ArtSpan’s Youth Open Studios program provides mentorship, studio/gallery tour field trips and exhibition opportunities for young artists to thrive alongside professional artists as participants in the city-wide SF Open Studios event. Visit Youth Open Studios sites during SF Open Studios on Saturdays, 12pm-4pm, to support the next generation of artists in San Francisco.

For information about getting youth artists involved with Youth Open Studios, or for information about becoming an ArtSpan Teaching Artist for Youth Open Studios, please contact [email protected]


**2018 Event Details Coming Soon!**




2017 Youth Open Studios 

Weekend 1: Saturday, October 14, 12pm-4pm

Boys & Girls Clubs of SF, Hunters Point Shipyard, Building 101, 2nd Floor Gallery

Kids & Art Foundation, Hunters Point Shipyard, Building 101, 2nd Floor Gallery

ArtSpan Interactive Art Activities, Hunters Point Shipyard, Building 101, 2nd Floor Gallery


Weekend 2: Saturday, October 21, 12pm-4pm

Sunset Youth Services, 3918 Judah Street

Creative IQ, 3423 Balboa Street


Weekend 3: Saturday, October 28, 12pm-4pm

UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital, 1975 4th Street


Weekend 4: Saturday, November 4, 12pm-4pm

San Francisco Children's Art Center, Fort Mason, Building C, 2 Marina Blvd.

Creative Arts Charter School, 1601 Turk Street

Ruth Asawa School for the Arts, Garage Gallery at 637 Baker Street


Weekend 5: Saturday, November 11, 12pm-4pm

Boys & Girls Clubs of SF, Columbia Park Clubhouse, 450 Guerrero Street


Coming this winter 2017

December 16, 2017 - January 13, 2018: YOS Winter Exhibition at Arc Gallery & Studios

Saturday, December 16, 2pm-4pm:  

YOS Winter Celebration featuring art activities & youth performance

ArtSpan will be celebrating the Youth Open Studios program with an exhibition featuring youth artwork from all of our community partners at Arc Gallery & Studios. Youth artists and their families will be invited to attend a special event within the exhibition featuring interactive art activities and youth performances. More information and special event details will be announced. 

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Youth Open Studios 2016