Each year, ArtSpan presents each year the SF Open Studios, the country's oldest and largest event of its kind.


What is it all about ? Art for sure!


Emerging and established local artists (almost 800) participate in this art event. During a month, every weekend, they open their studios for free and show their artwork.


A great opportunity to get to know local artists and eventually purchase works often at affordable prices.


Basically, it is such a great and creative way to canvas the city and its neighborhoods.


Each week end has its own neighborhoods...




Week-end 1: October 15 & 16, 2016.

Hunters Point Shipyard and Islais Creek Studios

We like the furniture creations by Golden Gate Furniture Co, the photographies by Paul Gralen or the urban industrial inspiration of Jenny Robinson. Choice range is wide and talents immense.

Week end 1 artists.

Hunters Point Shipyard

Galvez Ave & Horne Ave 

Islais Creek Studios
1 Rankin Street



Start the week end at the de Young with a special Friday Night for the occasion. Read more.




Week-end 2: Octo ber 22 & 23, 2016

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

Week end 2 artists.


Meet GRETA & MANU SCHNETZLER at Big Daddy's Antiques on 17th Street.




Week-end 3: October 29 & 30, 2016

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

Week end 3 artists.


In the Outer Sunset, visit 3fishstudio to find the bear you need. One can be in love with California, but also with any other state. Perfect gift idea!



And since you're there, (re)-discover Paul Madonna's work. You should love his very SF prints All over coffee. 



In the Inner Sunset, go and take a look at the Cloutier cermamics at Irving Street Projects. Julie's creations are already offered at Flora GrubbGeneral Store and Case for Making among other places. Now you know how beautiful and cool it might be!





Week-end 4: November 5 & 6, 2016

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

Week end 4 artists.


SFOS HUB Exhibitions offer permanent or temporary exhibits with local artists and you will find at there the SF Open Studios guide for the different week ends.


Among them, in the Sunset, on Irving, we love Three Fish Studios and their bears in love with California by Annie Galvin


To check all SFOS HUB EXHIBITIONS participants, click here.