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Sat & Sun, Apr 17 & 18, 12pm to 6pm, San Francisco Visit Arc and neighboring SOMA studios to view artwork by 90 artists working and exhibiting in San Francisco's diverse South of Market neighborhood. SOMA OPEN STUDIOS LOCATIONS: Arc Studios & Gallery, 1246 Folsom Street @ 9th; SOMA Artists Studios,689 Bryant St. @ 5th: South Beach Artists, 340 Bryant St. @ 2nd; Clara Street Studios,185 Clara St. @ 5th; Ritch Street Studios,372 Ritch St. @ Townsend; site301,301 8th Street @ Folsom; The Clay Studio,61 Bluxome St. @ 4th; Fossil Faux Studios, 1268 Folsom@ 9th; Lizland Studio,739 Clementina @ 9th; Misho Gallery,680 8th Street @ Brannan; 56 Moss Street @ Howard. Artists that mainly inhabit and work in the city's artistic Mission district are breaking out of their comfort zone and moving into the diverse South of Market (SOMA) neighborhood. With art institutions such as SFMOMA, the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Jewish Contemporary Museum, Museum of Craft & Folk Art, and the Cartoon Art Museum establishing a stronghold of art in SOMA, more artists and art galleries are venturing into this unique San Francisco neighborhood to live, work, and exhibit their art. The South of Market district may be the most diverse neighborhood in a culturally diverse city. You can find practically anything you want in SOMA. South of Market is a huge district, sprawling from the Embarcadero to Eleventh Street, between Market and Townsend. Once known as "South of the Slot," in reference to the cable car line down the center of Market Street, this "wrong side of the tracks" San Francisco neighborhood is a still evolving, often contradictory collection of urban spaces and experiences. The neighborhood is a patchwork of warehouses, swanky nightspots, art spaces, residential hotels, loft condominiums, furniture showrooms and the tenacious Internet companies that survived the tech market collapse. About Arc Studios & Gallery: Arc Studios & Gallery is a newly opened art studio complex in San Francisco's south of Market district featuring quality artist studios, art gallery, art education center and Blue Bottle Coffee.