2024-04-15 Art-a-thon, Open Studios

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TODAY is the Art-a-thon! Make art, come watch, try your hand, and cheer us on!

When: 12pm to 6pm, Saturday April 20, 2024
Where: Tides Converge in the Presidio

Click here for the PDF flyer with more information about the event and how to get here!

Try all sorts of art-making, watch demonstrations, fundraise to win prizes, or simply enjoy live music, free food and beverages as you cheer on art-making attendees!

Use the link below to register as an artist, participant, fundraiser, volunteer, or observer!
Registration is not required, but helps us better plan for the event.

Click here to register for the Art-a-thon!
(If you prefer to use an PDF version of the registration form, click here!)

Share this Art-a-thon flyer!

Suggested donations: $20 adults/ $10 children, students and seniors.
No one turned away for lack of funds.

Our first ever Art-a-thon was in 2009, where we had raised over $10,000 in 10 hours of art-making.

Art-a-thon History
Photos from throughout the years:


Join us the following weekend April 27th and 28th at Open Studios! Art-a-thoners can submit their work to be shown!

When: Saturday April 27th and Sunday April 28th, 11am – 6pm
Where: Hunters Point Shipyard, 451 Galvez Ave, San Francisco, CA 94124

This year our featured artist is the incredible Kay Weber! Kay (pronounced “Kai”) is Artist-in-Residence at the Tenderloin Clubhouse. He is an artist and teacher, a frequent guest artist in Building 101, and increasingly involved with ArtSeed in recent years.

Kay is a Mixed Media Artist who specializes in Paper Cutting and Collages. He draws inspiration from nature, mythology, and folk stories. Kay also teaches art to children at the Boys & Girls Club, fostering their creativity and connection with the community. ArtSeed has invited Kay’s Club members to participate in Youth Open Studios for six years.

Share the Open Studios Flyer! And check out the Facebook Event!


Fundraise with us to support the Fine Arts Summer Intensive and Presidio Exhibition

For Art-a-thon this year, we are using Mightycause to help raise funds for the Annual Fine Arts Summer Intensive and Presidio Exhibition!

Join our fundraising event to create your own fundraising page, compete on the leaderboard, and win prizes! Want to help fundraise but not sure how? Check out these Fundraising TIPS from Champion Art-a-thon Crowdfunders! Prizes are available for top fundraisers and volunteers! See the available prizes here!


Field Trip to see William Scott at SFMOMA

Congratulations to William Scott, Core ArtSeed Participant since 2002, for being such a joyful celebrity during our field trip to see his and his Creative Growth associates art at SFMOMA. It was an evening of music, drinks, and merriment for the opening of Creative Growth: The House That Art Built.

This exhibition celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of Creative Growth, a non-profit organization based in Oakland, California that advances the inclusion of artists with developmental disabilities in contemporary art and strengthens community by providing a supportive studio environment and gallery representation.

William’s Bay Area Walls mural commission and exhibition, Creative Growth: The House That Art Built, at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, runs April 4 – October 6, 2024

Click here to see photos of ArtSeed’s field trip to the opening celebration!


Check Out the Presidio’s Tides Converge Pop-up Maker Space & Library

Stop by and create some things to honor your Family, your Friends, and your Black History, Art History, and Activist Art Heroes!

For access to 1007 General Kennedy Ave., #227 email josefa@artseed.org, call 415-656-9849 or knock on #206.


Art-a-thon Kicks Off Exciting Times!

Click here to see how you can be a part of ArtSeed’s 2024 Organizational Plan


Your Feedback is Vital 📨

We want to hear from you! Let us know your thoughts and feedback:


Want Further Involvement?
Click a hyperlink or forward these URLs to a friend!

  1. Volunteer or intern with ArtSeed: https://bit.ly/2XL4q5k
  2. Art-a-thon 2024 Flyer
  3. Check out these Fundraising TIPS from Champion Art-a-thon Crowdfunders!
  4. Art-a-thon Registration Form: https://forms.gle/ASU7RZZKQiHPgjJz6
  5. Prefer to register for the Art-a-thon with a PDF? Complete this form and email it to us!
  6. Spring Open Studios 2024 Flyer
  7. Summer Intensive 2024 Flyer
  8. Summer Intensive 2024 Registration Form
  9. ArtSeed Annual 2024 Presidio Exhibition Flyer
  10. ArtSeed Annual 2024 Presidio Exhibition Submission Form
  11. Apply for mentorships or private instruction (Application Form with Fee Schedule): https://bit.ly/3gSQP5R
  12. Visit our Michelle Vignes Virtual Gallery: https://bit.ly/38aEMJl
  13. Follow ArtSeed on Facebook: https://bit.ly/3kp9yUm
  14. Instagram: https://bit.ly/3ztyMrj
  15. Flickr: https://bit.ly/38d4kp4
  16. Support ArtSeed’s Shop & Share Project : https://bit.ly/3je6ZoT
  17. Subscribe here to receive seasonal ArtSeed Newsletters (Infrequent and your info is safe): https://bit.ly/39L4ft7
  18. Help ArtSeed reach out to vulnerable artists and families by donating through Network for Good: https://bit.ly/3gv04WD
  19. Submit a Teaching Artist or Presenter’s Packet Guidelines: https://bit.ly/3zawHjH
  20. Check out our Artist and Presenter’s Packets: https://bit.ly/3ygWHZg
  21. Apply for ArtSeed’s Youth Council: https://bit.ly/3w3WV8h
  22. Learn more about our Hunter’s Point Studio Residency Program: http://bit.ly/3FtuIMx

Volunteer or Participate


Weekly Focus Groups by appointment:

Contact josefa@artseed.org, or call or text 415-656-9849 to make an appointment for Virtual Gatherings, Remote Learning, and Art-making Together! 

  • Saturday, 2 – 4 p.m. In-person Meetings and Mentorships.
  • Monday, 3:30 – 5 p.m. In-person Mentorships
  • Friday, 1 – 2 p.m. Veterans’ Art Lab with ArtSeed hosted by the Veteran’s Administration. To register, contact Dan at 415-221-4810 X22839.
  • Tuesday, 4 – 5 p.m. Online Projects, Show-and-Tell, and Art Prompts