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ArtSpan ArtLaunch 2016: SF Open Studios Exhibition Opening Reception


Thursday, October 6, 2016 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee
VIP Couple Ticket, includes Dual Art Lovers Membership   more info Ended $80.00 $0.00
VIP Single Ticket, includes Art Lover Membership   more info Ended $50.00 $0.00
General Admission   more info Ended $25.00 $0.00
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Event Details


ArtLaunch 2016

SF Open Studios Exhibition Opening Reception

Thursday, October 6, 6:30-9:00pm

SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan Street, SF 


VIP Reception 6:30-7:30pm: 

$50: One Art Lover Members / $80: Dual Art Lover Membership

Click here for details on year-round membership benefits! 

General Admission 7:30-9:00pm: 

$25 per person 

Join ArtSpan and SF Open Studio Artists at ArtLaunch, the SF Open Studios Exhibition opening reception featuring over 400 original artworks.

Join ArtSpan as a member to attend the VIP portion of the event from 6:30pm to 7:30pm.  VIP ticket includes priority admission to be the first to preview the artworks, open bar, hors d'oeuvres, and a year-long ArtSpan Art Lover Membership!

At 7:30pm, doors open to general admission and the party continues until 9pm with an open bar and snacks.

Creative cocktail attire encouraged. ArtLaunch 2016 is a 21+ event. 



SF Open Studios is the oldest and largest open studios program in the country, featuring an annual, month-long art event in October that showcases over 900 emerging and established San Francisco artists in their studios. Each weekend, art patrons, admirers, and collectors venture out on self-guided tours to see as many SF Open Studios artists and their artworks as possible, in the hopes of finding their next true art love. The event connects collectors with artists for engaging dialogue and a glimpse into the life of the working artist; SF Open Studios simultaneously helps artists build their mailing lists, gain new admirers, and ultimately sustain a living making art.

NEW 2016 SF Open Studios Schedule:


Local businesses have SF Open Studios artists' work on display for the months of October and November! Get a jumpstart on finding your favorite artists this year. New this year is the Bayview Hub Crawl - more details here.


PREVIEW WEEKEND: October 8 & 9

SF Open Studios Exhibition is open at SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan Street! View over 400 artworks by SF Open Studios artists and plan your studio tours for the next four weekends.

Exhibition Dates: Friday, October 7 through Sunday, November 6

Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Friday, noon-7pm / Saturday, 11am-5pm / Sunday, 11am-3pm

Admission: Free and open to the public.


WEEKEND 1: October 15 & 16, 11am to 6pm

Hunters Point Shipyard & Islais Creek Studios

WEEKEND 2: October 22 & 23, 11am to 6pm

Fort Mason, Marina, Pacific Heights, Russian Hill, North Beach, Downtown, Tenderloin, MIDMA, SOMA, Western Addition, NOPA, Hayes Valley, Lower Haight, Potrero Hill, Dogpatch, Bayview

WEEKEND 3: October 29 & 30, 11am to 6pm

Presidio, Richmond, Upper Haight, Buena Vista, Cole Valley, Sunset, Ocean View, West Portal, Portola, Excelsior, Balboa Park 

WEEKEND 4: November 5 & 6, 11am to 6pm
Mission, Castro, Bernal Heights, Noe Valley, Upper Market, Glen Park


ArtLaunch is supported by the SOMArts Cultural Center’s Affordable Space Program, which provides subsidized, large-scale affordable space and technical assistance to nonprofits. SOMArts receives support from the San Francisco Arts Commission’s Community Arts and Education Program with funding from Grants for the Arts/The Hotel Tax Fund. The mission of SOMArts is to promote and nurture art on the community level and foster an appreciation of and respect for all cultures. To find out about SOMArts classes, events and exhibitions, please visit

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Have questions about ArtSpan ArtLaunch 2016: SF Open Studios Exhibition Opening Reception? Contact ArtSpan

When & Where

934 Brannan Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Thursday, October 6, 2016 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)

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ArtSpan, a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization, is committed to cultivating a vibrant, accessible, and world-class art community in San Francisco and to promoting the city's unique creative energy locally and globally. We champion an inclusive art experience by providing hundreds of local artists with the equal opportunity to showcase their work and make direct connections to diverse audiences and patrons. We are guided by the belief that artists play a vital role in society and that broad public engagement with their work is essential to defining a new cultural environment for our changing city. Visit to learn more. Contact or (415) 861-9838 for more information.

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