Mix, Mingle, and Make! ArtSpan produces Artist Mixer events throughout the year to give San Francisco artists a chance to meet, mingle, and make art with each other. All events are FREE for ArtSpan Members! Suggested $20 Donation for General Public. Upcoming mixers will be listed on the Mixer Schedule below.

Contact dianne@artspan.org if you are interested in hosting an ArtSpan Artist Mixer, or volunteering at an event. 

2020 Mixer Schedule

ArtSpan's Virtual Artist Reception and Mixer​
Online via Zoom
Thursday, April 23, 2020 6pm-8pm

COVID-19 has shuttered the city, but we can still build and celebrate community from the comfort of our homes. This event will be hosted on Zoom as a virtual mixer & reception with exhibiting Art-In-Neighborhood artists Jayne Foster, Shannon Glasheen, and Holly Wong. Join us for an evening of artful discussion and friendly faces. These amazing artists "on view" at Ritual Coffee will discuss their work, share images and insights of the pieces included in the exhibition and will be available to answer questions.

Artist Mixer with Voss Gallery
Online via Zoom
Thursday, May 21, 2020, 6pm-8pm

Join ArtSpan for Happy Hour co-hosted by Ashley L. Voss of Voss Gallery. Take a virtual walk-through of the Voss Gallery exhibition featuring the solo show of San Francisco artist, John Osgood. This event is sponsored by Blick Art Materials! Blick Gift cards will be raffled off to attendees! Must be present in the Zoom Room at time of Raffle to win.


Artist Mixer With Mixed Media Material from SCRAP SF
Online via Zoom
Thursday, July 9, 2020 6pm-8pm​

ArtSpan assemblage artist, Dianne Hoffman, will lead an interactive activity online via ZOOM sponsored by SCRAP SF. Get new ideas + a mix of fun materials sent to your door! Join the group to learn and share easy techniques while using recycled and re-purposed components to create assemblage artworks.

Registration is required. Participants have the opportunity to receive Mystery Materials Package of random objects and mixed media materials directly from SCRAP SF to use during our Artist Mixer event!


Figure Drawing Artist Mixer 
Online via ZOOM
Thursday, June 11, 2020 6pm-8pm

Join us for a Figure Drawing ArtSpan Artist Mixer online via a Zoom Webinar. Models will be dressed in costumes and interesting attire for this 2 hour session posing for ArtSpan artists.
We will begin with 1 and 3 minute poses to get everyone warmed up before progressing to a few 5 and 10 minute poses. Pre-registered artists will receive an email with the private link to join us on Zoom. $20 reservations through Eventbrite are required.



Printing Press Artist Mixer
San Francisco Center for the Book
375 Rhode Island Street in San Francisco
Thursday, July 23, 2020 6pm-8pm

Meet artists and art enthusiasts, check out the letterpress studio and try your hand at pulling prints using wood type! Interactive print making art activities to engage in. Light refreshments and snacks to be enjoyed.



Electric Snail Studios
2476 Harrison Street in San Francisco
Thursday, August 27, 2020 6pm-8pm

Join ArtSpan for interactive fun at this electrifying, eye catching, art space!
Our sponsor, Blick Art Materials will be on sight to offer tools and techniques in an inneractive activity to inspire your creativity. Explore new methods and ideas while mingling with your art community at Electric Snail Studios. ArtSpan will provide light refreshments.


Mixer Testimonials:

"I had such an amazing time at last week's ArtSpan Artist Mixer! The cafe was great, the figure drawing was great, and I loved meeting so many new artists! Thank you!!" - Artist Attendee

"Thanks for bringing such a fun event to the gallery, it was a blast! We'd love to do it again." - Kim Larson, Modern Eden Gallery Director