Have you heard of the Hunters Point Shipyard Artists? This is the country’s largest artist community, with studios for over 300 artists right here in San Francisco. Countless incredible creations have come out of the historic Hunters Point Naval Shipyard for over 30 years, but the space is only open to the public on select occasions. Mark your calendar for April 30 – May 1 from 11am-6pm, because Shipyard Open Studios is back.
This rare chance to see the Hunters Point studios is not to be missed. Guests can connect with and support over 100 participating visual artists, musicians, and writers, right in their own studios. Browse and purchase artworks directly from local makers while enjoying musical entertainment and food vendors. They will also host virtual stores online at shipyardartists.com. See a list of participating artists here.
The old Shipyard has six adjacent industrial buildings that have housed this artists’ studio space for over 30 years. The artists have survived multiple eviction threats over that time, but the incredible community continues to thrive here as a result of dogged protesting and organizing. As the country’s largest artist community, it is truly making waves.
If you’re interested in attending Shipyard Open Studios on the weekend of April 30 – May 1, be sure to reserve a spot ahead of time. Tickets and parking are free, and you can drop in anytime over the weekend. There will also be a Shipyard Artists Exhibition Reception on October 7 from 6-9pm at the Bayview Opera House.
Find Shipyard Open Studios at Hunters Point Naval Shipyard, located at 451 Galvez Ave in San Francisco.
Featured image: Ahmad Walker, “MARS 10,000 B.C.” (2019), gouache, 9” x 12” … courtesy of the artist