Sunday, April 27, 2008

Art Exhibit Opening Reception: April 25, 2008

April 25th launched the weekend of Open Studios throughout the Mission district with over 7 different artist collective buildings participating, including ActivSpace - the building where our gallery is located.

Friday night we hosted an opening exhibit reception for our current exhibit, "A Room With A View" (the exhibit runs through the end of May), and we were so pleased to meet so many people, have many of the artist attend to speak with guests and there was a great festive atmosphere and everyone had a great time and got to see some great art.

We continued Open Studios weekend yesterday, with an amazingly sunny and actually hot day - everyone was walking around, in a great mood, and enjoying the warm weather and art. It is a wonderful combination and it could not have been a better weekend for this event. Open Studios continues through today (and another brilliant sunny and hot day is on tap).

Here are a couple of photos from our Friday night reception.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Spring Open Studios April 25-27, 2008

We will be participating in the Mission district Spring Open Studios event, being held next weekend: Friday April 25 (7-9 pm, the preview reception night), and Saturday and Sunday April 26-27 (11-5 pm).

There are at least 7 artist collective buildings in the Mission that will be open next weekend, full of interesting art. Our building, called ActivSpace, is the newest addition to the neighborhood.

We can be found at 3150 18th Street (which is really odd because the front door and all the mail boxes are actually on Treat Street - I'm not sure what the post office was thinking...) between Folsom and Harrison (Treat Street is located between 17th and 18th and is a one way street to be entered from 17th by car). By bus, both the 24 Mission and the 22 Fillmore bus lines run very nearby.

Our individual art space is number 105 right along the street front. The exhibit we are currently showing is called "A Room With a View" (which runs through the end of May) and we are offering special discounts from our website ( just until the end of Open Studios weekend. Plus we'll have things that weekend not shown on the website.

Even though many artist tenants are still moving into their spaces in our brand new building (5 floors of studios!) there are *plenty* of artists all ready to show their wares next weekend. And the other collectives have been doing this event for years.

We are looking forward to a great weekend of meeting lots of great people!