09/28/2011 06:37 pm ET Updated Nov 28, 2011

San Francisco Open Studios 2011 Preview (PHOTOS)

By Tami Yu

For art aficionados who want unique pieces for just a fistful of dollars, the 36th annual San Francisco Open Studios is the place to be. And it starts this weekend.

This is your chance to peruse artwork from more 900 local artists during this month-long neighborhood-by-neighborhood open house. To give you a head start, we've got an insider preview from some of the scene's brightest artists: