SF Open Studio begins this week, showcasing the largest and first open studio program in the country, with over 900 Artists.

Each weekend, art patrons, admirers, and collectors venture out on self-guided tours to see as many SF Open Studios artists and their artworks as possible, in the hopes of finding their next true art love. 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 lists, gain new admirers, and ultimately sustain a living making art.

You can order a personal, magazine guide to 2104 Open Studio here.

The Details
Where: SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan Street, SF

Exhibition Dates: Friday, October 10 through Sunday, November 9
Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Friday, noon-7pm / Saturday, 11am-5pm / Sunday, 11am-3pm
Admission: Free and open to the public.

Weekend 1: October 18 & 19, 11am to 6pm
Hunters Point Shipyard & Islais Creek Studios

Weekend 2: October 25 & 26, 11am to 6pm
SOMA, Tenderloin, Downtown, Potrero Hill, Dogpatch, Bayview, Portola, Excelsior, Balboa Park

Weekend 3: November 1 & 2, 11am to 6pm
Mission, Castro, Bernal Heights, Noe Valley, Upper Market, Glen Park

Weekend 4: November 8 & 9, 11am to 6pm
Fort Mason, Marina, Pacific Heights, Russian Hill, North Beach, Hayes Valley, NOPA, Haight, Buena Vista, Richmond, Sunset, West Portal, Oceanview

The mother of all art events in San Francisco:  Open Studios held in October each year.  Not to be missed.  But a lot more is going on at ArtSpan than just OS.   Some of the best art social mixers in the city.  Check out their website for details on the next monthly Mixer.  They also sponsor a number of juried art events, the annual auction and have been supporting youth art in San Francisco for many years - "Art for City youth".  Very vibrant volunteer community so check them out! – Dan T.

The Artists agree:

ArtSpan provides a great service to up and coming Bay Area artists. Not only is Open Studios a terrific event but the publicity we receive as artists (through Open Studios, the Catalog, the Preview Show and Auction) is invaluable. Thanks guys! Keep up the good work. – Tex W.

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Image credit: Young Family Walking Through It All (cropped) by Joshua Coffy via ArtSpan