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 dialogue, 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 experperience 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:
SF OPEN STUDIOS 2017 SCHEDULE:
ARTLAUNCH: SF OPEN STUDIOS EXHIBITION OPENING RECEPTION
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12, 6:30-9:00PM
AT SOMARTS CULTURAL CENTER, 934 BRANNAN
Join ArtSpan as a member to attend the VIP portion of the event from 6:30pm to 7:30pm. 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 9pm with an open bar, food, and a chance to win prizes from our drawing! Creative cocktail attire encouraged. ArtLaunch 2017 is a 21+ event.
SF ART TASTING:
2017 DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED
5:00-7:00PM AT SOMARTS CULTURAL CENTER, 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.
WEEKEND 1: OCTOBER 14 & 15, 11AM TO 6PM
Hunters Point Shipyard & Islais Creek Studios
WEEKEND 2: OCTOBER 21 & 21, 11AM TO 6PM
Sunset, Richmond, Presidio, Fort Mason
WEEKEND 3: OCTOBER 28 & 29, 11AM TO 6PM
Dogpatch, Potrero, Bayview, Bernal, Portola, Excelsior, Balboa Park
WEEKEND 4: NOVEMBER 4 & 5, 11AM TO 6PM
SOMA, Downtown, Tenderloin, Western Addition, Pacific Heights, North Beach, Marina, Hayes Valley, NOPA, Upper & Lower Haight
WEEKEND 5: NOVEMBER 11 & 12, 11AM TO 6PM
Mission, Noe Valley, Castro, Upper Market
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.
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