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March - April - May - June 2015
Mission Open Studios
Artists' Studios Open to the Public
More than 300 artists are expected to participate giving thousands of visitors an opportunity to view and purchase beautiful, challenging and affordable art. www.missionarts.org
South of Market
Preview Artist Reception
Artists' Studios Open to the Public
Over 60 artists will be displaying their work in an incredible variety of media, including ceramics, collage, glass, drawing, furniture, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, textiles, and more. The studios are easy to get to by walking, bicycling or by public transportation.
1.SOMA Artists Studios: 689 Bryant St., SF
Hunters Point Shipyard
April 25 - April 26, 11 am – 6 pm
A former submarine barracks and naval shipyard has evolved into one of the largest community of artists in the country. The 5-acre premises, usually off-limits to the public, are open for a combination warehouse sale and exhibition.
Silicon Valley Open Studios
Weekend I: May 2 - 3 | Northern Area
Weekend II: May 9 - 10 | Central Area
Weekend III: May 16 - 17
Four hundred local artists open their doors, exhibiting and selling sculpture, paintings, jewelry, ceramics, photography, wearable art, drawings, and more. Get a map online or at any public library in the two counties.
Marin Open Studios
Weekend I: May 2 - 3 | South & Central Marin
Weekend II: May 9 - 10 | West & North Marin
(415) 499-8350 | www.marinopenstudios.com
Paint on the walls. Clay on the stools. Shards of glass on the floors. These are the things that studios are made of. Catch an inkling of the messy nature of creation, as around 300 artists and craftsmen open up their workspaces to the public. West and North Marin artists are featured on the second weekend, and artists from San Rafael down through South Marin are featured on the first weekend.
June 6 - 7, 11 am – 5 pm
North Coast Open Studios
Various locations Eureka and Humboldt County communities
707.834.6460 | www.northcoastopenstudios.com
Meet over 150 artists in their studios and experience the creative process firsthand at this annual event. Many of the artists' studios are located in unique and interesting spaces—from historic buildings in Old Town Eureka, to rustic settings with beautiful gardens along the coast and in the redwoods. Each weekend is devoted to a different part of Humboldt
June 6 - 7, 11 am - 6 pm
Pro Arts - East Bay Open Studios
Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, El Cerrito, El Sobrante, Emeryville, Fremont, Oakland, Piedmont, Pinole, Pleasant Hill, Richmond, San Leandro, San Pablo.
East Bay Open Studios is the biggest art event in the East Bay, spanning over thirteen cities and two counties, drawing over 60,000 studio visitors over two weekends in June every year.
September 19 - 20, 10 am - 5 pm
707.257.2117 | www.NapaValleyOpenStudios.com
Gig Harbor Open Studio Tour
September Opening Reception: 18, 5 - 8 pm
Over 140 professional artists, who work in all kinds of mediums and styles, welcome you into their studios this fall during ARTrails Open Studios. Presented by the Arts Council of Sonoma County, ARTrails provides a unique opportunity to meet artists in their workplaces for an up close and personal look at their creative processes. Here you'll find the Open Studios a great opportunity to purchase original fine arts and crafts for yourself or as gifts.
TBA Private Preview Gala, SomArts Gallery
Weekend #1. October 17 & 18, 11 am - 6 pm
Hunters Point Shipyard & Islais Creek Studios
Weekend #2. October 24 & 25, 11 am - 6 pm
Fort Mason, Marina, Pacific Heights, Russian Hill, North Beach, Hayes Valley, NOPA, Haight, Buena Vista, Richmond, The Presidio, Sunset, West Portal, Oceanview
Weekend #3. October 31 & November 1, 11am-6pm
SOMA, Tenderloin, MIDMA, Downtown, Potrero Hill, Dogpatch, Bayview, Portola, Excelsior, Balboa Park
Weekend #4. November 7 & 8, 11 am - 6 pm
Mission, Castro, Bernal Heights, Noe Valley, Upper Market, Glen Park
Santa Cruz County
NORTH COUNTY: October 3 & 4
All artists' studios will be open from 11 am - 6 pm the first two weekends, regardless of location.
The Open Studios Art Tour is a self-guided tour with 300 studios open throughout Santa Cruz County. Art Tour information is available through the 15-month Artist Guide/Calendar, a Preview Exhibit at the Santa Cruz Art League.
WEST END October: 17 - 18
EAST END October: 24 - 25
The Open Studio Art Tours is the largest annual art event of the Morongo Basin including communities of Morongo Valley, Yucca Valley, Pioneertown, Landers, Joshua Tree, 29 Palms & Wonder Valley.
760-368-8306 | www.mbcac.org
November - December 2015
BerkeleyArtisa Holiday Open Studios
Over one hundred professional artists and craftspeople at studio buildings in Berkeley, California will open their doors to the public during the 16th annual Berkeley Artisans Holiday Open Studios. All manner of fine art and craft will be shown, including lampworked & blown glass, functional & decorative ceramics, ornaments, Menorahs, lamps & lighting, painted & custom furniture, garden art, floor cloths, clothing, textiles, many styles of jewelry, sculpture, photography, paintings, original prints & works on paper, & musical instruments. All work is handcrafted, and many pieces are one-of-a-kind.