2018 dates and deadlines will be posted early in the new year. For now, browse our 2017 information to get an idea of what SF Open Studios can mean to you!
Are you an artist in San Francisco? We invite you to join SF Open Studios this Fall 2017 to open your studio doors to the public. You'll discover a community of artists and art lovers, plus resources and support for every stage of your career. SF Open Studios, the oldest and largest program of its kind in the country, offers local artists an authentic connection to the public and an opportunity to engage in dialog, build your mailing list, gain new admirers, and ultimately sustain a living making art.
SF OPEN STUDIOS - Five weekends in 2017!
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, 2016, marked the 41st Anniversary of SF Open Studios, and we are planning to continue strong for SF Open Studios 2017. To create the best experience for everyone across the city, this year we have extended the event to include 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 dialogue 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.
SF OPEN STUDIOS 2017 EVENT MAP: NEW GEOGRAPHICAL DIVISIONS
SF OPEN STUDIOS 2017 SCHEDULE:
**This event is FREE for visitors!**
SF Open Studios Guides and Maps (print and digital) will be available in late August 2017.
WEEKEND 1: OCTOBER 14 & 15, 11AM TO 6PM
Hunters Point Shipyard & Islais Creek Studios
WEEKEND 2: OCTOBER 21 & 22, 11AM TO 6PM
Presidio, Richmond, Sunset, West Portal, Ocean View
WEEKEND 3: OCTOBER 28 & 29, 11AM TO 6PM
Dogpatch, Potrero Hill, Bayview, Bernal Heights, Portola, Excelsior, Balboa Park, Visitacion Valley, Outer Mission, Diamond Heights, Glen Park
WEEKEND 4: NOVEMBER 4 & 5, 11AM TO 6PM
Fort Mason, Marina, North Beach, Pacific Heights, Western Addition, Hayes Valley, NOPA, Upper & Lower Haight, Cole Valley, Tenderloin, Downtown, SOMA, Buena Vista, Russian Hill
WEEKEND 5: NOVEMBER 11 & 12, 11AM TO 6PM
Mission, Noe Valley, Castro, Upper Market
ARTLAUNCH: SF OPEN STUDIOS EXHIBITION OPENING RECEPTION
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12, 6:30-9:00PM
SOMARTS CULTURAL CENTER, MAIN GALLERY, 934 BRANNAN STREET
Join ArtSpan as a member to attend the VIP portion of the event from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm. 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! At 7:30pm, doors open to general admission and the party continues until 9 pm with an open bar, food, and a chance to win prizes from our drawing! Creative cocktail attire encouraged. ArtLaunch 2017 is a 21+ event, and ticketed for the general public.
**Tickets and more information will be available this fall 2017.**
SFOS EXHIBITION 2017
IN THE MAIN GALLERY AT SOMARTS CULTURAL CENTER, 934 BRANNAN STREET
OCTOBER 13 - NOVEMBER 12, 2017
This exhibition features 400+ artworks from Premier Artists who are registered for SF Open Studios. The gallery will be divided by SFOS weekend 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.**
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:
2017 DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED
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 palette 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 2017 is a 21+ event, and will be ticketed for the general public.
THE 2016 GUIDE ONLINE: CLICK HERE
2016 SFOS ARTIST MAP: CLICK HERE
VIEW PHOTOS FROM ARTLAUNCH 2016: CLICK HERE
VIEW PHOTOS FROM 2016 WEEKEND 1 OPEN STUDIOS: CLICK HERE
VIEW PHOTOS FROM 2016 WEEKEND 2 OPEN STUDIOS: CLICK HERE
VIEW PHOTOS FROM 2016 WEEKEND 3 OPEN STUDIOS: CLICK HERE
VIEW PHOTOS FROM 2016 WEEKEND 4 OPEN STUDIOS: CLICK HERE
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Pictured above: Peggy Gyulai