“THE LAST OPEN STUDIOS” WHITEOUT
doors open at 6pm—WHITEOUT unveiling at 6:30pm SHARP!
to read the hoodline post about the Last Open STUDIO WHITEOUT.
For artists, WHITE is the absence of color.
Artist studios and cultural spaces are being replaced by tech offices at alarming rates. San Francisco is losing artists and cultural diversity. As a result, the color and magic is being drained from our city.
The closing of SOMA Artist Studios after 26 years marks yet another of the many studios and cultural spaces to be replaced by market-rate renters. To focus attention on the rapid disappearance of our city’s art and culture, SOMA artists concerned for our city will simulate a “ WHITEOUT ” by covering the art hanging in the studio’s two main halls.
Doors open Friday evening at 6pm…
At 6:30pm sharp on Friday evening, you can participate in the “unveiling” of 90 works of art. Show your support, wear WHITE !
(or WHITE armbands—we’ll have some armbands)
Once the WHITEOUT material is removed from the art,
it will be draped in studios, on artists, and distributed to the visitors.
The WHITEOUT and LAST OPEN STUDIOS events takes place on the third of four weekends during ArtSpan’s annual SF Open Studios. This year is the 40th anniversary of San Francisco Open Studios.
The Last Open Studios at SOMA Artists studios continues through the weekend: Fri Oct 30th to 9pm, Sat Oct 31st & Sun Nov 1st, 11am–6pm