ArtSpan ArtLaunch 2016: SF Open Studios Exhibition Opening Reception

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TICKETS ONLY AVAILABLE AT DOOR AFTER 12 PM TODAY.

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.

ABOUT SF OPEN STUDIOS:

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:

HUB EXHIBITION WEEKEND: October 1 & 2

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 www.somarts.org.

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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 www.artspan.org to learn more. Contact info@artspan.org or (415) 861-9838 for more information.

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