02 Nov 2023

Coffy, Art, & Open Studios All Over San Francisco

I’ve volunteered extensively with ArtSpan for several years. I was the Co-chair of the Open Studios Committee for a bit and even helped develop the Mentor Team, where artists who have experience with open studios offer up their knowledge to people just getting into the game.

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12 Oct 2023

Hundreds of San Francisco Artists Open Their Studios This Fall

SF artist Rachel Znerold has been painting in the Mission for 15 years, her art seeks to encourages people to think more deeply about their connection to Mother Nature and to one another.

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27 Jan 2024

The San Francisco Beer Passport is Here!

Step into a world of adventure with the San Francisco Beer Passport. There’s no better way to explore San Francisco than to literally drink it in. This passport is amazing! Each one contains 27 coupons to buy one beer, get a second beer FREE at 27 of the finest locally

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19 Sep 2023

SF Artists Challenge “Doom Loop” Narrative by Spotlighting Their Creative Spaces

ArtSpan’s annual SF Open Studios offers residents and tourists the free opportunity to engage directly with local artists by visiting their studio spaces. Visitors can expect to learn more about each creator’s work and process, and have the opportunity to purchase work directly.

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28 Nov 2022

Some of Our Favorite Local Nonprofits to Support This Giving Tuesday

To balance out the extreme spending on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday started in 2011 – encouraging the support of nonprofits and organizations which help others.  We have featured hundreds of amazing and worthy local nonprofits throughout the years. For the first time, we’re giving you a suggested

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20 Sep 2018

Art Parties, Openings, & Excellent Events in SF & Oak

It’s our summer, and arguably our best time year, it’s go-time for those who love fun and culture, open season for music, art and all the creative programming coming out of our most creative houses.  Get out there and have some fun

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16 Aug 2018

The New SF Transit Center Murals & the Artists Behind Them

The new Transit Center and public park downtown are officially open in San Francisco, and as far as transportation terminals go, we got a pretty nice one.  Not every bus station has its own rooftop garden, massive light installations, and it’s own little gondola. Not to mention a live music

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15 Jun 2018

SF Artist Studios Burglarized, $10k in Equipment Missing

By SF Artist Joshua Coffy In the early morning hours of June 13th, the Journal Building at 1540 Market St. was broken into and burglarized. The thief took $10k worth of cameras, lenses, lighting, and other valuable art supplies. The Journal Building is home to ArtSpan’s Studio Residency Program that serves

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24 Oct 2017

SF Artists Continue to Open their Studios All over the City

SF Open Studios, the oldest and largest open studios program in the country, is an annual, month-long art event in October and November that showcases over 800 emerging and established San Francisco artists in their studios. The event connects collectors with artists for engaging dialog and a glimpse into the

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