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Fall Open Studios
Open Studios November 1st & 2nd 11.00 - 6.00 pm Preview and Pumpkin Carving:  Friday October 31st. 6.00 - 9.00 pm 1890 BRYANT ST. @ MARIPOSA # 204 SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94110 It's that time again. The leaves are turning, the clocks are about to go back, and there are people on the streets in funny costumes - it's time for my Open Studio! Come and enjoy the delights on offer by the artists of   1890 Bryant Street . And don't forget to visit me in studio # 204. This year I have many small affordable pieces and w...
Wanxin Zhang: Artist Whistling
In 1976, for a young, aspiring artist from Northern China, a crack appeared in everything and the light began to seep in.  During the previous decade, the Cultural Revolution had imposed a communist orthodox hegemony.  Mao had called on Chinese youth to purge “impure” elements from society and revive the revolutionary spirit. Not only was […]
Emperor Norton Party at 20 Mission Tonight
In 1859 Joshua Norton, a ruined but formerly successful businessman, returned to San Francisco after a two year absence and declared himself the Emperor Norton the First of the United States. He became a well-known and liked local eccentric and was saluted by local police officers, allowed free passage on public transportation, and free seats at the theater. For some time, the Emperor’s Bridge Campaign has been at the center...
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ARTISTS OPEN STUDIOS RESOURCES


Event Copy & Press Info for Spring Open Studios 2013

If we all use the same words in our invitations and on Facebook, our event marketing will will reach new audiences.

Download word document: OS Promo Copy


Facebook Event: Spring Open Studios 2013

Post some pictures of your art and/or studio and let people know where to find you.

FB Event: Link to Facebook Event


The Archive: Pictures of Past Open Studios

Archive here: bit.ly/mau-images

Publications ask us for images of our event and of mau, so we have started archiving. Send us more images so we can all be more famous. Also use images from the archive for your open studios promo efforts.

Send images to trish[at]trishtunney.com to archive.


Your CUSTOM Open Studios POSTCARD

Postcard Info HERE

Often we’ll have a volunteer who puts together a cohesively branded postcard and makes it available for the artists in the Mission.


Your CUSTOM Open Studios SANDWICH BOARD

Sandwich Board Info HERE

We’re not making any sandwich boards this year, but I’ll be happy to send you a custom graphic that you can get printed to make your own.


Sign up for FLAX LIVE PAINTING!

Howard Flax is inviting all MAU artists to join in and participate in a live painting program in his store. It’s an opportunity to give you, the artist, more exposure, and to help promote Mission Artists United. Flax puts you on their website and brags about you to their more than 4000 fans on facebook. In return they get some great energy and excitement in their store. Interested? read this letter from Howard Flax. To sign up, email Leslie Flax.


Mission Art Guide

A print publication about the Mission art scene that you can get yourself listed in. This is not a MAU project and we are not putting this together, but we think it’s a cool idea and are happy someone is doing it.


Open Studios TIPS for the Artist

An article about putting on a successful open studios by Trish Tunney.


MAU Gear!

A couple of places where you can pick up some wearable mau-ness.
* Art is the Mission shirts and gear
* Mission Artists United Logo gear
btw, If anyone wants to volunteer to manage a cafepress or printfection site for mau, let us know. We’ll send you some logos. These could really use a little love.