Bay Area Art Walks & Open Studios

Open Studio

Take the family on a free, self-guided art discovery tour of 100’s of local artisans and craftspeople in their creative space at one of these awesome Open Studios.

Marin Open Studio May 4-5 and 11-12

Silicon Valley Open Studios May 4th - 5th, 11th - 12th & May 18th - 19th

East Bay Open Studio begins June 1

Open Studios Napa Valley September 21-22 and 28-29

Sonoma County Art Trails October 12-13 and 19-20

Artspan (aka SF Open Studio) October 12 - November 3

Art Walks

On certain nights every month, neighborhood art galleries open their doors to the art-loving public of all ages. Some offer free drinks and small nibbles with occasional live music and performance art. Everyone is welcome to stroll from gallery to gallery to enjoy art at these Bay Area Art Walks. 

First Tuesday Art Walk, Mill Valley

Mill Valley Art Commission is pleased to announce the First Tuesday Art Walks are open between 5:30pm and 7:30pm.

2nd Friday Art Walk, San Rafael

Enjoy galleries, open studios, art exhibits, live music and refreshments as you stroll in downtown San Rafael. Anchored by Art Works Downtown galleries and artist studios, the 2nd Friday Art Walk links venues along downtown Fourth Street the second Friday of each month - 2019 Art Walk dates: 1/11, 2/8, 3/8, 4/12, 5/10, 6/14, 7/12, 8/9, 9/13, 10/11, 11/8, 12/13

Fairfax Art Walk

This Art Walk will be in September. Check back soon for more information.

Divis Art Walk Solstice Edition, June 21

The North of Panhandle Neighborhood Association [NOPNA], Alamo Square Neighborhood Association [ASNA], and the Divisadero Merchants Association will be raising funds to support our neighbors that were affected by the Baker Street fire last December. Expect a raffle for fun prizes from local merchants! Can't wait to see you there!

Castro Art Walk, San Francisco

The Castro Art Walk is every First Thursday of the month! Participating locations extend their business hours to host special events and share artwork with the neighborhood. Join the art walk for a self-guided experience through the creativity of the Castro!

First Thursday Art, San Francisco

On the first Saturday of each month, galleries at Minnesota Street Project (1275 Minnesota Street) and select other SFADA member galleries present special opportunities to connect with artists or learn more about current exhibitions. Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. Check back often as these events are continually updated. 2019 First Saturday Art Walk Dates: May 4, Jun 8, Aug 3, Sep 7, Oct 5, Nov 9, Dec 7

North Beach First Friday Art Event 

Please join us for the monthly North Beach First Friday art event when over a dozen local venues exhibit work by a wide variety of artists. 

Oakland Art Murmur

Every month – rain or shine! On the first Friday of every month, Oakland Art Murmur hosts an evening art walk featuring arts and mixed-use venues collectively open to the public. Many of the galleries that participate in Oakland’s highly popular First Friday Art Murmur gallery walk are also open EVERY Saturday afternoon. Known as the Saturday Stroll, this is a quieter and more focused time to view art at your own pace and visit with Oakland Art Murmur gallery directors.

Vallejo Art Walk

Vallejo has seen a surge of artists and creatives moving into the area. The art walk is an event to celebrate and encourage the growth of this culture. It is held on the second Friday of each month, rain or shine. Next art walk is May 10th!

Alameda Art Walk

2nd Fridays (AKA Estuary Art Attack) venues are partnering with local restaurants, clubs and coffee/tea houses in the area that open themselves up to local art, artists and art lovers by featuring changing exhibits and creative dining experiences. Start your Estuary Art Attack experience at any of the many participating art venues featuring performance art, live music, DJ’s, and film screenings, alongside a rotating schedule of amazing visual art. Grabbing something delicious to eat or drink along the way as you stroll or roll from venue to venue, end it by having dinner or a cocktail at one of the many β€œart-ful” clubs, tea/coffee houses, bars and restaurants along the route.

South First Fridays, San Jose

An eclectic evening of Arts & Culture in downtown San Jose's SoFA district (and beyond) every First Friday of the month.

Do you know any more great Art Walks in the Bay Area? Please comment below.