Yes, ArtSpan's SF Open Studios is here to stay!

From September 16 through October 17, ArtSpan's 2021 SF Open Studios will present a month-long festival season of open studio events, culminating in a closing celebration and expansive exhibition highlighting hundreds of SF Bay Area artists at the SOMArts Cultural Center.

This year's SFOS will present a variety of options for both artists and art lovers to participate and engage with our community's abundant creative culture. We know you’re eager to learn the details of our planned 2021 SFOS, and we’re nearly ready to share more! Trust that you all will be among the first to know once we've fine tuned each element of our flagship program and historic city tradition. Details and registration will be formally released in mid-June. 

As our team continues to develop our 2021 SFOS, we invite you to browse our upcoming events below to stay connected with our bustling art community.

In artful solidarity,
The ArtSpan Team

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.