Mix, Mingle, and Make! ArtSpan produces Artist Mixer events throughout the year to give San Francisco artists a chance to meet, mingle, and make art with each other. All events are free and open to the public. Upcoming mixers will be listed here. Contact [email protected] if you are interested in hosting an ArtSpan Artist Mixer, or volunteering at an event. 

2018 Mixer Schedule Coming Soon!


2017 ArtSpan Artist Mixers

ArtSpan Artist Mixer - Crochet Jam!
at Steep Brew Cafe: 450 Rhode Island Street, SF, CA 94103
Thursday, February 23rd, 6pm-8pm

Join ArtSpan to meet fellow artists and contribute to a large-scale collaborative crochet project while you enjoy a coffee, beer, or snack from Steep Brew Cafe! This interactive art activity is presented by ArtSpan Artist Ramekon O'Arwisters. His Crochet Jams engage the public to think differently about the role of art within community and the power of art within society. Crochet Jam, a public, art-making event that's embracing and inclusive, with no attempt made to dictate the creative process nor judge the finished project, is liberating, empowering, transcending and FUN!


ArtSpan Artist Mixer - Mission: Sketch
at Artillery Apparel Gallery: 2751 Mission Street, SF, CA 94110
Thursday, April 13th, 6pm-8pm

Join ArtSpan at Artillery Apparel Gallery for figure sketching in a creative environment.
We'll host figure modeling with a unique twist utilizing props from the store, music, and more! 
Don't miss this opportunity to Mix, Mingle, and Make over snacks and beverages. 
ArtSpan will provide sketching materials for those who need them.


ArtSpan Artist Mixer: Bicycle Sketch Fest
at Huckleberry Bicycles: 1073 Market Street in San Francisco
Thursday, May 18th, 6pm-8pm

Join ArtSpan for figure drawing at Huckleberry Bicycles! We'll take turns sketching one another doing short poses with bicycles and other props from within the store. Light snacks and beverages will be served, and ArtSpan will provide sketch books and drawing materials for those who need them.


ArtSpan SF Open Studios Mentor Mixer: Potluck Picnic in the Park
at Mission Bay Park Pavilion: 290 Channel Street San Francisco
Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 12:00pm-4:00pm

Join us for a casual, fun day in the park to meet the Mentor Team and other participating SF Open Studios artists! If you are an experienced SF Open Studios artist, bring your wealth of valuable experience to share as a Mentor with artists new to SFOS.  If you are a new SF Open Studios artist (or considering becoming one) come to the picnic with your questions and inquiries for our Mentor Team. In addition to questions and answers, please bring a dish, a non-alcoholic beverage or some kind of picnic potluck item to share with the group!

ArtSpan Artist Mixer: Art Readings & Reactions
at Modern Eden Gallery: 801 Greenwich Street in San Francisco
Thursday, June 22nd, 6pm-8pm

Join ArtSpan and Quiet Lightning at Modern Eden Gallery for the fourth annual Art, Readings, & Reactions event! This Artist Mixer invites writers from from Quiet Lightning to view the artwork at Modern Eden and write from its inspiration. The writers then share their literary creations by reading to an audience equiped with sketch books to react with drawings. All are weclome to join! ArtSpan will provide sketch books and drawing materials. 
Featured Modern Eden Art Exhibition: Michael Ryan: Other Worlds - A Memorial Exhibition. Quiet Lightning writers TBA/curated by Na'amen Gobert Tilahun_______________________________________________________________________________________________

ArtSpan SF Open Studios Mentor Mixer: Expectations & the Toolkit
at the Journal Builiding Community Room: 1540 Market Street, 3rd Floor
Wednesday, July 12th, 6:30pm-8:00pm

​The mission of the ArtSpan Mentor Team is to assist artists who are new to, or have little experience, participating in SF Open Studios. Our team of seasoned artists will share their skills, information, and insights to help instill confidence and community while preparing for SF Open Studios. Meet up with with our Mentor Team to learn and discuss what to anticipate from your SFOS experience and how to get the most from it.  An introduction to the SFOS Toolkit will be offered and how to utilize the Artist Resources Facebook Page. 

ArtSpan Artist Mixer: Book Arts Mixer!
at SF Center For the Book
375 Rhode Island Street in San Francisco
Thursday, July 13th, 6pm-8pm

Meet artists and art enthusiast, check out the letterrpress print studios and try your hand at pulling letterpress prints using wood typ! Interactive art activies to engage in! Light refreshments and snacks will be served. 


ArtSpan Artist Mixer at SCRAP
801 Toland Street in San Francisco
Thursday, August 3rd, 6pm-8pm

Mix, Mingle and Make with ArtSpan using a bounty of supplies found at SCRAP re-Use center. ArtSpan assemblage artist, Dianne Hoffman, will offer techniques utilizing repurposed, salvaged objects to stir your creative process and expand your scope of usable materials in a fun, hands-on activity.


SF Open Studios Mentorship Mixer: Timelines, Collateral & Artist Statements
at SHARED Community Room
739 Bryant Street in San Francisco
​Wednesday, August 16th, 6:30-8:00pm

At this Meet-Up Mixer our Mentors will address these insightful topics:
-Setting up your Timeline; create a check-list of things to address leading up to SFOS.
-Gathering Together Collateral Materials; what you’ll need and where to get them.
-Preparing your Artist Statement; both written & verbal to discuss your work and yourself.


ArtSpan SF Open Studios Mentor Mixer: Studio Set Up, Curating, Pricing, Interacting
at: Arc Studios & Gallery
1246 Folsom Street in San Francisco
Wednesday, September 20th, 6:30-8:00pm

Join the SFOS Mentorship Program to get teamed up with our ArtSpan Mentors who can offer tried and true tips for success! Our SFOS Mentors at this Mixer Meet-Up will share info about these useful topics: Studio Feng Shui; best use of your space with helpful accommodating tips; Curating & Pricing Your Work; how much to present and how much to ask for it; Role Playing; practicing your interaction with potential patrons.



Mixer Testimonials:

"I had such an amazing time at last week's ArtSpan Artist Mixer! The cafe was great, the figure drawing was great, and I loved meeting so many new artists! Thank you!!" - Artist Attendee

"Thanks for bringing such a fun event to the gallery, it was a blast! We'd love to do it again." - Kim Larson, Modern Eden Gallery Director