SF OPEN STUDIOS
A SAN FRANCISCO TRADITION
Mid-September 2020 through mid-October 2020
SF Open Studios (SFOS) is a San Francisco tradition and ArtSpan's flagship program. This year, SFOS will operate virtually across multiple platforms, maximizing engagement while ensuring safety and comfort of artists and visitors. From mid-September through mid-October, ArtSpan will shine a bright light on artists creating out of San Francisco and across the Greater Bay Area.
Although we will be presenting our 46th year of SF Open Studios differently amidst disruptions caused by COVID-19, our renovated platform will continue to offer the opportunity to authentically connect with local artists and purchase work directly from the unique creatives that contribute to the Bay's cultural vibrancy.
SF Open Studios is FREE to virtually attend.
We can't wait to meet you this Fall at our virtual events which will include intimate artful discussions curated by Bay Area luminaries, large fair-like presentations with the option to speak with artists privately, and celebratory receptions and mixers featuring a variety of artists across multiple disciplines.
OUR HYBRID-VIRTUAL SFOS EVENTS WILL BE UPDATED HERE AS THEY ARE SCHEDULED.
SF Open Studios' History
ArtSpan evolved from SF Open Studios (SFOS), begun in 1975 by a small group of enterprising artists who concurrently opened their studios to the public annually over one weekend to increase the accessibility of their work. Following the devastation of the 1989 earthquake, these artists created a strong organization to ensure SFOS would remain a San Francisco tradition, and in 1991, ArtSpan received its non-profit, tax-exempt status. SFOS has grown exponentially, spanning four weekends, with over 800 participating artists and 100,000+ visitors.*
*Public offerings have been indefinitely postponed due to the global pandemic
Join us for our virtual events celebrating artists across the San Francisco - Bay Area!
Get around SF Open Studios using ArtSpan's SFOS Guide, the Online Guide and the iOS App.
I'm an Artist and want to participate in SF Open Studios!
Kick off SF Open Studios early by celebrating with the artists at a virtual SFOS Preview Party!
Nested with the SF Open Studios event, Youth Open Studios provides young artists under age 18 to exhibit their work in SFOS.
See over 400 works of art in a multitude of media, representing ArtSpan SF Open Studios artists from all neighborhoods.