Artspan is poised to announce Closed Studios during Opens Studios this year. Artists are being asked to join the whiteout campaign by wearing white to bring attention to the many vanished studios and artists who no longer call San Francisco home. Closed studios will be marked by the artists who used to show their work in them. Much work is being done by many artists groups and some city agencies to stop the bleeding, but right now the situation does not look good. We are pitching out hopes on electing new leadership that shares more of our views of the importance live art and culture. If we win, artists may stand a chance. If we lose. Well, let’s not go there yet.