FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
TRAVEL TO AND FROM THE STUDIO, "The City", AND OTHER INFORMATION
Here are some tips on travel to my studio and San Francisco (The City) in general. Please feel free to email me if you have any questions.
SFO (San Francisco International) http://www.flysfo.com/web/page/index.jsp is just 15 minutes away. If you are staying at a hotel downtown there are plenty of shuttles, BART and public transit to and from the hotel/airport.
Driving To The Studio (only for classes held at my studio)
Please see the driving directions on this page of my website. Use these directions for the best results. Google Maps and GPS are unreliable due to construction and road closures.
If you're using Uber or Lyft your drop off location is The Storehouse at 451 Galvez.
Public transportation is widely available in the City. Check this link for lots of good information! The #19 Bus stops right at The Storehouse.
Hotels and Accomodations
San Francisco is only 7 miles wide so you are pretty close to the studio no matter where you stay. An Uber or Lyft ride away!
I would also recommend visiting Trivago, a hotel shopping site. Follow the link to check on San Francisco listings.
Restaurants Near My Studio (for classes held at my studio)
- We now have a really good coffee shop right on the Shipyard. The Storehouse!
- Great soul food at Hard Knox on Third.
- Upscale dining and delicious food at Serpentine on Third.
- Tasty Japanese at Moshi Moshi on Third.
- Good pizza at Goat Hill Pizza on Connecticut Street.
- Amazing coffee and pastries at Farley’s on 18th Street.
Shipping Supplies to and from the Studio (for classes held at my studio)
If you are shipping supplies to the studio use this address:
- Tesia Blackburn Fine Art
- Hunters Point Shipyard
- 101 Horn Avenue
- Building 101 Studio 2315
- San Francisco, CA 94124
Please make sure to mark the box or shipping label "DELIVER TO STUDIO DOOR. DO NOT LEAVE ON FIRST FLOOR" to insure that your materials get to the proper studio.
Often I will have to wait to send your work back to you until it has dried and can be shipped properly. You will be expected to prepay the shipping at the end of the workshop or class unless you have a prepaid FedEx or UPS account that you will use. FedEx UPS
About the Bayview-Hunters Point District
My studio is located in a decommissioned Naval Shipyard that has been home to artists since about 1976. While some say the Bayview-Hunters Point neighborhood is a little rough, I have been here 25 years and I love it! We have the best weather (lots of sun) and plenty of wildlife. It’s quiet and a great community of artists. The Point at the Shipyard, which is home to my studio, has over 200 artists and is recognized as the largest artist community in the United States. Once you cross the threshold into the Shipyard, you are in a world of artists, wildlife and sunny skies! Read more about The Point here.
There is a lot of building going on around my studio. The developers have finally found us! Please be sure to visit the MAP page if you are driving to the studio.