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pacific felt factory

Amid Ailing Arts Scene, Pacific Felt Factory Blooms

With a small backyard barbecue the Pacific Felt Factory, the Mission’s most recently activated arts space, celebrated its first birthday on Sunday night. It was a modest celebration for a determined little studio in a city and neighborhood where its larger, weightier cousins are being swallowed whole. “Three or four years ago, you had Guerrero Gallery across the street, Steven...
"La Esperanza de Cada Dia" by Claudio Talavera-Ballón

40th Annual ArtSpan Open Studios Is This Weekend in SF Mission

Despite an exodus of artists and art spaces in San Francisco, Joen Madonna continues to push the art community to the forefront of local cultural happenings as the executive director of ArtSpan. This weekend, ArtSpan’s 40th annual citywide Open Studios will arrive in the Mission, with artists around the neighborhood opening up their workspaces to thousands of members of the...

It’s Open Studios This Weekend

Open Studios kicks off on Friday night with receptions at 1890 Bryant Street from 6-9 and another at Studio 17, 3265 17th Street @ Mission from 6-9. On Saturday there will be a party from 6:30 to 9:30 with spoken word and live entertainment at Robert Windle’s Place, Army Lofts, 3435 Cesar Chavez @ Valencia, Studio 302 Otherwise, studios are open...

Art Explosion Spring Open Studios Kicks Off

Art Explosion, an arts collective that provides artists with affordable studio space and exhibition opportunities, is ready to burst forth with creativity for its annual Spring Open Studios this weekend. A free opening gala takes place Friday evening from 7 to 10 p.m. More than 100 painters, sculptors, fashion designers, jewelers and other artists will open their studios to the public...
Pucusana, Oil, Claudio Talavera-Ballón. Courtesy of the Artist.

Open Studio Artists – Artists and Their Influences

More than 100 artists will open their studios today and Sunday for the third weekend of Open Studios to show and sell work that includes everything from textiles to photography and ceramics. In addition to the Mission, the map of open workshops stretches from Upper Market to Glen Park and as far West as the Castro. Open Studio season comes this year in the midst of a...
Catherine Mackey adds some detail to a canvas featuring one of her portraits of the urban environment

As Art Space Shrinks, Open Studios Carries On

  Artists around the neighborhood will open their studio doors to the public this weekend. Participants in the Mission Artists United spring open studios create their art in spaces ranging from units in an old mayonnaise factory to their own garages. But they often consider themselves the lucky few. As rents soar all around the city, the artistic hubs that...
The lighting at Workspace is fabulous and the art work, like that of Maxine Solomon, was eye popping.

One Contributor’s Open Studios Picks

This an assemblage of items ranging from household kitchen tools to computer parts. The design was inspired by linear accelerators from around the world. The artist, John Zaklikowski, looked at me and said, “Meticulous is the word you are searching for.” Artist Miles Epstein makes wonderful designs from “found items.” The little things that look like flower petals are actually felt...
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Friday Night in the Mission and Things to Do

These are all listed on our events calendar. Your stops can include: An opening at Paxton Gates Curiosities for Kids, a concert and conversation with the Arditti Quartet at the Community Music Center, an art opening at Gem and Jetsam, an art opening for Todd Brown at ZSpace, traditional Greek music at the Red Poppy, and Open Studios parties.