SF Open Studios 2016

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, 2015, marked the 40th Anniversary of SF Open Studios, and we are planning to continue strong for SF Open Studios 2016. 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.

New Geographical Divisions for 2016 Event Map: 

SF OPEN STUDIOS 2016 SCHEDULE:

ARTLAUNCH: SF OPEN STUDIOS EXHIBITION OPENING RECEPTION

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6, 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 2016 is a 21+ event. 

SF ART TASTING: 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8, 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 2016 is a 21+ event. 

PREVIEW WEEKEND: OCTOBER 8 & 9

View over 400 artworks by SF Open Studios Artists and plan your studio tours for the next four weekends.

  • Where: SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan Street, SF
  • Exhibition Dates: Friday, October 7 through Sunday, November 6
  • Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Friday, noon-7pm / Saturday, 11am-5pm / Sunday, 11am-3pm
  • Admission: Free and open to the public.

 

WEEKEND 1: OCTOBER 15 & 16, 11AM TO 6PM

Hunters Point Shipyard & Islais Creek Studios

WEEKEND 2OCTOBER 22 & 23, 11AM TO 6PM

Fort Mason, Marina, Pacific Heights, Russian Hill, North Beach, Downtown, Tenderloin, MIDMA, SOMA, Western Addition, NOPA, Hayes Valley, Lower Haight, Potrero Hill, Dogpatch, Bayview 

WEEKEND 3OCTOBER 29 & 30, 11AM TO 6PM

Presidio, Richmond, Upper Haight, Buena Vista, Cole Valley, Sunset, Ocean View, West Portal, Portola, Excelsior, Balboa Park

WEEKEND 4: NOVEMBER 5 & 6, 11AM TO 6PM

Mission, Castro, Bernal Heights, Noe Valley, Upper Market, Glen Park

 

 

SF Open Studios 2015:

ONLINE VERSION OF THE GUIDE: CLICK HERE!

ONLINE MAP OF SF OPEN STUDIOS ARTISTS: CLICK HERE!

ArtLaunch: SF Open Studios Exhibition Opening Reception

Thursday, October 8, 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 2015 is a 21+ event. 

SF ARt tasting: 

saturday, OCTOBER 10, 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 2015 is a 21+ event. 

Preview weekend: October 10 & 11

View over 400 artworks by SF Open Studios Artists and plan your studio tours for the next four weekends.

  • Where: SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan Street, SF
  • Exhibition Dates: Friday, October 9 through Sunday, November 8
  • Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Friday, noon-7pm / Saturday, 11am-5pm / Sunday, 11am-3pm
  • Admission: Free and open to the public.

Weekend 1: October 17 & 18, 11am to 6pm

Hunters Point Shipyard & Islais Creek Studios

- RSVP online to enter to win art-centric prizes!

- Peruse Weekend 1 Artists

Weekend 2: October 24 & 25, 11am to 6pm

Fort Mason, Marina, Pacific Heights, Russian Hill, North Beach, Hayes Valley, NOPA, Western Addition, Haight, Buena Vista, Richmond, The Presidio, Sunset, West Portal, Oceanview

RSVP online to enter to win art-centric prizes!

- Peruse Weekend 2 Artists

ONLINE VERSION OF THE GUIDE: CLICK HERE!

ONLINE MAP OF SF OPEN STUDIOS ARTISTS: CLICK HERE!

Weekend 3: October 31 & November 1, 11am to 6pm

SOMA, Tenderloin, MIDMA, Downtown, Potrero Hill, Dogpatch, Bayview, Portola, Excelsior, Balboa Park

RSVP online to enter to win art-centric prizes!

- Peruse Weekend 3 Artists

ONLINE VERSION OF THE GUIDE: CLICK HERE!

ONLINE MAP OF SF OPEN STUDIOS ARTISTS: CLICK HERE!

Weekend 4: November 7 & 8, 11am to 6pm

Mission, Castro, Bernal Heights, Noe Valley, Upper Market, Glen Park

RSVP online to enter to win art-centric prizes!

- Peruse Weekend 4 Artists

ONLINE VERSION OF THE GUIDE: CLICK HERE!

ONLINE MAP OF SF OPEN STUDIOS ARTISTS: CLICK HERE!

 

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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.