Looking for something non-spooky to round out your pre-Halloween weekend this year?
Open Studios, the annual, month-long arts festival that brings art lovers into the homes and studios of over 800 San Francisco artists, is kicking off in the Upper Haight and Cole Valley this weekend. As Open Studios puts it: "The event connects collectors with artists for engaging dialogue and a glimpse into the life of the working artist."
Open Studios highlights artists working in multiple media, and this year, the Upper Haight's offerings include painting, sculpture, ceramics, photography and more.
A full map of offerings from Open Studios is available here; other neighborhoods featured this weekend include the Richmond and the Sunset, West Portal, Excelsior, and most of the further western and northern reaches of the city, so there's a lot of ground to cover.
If you're staying local, here's the roster of places to hit:
- Jane B. Grimm, sculpture, at 1205 Stanyan St.
- Christopher Schramm, paintings and drawings, at 152 Carl St. (garage).
- Arlene Diehl, drawing, at 470 Frederick St. #1.
- Ricky Johnson, ceramics, at 830 Cole St.
- Chelsea Marie Doherty, painting, at 1852 Fell St #7.
- Artpaul Cartier, photography at 1845 Hayes St.
And, as usual, hours for open studios are 11am-6pm Saturday and Sunday.