||October 10, 2019
ArtLaunch Kicks Off 4 Weekends of SF Open Studios!!
October 10 - November 3; Oct 10 at SOMArts 6-9pm; weekend Open Studios 11am-6pm, San Francisco
MORE INFO: https://www.artspan.org/home
Its that time of year again, where artists all over the city open the doors of their studios to the public!
And it all begins with ArtLaunch on Thursday, October 10 from 6-9pm at SOMArts, where all participating artists will have work on the gallery walls, before the studios at Hunter's Point open their doors to the public on Saturday October 12 at 11am. That weekend's Open Studio will be open both Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 6pm.
While ArtLaunch is a ticketed, general admission event for those 21 and over and includes an open bar and food-with creative cocktail attire encouraged-access to all the weekend SF Open Studios is FREE
Among the participating artists this year will be John Musgrove, whose Sunset District, Hopper influenced cityscapes communicate a palpable sense of place, who will open his studio to the public on the 2nd weekend, October 19 & 20.
"We often take the ever-present "ordinary" features of the landscape for granted, seeing past them or not seeing them at all," he says. "But to me, mailboxes and traffic signs have a beauty deserving of our notice. While the elements of the urban landscape are central to my work, light and shadow are the unifying forces."
SF Open Studios 2019 Dates:
Weekend # 1
Artlaunch, Thursday, October 10 from 6-9pm at SOMArts
Hunters Point Shipyard, October 12 & 13, 11am-6pm
Weekend # 2
October 19 & 20, 11am-6pm
Richmond, Sunset, Cole Valley, West Portal, Ocean View, Excelsior, Balboa Park, Outer Mission, Glen Park, Visitacion Valley, Portola, Bayview, and Islais Creek
Weekend # 3
October 26 & 27, 2019, 11am-6pm
Dogpatch, Potrero Hill, Mission, Castro, Noe Valley, Diamond Heights, Bernal Heights
Weekend # 4
November 2 & 3, 2019, 11am-6pm
Fort Mason, Marina, Russian Hill, North Beach, Pacific Heights, Western Addition, Downtown, Tenderloin, MIDMA, SOMA, Hayes Valley, NOPA, Upper & Lower Haight, and Buena Vista
October 10 - November 3; Oct 10 at SOMArts 6-9pm; weekend Open Studios 11am-6pm
SOMArts, and Various Artist Studios Throughout San Francisco
934 Brannan St
San Francisco, CA, 94103
ArtLaunch is $25.00 while all weekend SF Open Studios Visits are FREE.
Contact: Joen Madonna
ArtSpan is a non-profit that builds community by connecting the public to visual arts in San Francisco. Through San Francisco Open Studios, youth and adult education, and art-centric events, ArtSpan creates a platform for artists to thrive by connecting both art and the artist with the Bay Area community and bringing the Bay Area community to art and the artist. More information at www.artspan.org