Youth Open Studios Program

Photograph by Anna Taranenko

Protecting the long-term future of the art community in San Francisco means supporting the city’s youth who express a special interest in art. ArtSpan partners with organizations throughout the city to produce Youth Open Studios, showcasing the work of young artists during SFOS each fall. Since launching in 2014, Youth Open Studios has helped fuel the creative visions of over 500 young artists. “Working with the youth artists on their Open Studios exhibition is always a transformative experience. I’ve witnessed students in tears by the end of the show– so proud of selling their first piece of artwork, or exhibiting publicly as an artist for the first time. By empowering students to plan and host their own art shows, their creative vision, self-expression, and collaboration skills are nurtured and they emerge more confident and capable to do great things in the future.” Rachel Znerold Ruth Asawa School of the Arts, Teaching Artist
Every Saturday of SF Open Studios: 1 - 4pm See what the next generation of artists has in store for you at these Youth Open Studios sites! OCTOBER 12 Hunters Point Shipyard Building 101 2nd Floor Gallery and adjoining studio ArtSeed Kids & Art Foundation Boys & Girls Clubs of SF, Tenderloin Clubhouse Building 101 Studio 2517 Art Rocks Club House PLUS art activities for youth and families. OCTOBER 19 ArtSeed Labyrinth Studios, 4301 Geary Boulevard, 2nd Floor Creative IQ 3423 Balboa Street George Washington High School Richmond Branch Library, 351 9th Avenue Youth Art Exchange Green Art Workshop [x]Space, 5137 Mission Street OCTOBER 26 Buena Vista Horace Mann School 3351 23rd Street *CANCELED* UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital 1975 4th Street Boys & Girls Clubs of SF - Columbia Park Clubhouse and Mission Clubhouse 450 Guerrero Street NOVEMBER 2 Ruth Asawa School of the Arts Cafe International, 508 Haight Street **San Francisco Children’s Art Center Fort Mason, Building C, 2 Marina Boulevard **Date has been corrected.