An Arts Guide for San Francisco's Dogpatch District
SF Open Studios – Dogpatch
Organized by ArtSpan, SF Open Studios is the oldest and largest open studios program in the country, featuring an annual, month-long art event in October that showcases over 900 emerging and established San Francisco artists in their studios.
The Museum of Craft and Design Pop-up Gallery at Dogpatch Cafe & Gallery – 2295 3rd Street ( The Museum of Craft and Design will reopen in their new 8000 sq ft space later this year at 2569 3rd Street)
The Museum of Craft and Design (MCD) is an environment for experiencing innovative contemporary work in craft and design that engages the community while stimulating the creative potential in peoples’ lives. MCD’s exhibitions focus on craft and design in all media that introduce visitors to a broad range of artists and designers, and to the many approaches to creative expression in these fields. Education programs offered in association with exhibitions to enable children, families, and adults to gain a greater understanding of the art and artists presented. Hands-on activities for children through the MakeArt program also give young people an opportunity to explore their creativity. Since 2010, MCD launched the first of a series of pop-up museums—exhibitions, educational programs, and retail store—in temporary locations throughout San Francisco where San Franciscans live, work, and play, enabling MCD to bring the works of truly exemplary artists from local, national and international craft and design scenes right into the midst of the city’s many vibrant communities.
For more information please visit: www.sfmcd.org
The Workshop Residence – 833 22nd Street @ Minnesota Street
The Workshop Residence supports makers from all disciplines who produce both traditional and contemporary work. Located in the Dogpatch neighborhood of San Francisco, the program provides a large studio/workshop with an adjacent apartment, a living stipend, a working budget, as well as a dedicated director to facilitate the projects. Each residency results in innovative products made and sold through the Workshop Residence. The Workshop Residence aims to foster and promote innovative cross-pollination between the worlds of craft, art and design through residencies that elevate awareness of the creative community regionally, nationally and internationally.
For more information please visit: www.theworkshopresidence.com
Galleries and Exhibition Spaces