OUR MISSION & PROGRAMS




Here at ArtSpan we work to cultivate a vibrant, accessible, and world-class art community in San Francisco, and to promote 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.   Beyond SF Open Studios and our year-round programming for artists and art lovers, ArtSpan is committed to working with community partners and city leadership to advocate for policy that will benefit our creative culture every day.


Art-in-Neighborhoods works to fill all corners of the city with vibrant, locally made artwork, celebrated with free public artist receptions.

Artist Professional Development Workshops  help artists expand their business skills and create a network to build more successful careers.

Studio Residency Program provides workspace and a network of support for dozens of artists.


Youth Open Studios provides youth art groups the opportunity to show their work, supported by Artist Mentors.

Art Curious Events help collectors expand their appreciation of our dynamic creative environments.

Artist Mixers cross-pollinate our creative communities through hands-on art activities hosted with partners.




Community Engagement  invites the public to participate in art-making activities at community events.

Public Art Projects beautify the San Francisco landscape with large-scale murals and public art.




SF Open Studios Exhibition Oct 14, 2018 - Nov 11, 2018 at SOMArts Main Gallery Over 400 Premier SFOS artists exhibit together for a sampling of city-wide art.

ArtLaunch Oct 13, 2018 Celebrate the opening of SFOS with our  whole community.

ArtTasting Oct 23, 2018 Sip fine wines as you take a closer look and learn more about the art.




Annual ArtSpan Gala
We honor our most vital donors with a lively, inspiring party featuring art,  fine libations, and delicious fare.

Annual Juried Art Auction
Our spring fundraiser broke all records in 2018! 

 Selections Juried Exhibition
An opportunity to elevate a select group of ArtSpan artists to greater visibility.

For more information about ArtSpan events and how you can participate or support our efforts, visit ArtSpan.org.