ArtSpan Week 1: Open Studios at Art Explosion | Mission
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Submitted by the Event Organizer
Art Explosion Studios, the Mission’s largest artist’s collective is holding its annual Fall Open Studios this weekend. There will be something for every type of art connoisseur. Hit the pavement to explore the vast range of artwork, see works in progress, learn about materials and methods, and purchase pieces directly from your favorite artists!
There’s a free opening reception gala with free admission and refreshments on Friday from 7pm – 11pm. Don’t miss this opportunity to get a first look at all the incredible work that will be on display and enjoy a spectacular night out viewing art.
Then it will be Open Studios on Saturday & Sunday from 11am – 6pm. Come meet over 130 artists (incl. painters, sculptures, photographers, fashion designers, jewelers and textile artists) in their studios and get a personal showing of their art.
LOCATION: Although they are centered around 744 Alabama St (at 19th), there are three Art Explosion Studios locations so you’ll want to visit 2425 17th St (at Portrero Ave) and 2345 Harrison St (at 19th).
This event is part of ArtSpan which features 800 local artists. See, October is THE month for open studios in the city. Every weekend, a different area, from 11AM to 6PM:
- Weekend 1 (9 & 10): Bernal Heights, Castro, Duboce, Eureka Valley, Glen Park, Mission, Noe Valley, Portola
- Weekend 2 (16 & 17): Bayview, Excelsior, Financial District, North Beach, Potrero Hill, Russian Hill, SOMA, Tenderloin
- Weekend 3 (23 & 24): Buena Vista, Diamond Hghts, Ft Mason, Haight, Hayes Valley, Marina, Mt Davidson, Ocean Beach, Pacific Hghts, Richmond, Sunset, Twin Peaks, West Portal
- Weekend 4 (30 & 31): Hunters Point Shipyard & Islais Creek Studios
Download a PDF map of all the locations for Week 1, here. Or if you’re all fancy with an iPhone download the Swerve app, to get the same info. For more details, visit ArtSpan.org.
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