Interpersonal networking with fellow creatives can be highly beneficial for professional and social connection. ArtSpan produces Artist Mixer events throughout the year to give Bay Area artists a chance to meet, mix, mingle, and make art with each other.  

Contact [email protected] with innovative Artist Mixer ideas, interest in hosting a Mixer or volunteering at an event. 

Upcoming Mixers


Artist Mixer: Meditation For Creative Focus
Thursday, May 6, 2021 6:30-7:30pm
Online via Zoom: Register HERE

ArtSpan Artist Silvi Alcivar will speak about what meditation is and how, in as little as five to ten minutes a day, a consistent meditation practice can influence not just an artist’s life but also their art. By turning awareness inward, toward compassion for ourselves and acceptance of what is, meditation not only brings to the surface what we might not otherwise see, but can also help us find ease, inspiration, clarity, focus, intuition, authenticity, freedom from unhealthy thinking, motivation, and insight. Silvi will suggest simple, accessible ways of approaching a practice and offer resources for continuing one. We will begin and end the hour with a short guided meditation.


Artist Mixer with SF Center for the Book
Thursday, May 13, 2021 5-6pm
Online via Zoom: Register HERE

ArtSpan is proud to partner with SFCB to present an online Open House of the San Francisco Center for the Book. SFCB Exhibitions Manager Jennie Hinchcliff will share upcoming exhibition highlights with attendees. Studio Director Chad Johnson will give a virtual tour SFCB's print studio. Demonstrating letterpress printing in real time, Chad will produce a printed keepsake which will then be mailed to each registered attendee after the event. 

Artist Mixer: Foam Plate Embossed Printmaking
Thursday, June 10, 2021 6:30-7:30pm
Online via Zoom: Register HERE

Learn an easy technique to create unlimited color prints from just one drawing by embossing a simple image onto a 4x6 foam plate. No sharp tools needed. ArtSpan artist Jill Andre will explore color relationships, print layering, and mark making during an online demonstration open to all levels of artistic practice. All materials included with registration fee.  


Artist Mixer: Assemblage Making with SCRAP SF
Thursday, July 8, 2021 6-8pm
Online Via Zoom: Register HERE

A fun mix of materials from SCRAP SF handpicked by ArtSpan Artist Dianne Hoffman can be sent to your door to use in a group activity during this interactive event! This year Dianne will demonstrate easy techniques using recycled and re-purposed components to create imaginative, mixed media creatures with loads of character!


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