Join the Conversation:

ArtSpan provides forums for working artists in San Francisco to share their knowledge base and pose questions about the professional/business aspects of art-making, including helpful resources, tips, studio listings, and suggestions with regards to marketing, pricing, gallery representation, SF Open Studios, and other topics. 

Professional Development Resources:

ArtSpan produces 90-minute workshops designed to sharpen your business skills as a professional artist, prepare you for exhibiting work inside and outside your studio, and help you build community with fellow artists and the public. These workshops are Free for all current ArtSpan Members. Click here for upcoming workshops and information from past workshops

SF Open Studios Toolkit 

A guide to hosting a successful open studios event, created by successful Open Studios Artists. Tips on everything from building a marketing strategy to serving snacks!  Check out the Artist Marketing Toolkit.

Facebook Community Forum

The SF Artists Resources Facebook Group is now over 3,000 artists! This is a great place to ask questions, share your best tips, and find listings of opportunities for artists. It is NOT for promoting yourself or your events, but it’s a great place to get ideas and guidance on how you can.

SF Open Studios Mentorship Program

Since 2015, the SFOS Mentorship Program connects newer exhibitors with more experienced members to help strategize a great event! To RSVP to our SFOS mentor events, click here.

General Artist Resources:

The list below is intended for reference and does not indicate particular endorsements of products or services. If you have suggestions to add, or you find outdated links, please write [email protected]


Business & Sales Tax Information


Artist insurance

Art Appraising


General Art Supplies

Metal and Jewelry

  • Alan Steel and Supply - 505 E Bayshore Rd, Redwood City, CA 650.369.2526
  • C & V Sheet Metal Co  - 1430 Yosemite Avenue, Bayview 415.671.2230
  • Rio Grande - metals, tools, equipment, findings, jewelry display and packaging
  • Sculpt Nouveau - patinas, sealers for metal sculpture 
  • Wire Sculpture - metal wire from 10 to 34 gage


  • AC Graphics - 79 Belvedere St, San Rafael, 415-456-0363
  • Back to the Picture - 934 Valencia St at 20th, 415-826-2321 or 1160 4th St, San Francisco, 415-436-9252
  • Cheap Pete’s - 4249 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, 415-221-4720
  • FrameArt Studio - 153 Bacon St, San Francisco, 916-834-3583
  • OktopusRiot Designs - 744 Alabama St, San Francisco, 415-601-5719 - Great pricing for ArtSpan artists!
  • Photoworks - 2279 Market St, San Francisco, 415-626-6800
  • SF Art Framing - 130 Mendell St, San Francisco, 415 648-2953

Artwork Photography

Making Prints Of Artwork

Packaging & Shipping

Exhibition & Fine Art Services


writing & editing

  • Tanya T Editing - editor, writer, and artist who loves helping others to clarify their ideas and organize their writing using clear, concise language.


Printing-Postcards/ business cards and other promo

E-mail Newsletter Services

Website Building Resources


Calls for Artists


Blogs and Newsletters

Business and marketing workshops


SF Galleries and Alternative Art Spaces

Bay Area Arts Organizations