The SF Open Studios Exhibition features more than 400 artworks by different participating artists in a democratic forum and provides prospective studio visitors with a centralized location to preview and purchase artwork while facilitating the opportunity to plan their individual tour schedules. Hung salon-style by geographic location, the SF Open Studios Exhibition is held at the SomArts Main Gallery and serves as an important centripetal hub for SF Open Studios related publicity and fundraising events, such as Private Preview Gala on Saturday, October 3, 2009, and the Exhibition Opening Reception on Sunday, October 4, 2009. The Exhibition Opening Reception is a free event that is open to the public from 4-7pm. The SF Open Studios Exhibition will be open to the public October 7 through October 25, 2009. Gallery hours are 12pm-4pm, Wednesday-Friday, 10am-5pm, Saturday & Sunday.