SF Open Studios Guide Magazine
Receive a copy of the SF Open Studios Guide Magazine
sent directly to your door!
Guides will be mailed in early October 2017.
$15 for shipping and handling.
The SF Open Studios Guide is a full-color, glossy, perfect-bound, 204-paged, 6" wide X 10.875" tall magazine that includes studio listings, maps, and artwork images from over 550 Premier Artist Members participating in the SF Open Studios program. The Guide features articles authored by professionals in the field on topics ranging from art collecting to the history of art appreciation in San Francisco.
ArtSpan distributes 20,000 copies of the Guide to coffee shops, hotels, museums, bookstores, and many other retail and tourist spots throughout the Bay Area while the online Guide reaches thousands more throughout the USA. Last year, the Guide was distributed to over 500 locations in San Francisco alone. (E-mail [email protected]
if you are interested in distributing Guides at your place of business.) SF Open Studios attendees visit the mapped artists’ locations and keep the Guide as a memento and a reference.
Guides are available to be picked up for free starting October 1 at
SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan Street, SF
Blick Art Materials, 979 Market Street, SF
NEW 2017 SF Open Studios Schedule:
WEEKEND 1: OCTOBER 14 & 15, 11AM TO 6PM
Hunters Point Shipyard & Islais Creek Studios
WEEKEND 2: OCTOBER 21 & 22, 11AM TO 6PM
Presidio, Richmond, Sunset, West Portal, Ocean View
WEEKEND 3: OCTOBER 28 & 29, 11AM TO 6PM
Dogpatch, Potrero Hill, Bayview, Bernal Heights, Portola, Excelsior, Balboa Park, Visitacion Valley, Outer Mission, Diamond Heights, Glen Park
WEEKEND 4: NOVEMBER 4 & 5, 11AM TO 6PM
Fort Mason, Marina, North Beach, Pacific Heights, Western Addition, Hayes Valley, NOPA, Upper & Lower Haight, Cole Valley, Tenderloin, MIDMA, Downtown, SOMA, Buena Vista, Russian Hill
WEEKEND 5: NOVEMBER 11 & 12, 11AM TO 6PM
Mission, Noe Valley, Castro, Upper Market
SF OPEN STUDIOS GET-THE-GUIDE PARTY
THURSDAY, SEMPTEMBER 28, 5:00-8PMBLICK ART MATERIALS, 979 MARKET STREET
Get the 2017 SF Open Studios Guide magazine HOT of 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. More information TBA.
ARTLAUNCH: SF OPEN STUDIOS EXHIBITION OPENING RECEPTION
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12, 6:30-9:00PMSOMARTS CULTURAL CENTER, MAIN GALLERY, 934 BRANNAN STREET
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 2017 is a 21+ event, and ticketed for the general public.
**Tickets and more information will be available this fall 2017.**
SFOS EXHIBITION 2017
IN THE MAIN GALLERY AT SOMARTS CULTURAL CENTER , 934 BRANNAN STREET
OCOTBER 13 - NOVEMBER 12, 2017
This exhibition features 400+ artworks from Premier Artists who are registered for SF Open Studios. The gallery will be divided by SFOS weekend 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.**
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:
TUESDAY OCTOBER 17, 2017 6-8PM, RSVP HERE.
SF OPEN STUDIOS EXHIBITIONSOMARTS 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 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 2017 is a 21+ event, and will be ticketed for the general public.
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, 2016, marked the 41st Anniversary of SF Open Studios, and we are planning to continue strong for SF Open Studios 2017. To create the best experience for everyone across the city, this year we have Visit SF Open Studios extended the event to include five weekends and restructured the SF neighborhood map. 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 dialog 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. The SF Open Studios event is FREE for visitors.