Spring Open Studios 2018
Over the past hundred years, San Francisco has acted as a powerful beacon for artists looking to reinvent, challenge, and discover themselves. From filmmakers to musicians to poets to painters, the Bay Area is the home they have looked for their entire lives. This helps explain why the city boasts of so many wonderful art galleries, bookstores, cafes, and other spaces that host and nurture artists of all kinds.
Towards the end of April, from the 21st to the 22nd, the Bay Area’s love of artists will be on display as the local studio space Open Studios hosts its annual spring celebration.
Spring Open Studios 2018 will be held at the Hunters Point Shipyard, and on both days of its running it will go from 11:00 in the morning until 6:00 at night, providing visitors with a wonderfully long period of time to absorb the atmosphere, engage in scintillating conversation with other artists and art enthusiasts, and support some of the dozens of local artists participating in the event.
All in all, Spring Open Studios 2018 will host more than 100 different artist who call Open Studios their home. This will not be like wandering through a convention hall with numerous booths: instead, visitors will be walking directly into the studio space held by these artists, having brief and brilliant moments of being surrounded by one person’s artistic vision before dipping away and into another artist’s space.
While it is impossible to give an adequate description of all the art that will be present, we can say for certain that visitors to Spring Open Studios between April 21st and 22nd will have the chance to view (and purchase) works crafted using mediums such as:
- Wire mesh
- Sumi’e ink
- Digital platforms
- Acrylic paints
The techniques, skills, visions, and dreams of these artists come from across generations, cultures, experiences, and beliefs. Regardless of where you are coming from, Spring Open Studios will hold something to captivate and thrill you as you wander the halls and relish the feeling of being surrounded by the single largest community of working studio artists in the city.