SF Open Studios 2015—40th Anniversary

10091435 by Alan Bamberger

Visit the SF Open Studios Exhibition to peruse over 450 SF Open Studios artworks, organized by SF Open Studios weekend and neighborhood. Hung salon-style, the artwork is a preview of what you’ll discover when visiting studios on the upcoming weekends. Grab a Guide, mark your favorite artists, and start on your own self-guided art adventure!

10091436 by Alan Bamberger

Presented by ArtSpan, a SOMArts tenant for over 20 years, SF Open Studios is the oldest and largest open studios program in the country, features an annual, month-long art event in October and November that showcases over 800 emerging and established San Francisco artists in their studios. 2015 marks the 40th Anniversary of SF Open Studios. 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.

art by Joshua Coffey by Alan Bamberger

The following accompanying events take place in conjunction with SFOS and will be hosted at SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan St. in San Francisco, CA.

ArtLaunch 2015
Thursday, October 8, 6:30–9pm

Preview the exhibition & meet the artists at a ticketed kick-off event, ArtLaunch, on Thursday, October 8, 2015. Join ArtSpan as an Art Lover Member to attend the VIP portion of the event from 6:30pm to 7:30pm, featuring food and drinks. At 7:30pm, doors open to general admission and the party continues until 9pm, with an open bar, snacks, and a chance to win prizes in our drawing! Click here to purchase tickets.

ArtSpan SF Art Tasting 2015
Saturday, October 10, 2015, 5-7:00pm

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.

ArtSpan 40

This exhibition & related events are presented at SOMArts through participation in the Affordable Space Program, which provides below-market rental space, production and publicity assistance to nonprofit organizations. For more information visit our rentals page.

All photos but the last, courtesy of ArtSpan, by Alan Bamberger from SFOS 2014