an annual, month-long art event in October and November that showcases over 800 emerging and established San Francisco artists in their studios. Each weekend, art patrons, admirers, and collectors venture out on self-guided tours to see as many SF Open Studios artists and their artworks as possible, in the hopes of finding their next true art love. The event connects collectors with artists for engaging dialogue and a glimpse into the life of the working artist; SF Open Studios simultaneously helps artists build their mailing lists, gain new admirers, and ultimately sustain a living making art. Order a copy of the 2014 SF Open Studios Guide magazine online!

SF Open Studios 2014 Schedule:

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Visit the SF Open Studios Exhibition

View over 400 artworks by SF Open Studios artists and plan your studio tours for the next four weekends.

  • Where: SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan Street, SF
  • Exhibition Dates: Friday, October 10 through Sunday, November 9
  • Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Friday, noon-7pm / Saturday, 11am-5pm / Sunday, 11am-3pm
  • Admission: Free and open to the public.

Weekend 1: October 18 & 19, 11am to 6pm

Hunters Point Shipyard & Islais Creek Studios
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Preview Weekend 1 Artists

Weekend 2: October 25 & 26, 11am to 6pm

SOMA, Tenderloin, Downtown, Potrero Hill, Dogpatch, Bayview, Portola, Excelsior, Balboa Park
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Preview Weekend 2 Artists

Weekend 3: November 1 & 2, 11am to 6pm

Mission, Castro, Bernal Heights, Noe Valley, Upper Market, Glen Park
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Preview Weekend 3 Artists

Weekend 4: November 8 & 9, 11am to 6pm

Fort Mason, Marina, Pacific Heights, Russian Hill, North Beach, Hayes Valley, NOPA, Haight, Buena Vista, Richmond, The Presidio, Sunset, West Portal, Oceanview
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Preview Weekend 4 Artists

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The SF Open Studios Exhibition is supported by the SOMArts Cultural Center’s Affordable Space Program, which provides subsidized, large-scale affordable space and technical assistance to nonprofits. SOMArts receives support from the San Francisco Arts Commission’s Community Arts and Education Program with funding from Grants for the Arts/The Hotel Tax Fund. The mission of SOMArts is to promote and nurture art on the community level and foster an appreciation of and respect for all cultures. To find out about SOMArts classes, events and exhibitions, please visit www.somarts.org.