ArtSpan presents each year the art 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.



Here is how it was organized in 2013 :

Besides the ArtLaunch opening party on October 10, SF Open Studio 2013 starts on Friday, October 11 with an exhibition at SOMArts Cultural Center. 

This free exhibition showcases over 400 artists' work during October and November. Hung salon-style, the artwork is a preview of what you will discover when visiting studios on the upcoming weekends.

There, grab a free Guide (with maps, locations, pictures...), mark your favorites artists, and start on your own self-guided art adventure!


Neighborhoods for each weekend...


Weekend 1: October 19 & 20.

Fort Mason, Marina, Pacific Heights, Russian Hill, North Beach, Hayes Valley, Haight, Buena Vista, Sunset, Richmond.


3 locations you should visit:



In the Sunset, on Irving Street, we love the bears in love with California by Annie Galvin.




At Fort Mason, don't miss Greta et Manu Schnetzler 's work with some photographs that Edward Hoppe rwould have loved!



At Jackson Square, make a stop at the 472gallery. We went there for B&W exhibition last summer. This week end, discover Denis Krylov's work. We love San Francisco and its urban landscapes.




Weekend 2: October 26 & 27.

Mission, Castro, Bernal Heights, Noe Valley including Upper Market, West Portal, Glen Park



Weekend 3: November 2 & 3.

SOMA, Tenderloin, Potrero Hill, Dogpatch, Bayview, Portola, Excelsior



Weekend 4: November 9 & 10.

Bouquet final avec les artistes de Hunters Point Shipyard et d’Islais Creek Studios