We are in the midst of San Francisco’s twice yearly Open Studios. The grand daddy of artist open studios, San Francisco Open Studios has been going on since 1975 and has expanded to four weekends plus an opening reception weekend. Each weekend, different areas of the city will participate. This weekend, October 25 & 26, artist studios will be open in the Financial District, North Beach, Potrero Hill, Russian Hill, SOMA, Tenderloin, Bayview, and Excelsior.
Coming up next weekend, November 1 & 2 will be the grand finale at Hunters Point Shipyard. Hunters Point weekend offers an opportunity to the public to visit with over 170 artists in one location.
We met many excellent artists during last spring’s Open Studios. We have featured the following artists on HaveMuse:
Alan Mazzetti, Audry Welch, Ellen Markoff, Ivy Jacobsen, Mirang Wonne, Rebecca Haseltine, Susan Friedman and Thea Schrack. Make sure to visit their studios to see their latest creations.
Open Studios is put on by the nonprofit arts advocacy group ArtSpan. For more information and maps, visit the ArtSpan Web site.