Why Advertise in the SF Open Studios Guide?

ArtSpan's SF Open Studios Guide reaches thousands of people touring SF Open Studios during the Fall. This year, ArtSpan will be directly mailing 5,000 copies of the Guide to the households of artists, art world professionals, collectors, designers, and business-owners throughout the Greater Bay Area. ArtSpan will also distribute the Guide to key locations that support local art as businesses resume operations; these include coffee shops, hotels, museums and bookstores, as well as retail and tourist spots throughout the Greater Bay Area. ArtSpan’s 2020 SF Open Studios Guide is a 100-page, full-color, glossy magazine showcasing art and providing the contact information for over 200 Bay Area artists, as well as articles on San Francisco’s renowned art community.

In addition to your ad in our printed Guide, full page ad purchasers will also receive complimentary ad placement in our Online Guide; details on how to claim this benefit can be found below.


  • Deadline to Purchase: Monday, July 27, 2020 EXTENDED: Wednesday, July 29, 2020
  • Ad Copy Due: Monday, August 3, 2020
  • Guides Released: Mid-September, 2020



  • Full Page       $1500
  • Half Page       $750


* ARTIST RATES ARE AVAILABLE FOR REGISTERED SF OPEN STUDIOS ARTISTS. Look for information in your registration confirmation.


SF Open Studios Guide Dimensions:  6" wide x 10.875" tall

For full ad specifications and templates, CLICK HERE.

Check out 2019's Virtual Guide for a peek at last year's look.


Last year, the Guide was distributed to over 500 locations in San Francisco alone. SF Open Studios participants engage with the artists on view and keep the Guide as a memento and a reference.


The SF Open Studios Guide will also be fully available online at ArtSpan’s website with artist listings, events calendar, articles, and artwork thumbnails.

Full Page advertisers in the printed Guide, receive a complimentary ad in the Online Guide.

  • To claim your complimentary ad for the web, please follow the specifications displayed below.

Online Guide Ad Sizes:

LARGE BANNER ADS: $700 (web ad only price)

  • 300 pixels wide X 600 pixels tall

MEDIUM BANNER ADS: $400 (web ad only price)

  • 300 pixels wide X 290 pixels tall
  • Complimentary to all Full Page advertisers in print

**For full ad specifications and templates, CLICK HERE.**



ArtSpan reserves the right to assign advertising placement. ArtSpan is not responsible for misprints due to typographical errors, mislinked files, or mislabeled files. Advertisers will be emailed a digital proof for review shortly after submitting their ad components.

Questions regarding format or submission?

Click here for more details or email julie@artspan.org

July 6th, 2020 12:58 PM   through   August 7th, 2020 5:00 PM
Advertising Fee
Full Page Printed Ad $ 1,500.00
Half Page Printed Ad $ 750.00
Large Web Banner $ 700.00
Medium Web Banner $ 400.00