ArtSeed Homepage

Open Studios & Final Report


ArtSeed’s Fall Open Studios,
11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday, October 15 and
Sunday, October 16, 2016. Selected work from our summer programs will be
displayed alongside art by practicing artists.

While they last, get your free “Mystery Box” filled with cool stuff! Come to
ArtSeed’s studio 2513 in the upstairs Gallery area in Building 101 at the
Hunters Point Shipyard Open Studios. Donations support scholarships at our
new studios in the Richmond. However, money is not required to take home a box
full of gifts to keep or pass on to loved ones! Map: Bayview Studio

Call Josefa at 415-656-9849


Drop-in on Sundays 1-3pm, to see what’s available to teachers, families and artists of all ages and levels of expertise. Location: 4301 Geary at 7th Ave (garden stairs, 2nd floor, Room #5). Find out about coaching for teaching artists, staff development for classroom teachers, day-long school holiday workshops, afterschool and weekend classes, or year-long apprenticeships.

School holiday but you work? Your child will have a blast at:

ArtSeed’s Labyrinth Studios Workshops, 4301 Geary and 7th Ave
Veterans Day, November 11, 2016
Also in 2017: MLK Holiday January 16; Lunar New Year January 27; President’s
Day February 20; Caesar Cháves Day March 31.
Make a request for specific days and times during Thanksgiving, Winter Break, and
Spring Break.
No one turned away for lack of funds!


This year’s theme and title of ArtSeed’s final exhibition was “Cottage Industry 2016: Locomotion, Collaboration, Let’s Beat Poverty and Racism In All Their Forms!” With its sense of urgency it produced the most activity ever. Never has our final body of work been more precise and yet expansive in its rendering of our chosen topics: Locomotion, Collaboration, Poverty, and Racism.


Watch the animated Locomotion video from the Fine Arts Summer Intensive

Call 415-656-9849 to help with our annual mailer and suggest a date for
ArtSeed’s Holiday Party to Honor and Thank ArtSeed Volunteers!

Please Save The Dates:
ArtSeed Earth Week Art-a-thon, Friday, April 22, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Make art for yourself or for ArtSeed’s year-end exhibition. See exhibition details
below. Artists of all ages and levels of experience are invited to come together for a
10-hour art-and-music-making marathon to benefit ArtSeed’s students! Location: The Presidio’s Thoreau Center for Sustainability. Map: Thoreau Center for Sustainability

2017 ArtSeed Fine Arts Summer Intensive, June 19 – 30, weekdays,
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. For ten students, 10-18 years old, or for younger students after an
interview. Individual portfolio and collaborative project-building workshop with
teaching artists, guest presenters and adult volunteers culminating in an exhibition.
For information about sliding scale tuition and scholarships, call
(415) 656-9849. Location: Park Presidio United Methodist Church, 4301 Geary Blvd at 7th Avenue, San Francisco. ArtSeed Summer Intensive Photos

ArtSeed’s Year-End Exhibition, and 2017 Theme:

Marching Home: Grasping Valor, Seeking Freedom, and Preserving History on the Way to Peace!

Thursday, June 8 – Saturday, July 8, 2017. Through art and music, artists will bring veterans’ stories to foster children, and others to gain a deeper grasp of the US Constitution and learn techniques utilized by professionals who make it their business to resolve conflicts. A final exhibition of art will explore statesmanship, bravery, and belonging as it memorializes the development or destruction of cultures representing, often ancient, and irreplaceable points of view.

Location: China Brotsky Gallery, Thoreau Center for Sustainability.
Opening Reception: 5-7 p.m. Thursday, June 8, 2017
Closing Reception: 3-5 p.m. Saturday, July 8, 2017
Map: Thoreau Center for Sustainability