Are you an artist in San Francisco? We invite you to join SF Open Studios this Fall 2019 to open your studio doors to the public. You'll discover a community of artists and art lovers, plus resources and support for every stage of your career. SF Open Studios offers local artists an authentic connection to the public and an opportunity to engage in dialog, build your mailing list, gain new admirers, and ultimately sustain a living making art.
SF OPEN STUDIOS - Four weekends in 2019!
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. This fall 2019 will mark the 44th anniversary of SF Open Studios, running for four weekends with a fresh neighborhood map and schedule. 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.
SF OPEN STUDIOS 2019 EVENT MAP
SF OPEN STUDIOS 2019 SCHEDULE:
**This event is FREE for visitors!**
SF Open Studios Guides and Maps (print and digital) will be available in September 2019.
WEEKEND 1: OCTOBER 12 & 13, 11AM-6PM
Hunters Point Shipyard
WEEKEND 2: OCTOBER 19 & 20, 11AM-6PM
Richmond, Sunset, Cole Valley, West Portal, Ocean View, Excelsior, Balboa Park, Outer Mission, Glen Park, Visitacion Valley, Portola, Bayview, Islais Creek
WEEKEND 3: OCTOBER 26 & 27, 11AM-6PM
Dogpatch, Potrero Hill, Mission, Castro, Noe Valley, Diamond Heights, Bernal Heights
WEEKEND 4: NOVEMBER 2 & 3, 11AM-6PM
Fort Mason, Marina, Russian Hill, North Beach, Pacific Heights, Western Addition, Downtown, Tenderloin, MIDMA, SOMA, Hayes Valley, NOPA, Upper & Lower Haight, Buena Vista
SO MANY EVENTS TO CELEBRATE!
SF OPEN STUDIOS GET-THE-GUIDE PARTY
TENTATIVE: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 5:30-8PM
BLICK ART MATERIALS, 979 MARKET STREET
Get the 2019 SF Open Studios Guide magazine HOT off the press! ArtSpan's Annual Get the Guide Party will feature art material demonstrations, snacks, beverages, and door prizes as we celebrate the release of the Guide and the approaching SF Open Studios event.
ARTLAUNCH: SF OPEN STUDIOS EXHIBITION OPENING RECEPTION
ThursDAY, OCTOBER 10, 6:30-9PM
SOMARTS CULTURAL CENTER, MAIN GALLERY, 934 BRANNAN STREET
Join ArtSpan as a member to attend the VIP portion of the event. 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! General admission continues with an open bar, food, and a chance to win prizes from our drawing! Creative cocktail attire encouraged. ArtLaunch 2019 is a 21+ event, and ticketed for the general public.
SFOS EXHIBITION 2019
IN THE MAIN GALLERY AT SOMARTS CULTURAL CENTER, 934 BRANNAN STREET
OCTOBER 12 - NOVEMBER 3, 2019
This exhibition features 400+ artworks from Premier Artists who are registered for SF Open Studios. The gallery will be divided into SFOS weekends and neighborhoods. Visiting the gallery is a great way to get a sneak peek at all that SF Open Studios has to offer. Pick-up your Guide and your Map, and start planning your SF Open Studios adventures from the gallery!
**The exhibition is free and open to the public.**
SFOS 2019 EXHIBITION JURORS:
Alan Bamberger, Art Consultant & Appraiser with ArtBusiness.com
James Bacchi, Founding Partner of ArtHaus Gallery
Irene Hernandez-Feiks, Curator & Founder of WonderlandSF + Chillin Productions
Dylan Ozanich, Founding Partner of Scale Up Art
Donna Seager, Founding Partner of Seager Gray Gallery
Patience Yi, Executive Director of Code and Canvas
Each Juror will select one artwork from the exhibition to win the "Jurors' Choice Award" plus their top 5 favorite artworks to be promoted as the Juror's choice favorites.
Tuesdays- Fridays, 12 p.m.- 7 p.m
Saturdays, 11 a.m. -5 p.m
Sundays, 11 a.m.- 3 p.m.
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.
SF ART TASTING:
Tentative: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2019, 6-8PM,
SF OPEN STUDIOS EXHIBITION
SOMARTS CULTURAL CENTER, MAIN GALLERY 934 BRANNAN
Join us for a taste of art, games, wine, and stimulating discussion at the SF Open Studios Exhibition. Please your palate 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 2019 is a 21+ event, and will be ticketed for the general public.
VIEW THE 2018 ONLINE GUIDE : CLICK HERE
DOWNLOAD THE 2018 PDF MAP SHOWING ALL REGISTERED ARTISTS: CLICK HERE
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Pictured above: Peggy Gyulai