2018 schedule:

SF Open Studios, the oldest and largest open studios program in the country, is an annual, month-long art event in October and November that showcases over 800 emerging and established San Francisco artists in their studios. Last year, 2017, marked the 42nd Anniversary of SF Open Studios!  To create the best experience for everyone across the city, we have extended the event to five weekends and restructured the SF neighborhood map.  We invite you to explore our city and find amazing art at every turn. You’ll discover an authentic connection to your art community and artwork in myriad forms, from painting, photography, and printmaking to glass, metal sculpture, and more. The event connects collectors with artists for engaging dialog and a glimpse into the life of the working artist; SF Open Studios simultaneously helps artists build their mailing list, gain new admirers, and ultimately sustain a living making art. The SF Open Studios event is FREE for visitors.

Weekend 1: OctoBer 13 & 14 2018 11am-6pM

Marina, Russian Hill, North Beach, Pacific Heights, Western Addition, Downtown, Tenderloin, MIDMA, SOMA, Hayes Valley, NOPA, Upper & Lower Haight, Buena Vista, Cole Valley

WEEKEND 2: OCTOBER 20 & 21 2018 11AM-6PM 

Hunters Point Shipyard 

Weekend 3: October 27 & 28 2018 11am-6pm​

Dogpatch, Potrero Hill, Bayview, Bernal Heights, Portola, Excelsior, Balboa Park, Visitacion Valley, Outer Mission, Diamond Heights, Glen Park, Islais Creek

Weekend 4: November 3 & 4 2018 11am-6pm 

Fort Mason,  Presidio, Richmond, Sunset, West Portal, Ocean View 

Weekend 5: November 10 & 11 2018 11am-6pm

Mission, Castro, Noe Valley, Duboce Triangle

 

 

 


So many events to celebrate!

SF Open Studios Get-the-Guide Party

TENTATIVE: Thursday, September 27, 5:30-8pm
BLICK ART MATERIALS, 979 MARKET STREET

Get the 2018 SF Open Studios Guide magazine HOT of the press!. ArtSpan's Annual Get the Guide Party will feature art material demonstrations, snacks, beverages, and door prizes as we celebrate the release of the Guide and the approaching SF Open Studios event. 

ARTLAUNCH: SF OPEN STUDIOS EXHIBITION OPENING RECEPTION

Saturday, October 13, 6:30-9:00PM -- MORE DETAILS TBA
SOMARTS CULTURAL CENTER, Main GAllery, 934 BRANNAN Street

Join ArtSpan as a member to attend the VIP portion of the event. VIP ticket includes priority admission to be the first to preview the artworks, open bar, catered bites, and a year-long ArtSpan Art Lover Membership! General admission continues with an open bar, food, and a chance to win prizes from our drawing! Creative cocktail attire encouraged. ArtLaunch 2018 is a 21+ event, and ticketed for the general public.

**See photos here.**

SFOS Exhibition 2018

In the Main Gallery at SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan Street

October 13 - November 11, 2018

This exhibition features 400+ artworks from Premier Artists who are registered for SF Open Studios. The gallery will be divided into SFOS weekends and neighborhoods. Visiting the gallery is a great way to get a sneak peek at all that SF Open Studios has to offer. Pick-up your Guide and your Map, and start planning your SF Open Studios adventures from the gallery!

**The exhibition is free and open to the public.**

Exhibition hours: 

Tuesdays- Fridays,  12 p.m.- 7 p.m

Saturdays, 11 a.m. -5 p.m

Sundays, 11 a.m.- 3 p.m.

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.

SF ART TASTING: 

Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 6-8pm,

SF Open Studios Exhibition
SOMARTS CULTURAL CENTER, Main Gallery 934 BRANNAN

Join us for a taste of art, games, wine, and stimulating discussion at the SF Open Studios Exhibition. Please your palate with wine tastings, while viewing over 400 works of art, sculpture, and jewelry by San Francisco artists. Browse the gallery, get a taste of the artworks on display and hear how jurors and Juror's Choice-Award winning artists selected artwork for the exhibition. SF Art Tasting 2018 is a 21+ event, and will be ticketed for the general public.

**See photos here.**


2017 INFORMATION: 


VIEW THE 2017 ONLINE GUIDE : CLICK HERE
DOWNLOAD THE 2017 PDF MAP SHOWING ALL REGISTERED ARTISTS: CLICK HERE

 

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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.