With over 900 artists it is the country’s oldest and largest open studio event
Saturday & Sunday, November 3 & 4: 11am – 6pm
For the past month, San Francisco has come alive with art as ArtSpan (www.artspan.org) continues to present its 37th Annual SF Open Studios – the oldest and largest event of its kind in the country. From Dogpatch to Fort Mason, the Mission to Ocean Beach, each weekend features new neighborhoods to explore as more than 900 emerging and established artists open their studios to show and sell their work during the month-long event. It’s an unrivaled opportunity for art patrons, collectors, and admirers to connect one on one with artists, get a glimpse of the working artist’s life, and to find their next true art love.
This coming weekend is the final chance to experience the 2012 SF Open Studios: Saturday & Sunday, November 3 & 4, from 11am to 6pm. This weekend features artists working at the Hunters Point Shipyard & Islais Creek Studios. In addition, the SF Open Studios Exhibition continues this week, through November 4, at the SOMArts Cultural Center, Main Gallery (934 Brannan St. San Francisco): Tuesday – Friday, 12pm – 7pm; Saturday, 11am – 5pm; Sunday, 11am – 3pm
“SF Open Studios absolutely epitomizes the breadth, depth, and diversity of the city itself,” says ArtSpan Executive Director Heather Holt Villyard. “There’s no other event that illuminates the abundance and vibrancy of San Francisco’s arts and culture in the same way.”
ArtSpan, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, builds a community by connecting the public to visual arts in San Francisco. Through SF Open Studios, youth and adult education, and art-centric events, ArtSpan creates a platform for artists to thrive, fostering a Bay Area that values the arts.