Every year during SF Open Studios, artists throughout San Francisco invite people into their studios to preview work that's newly ready to exhibit. With more than 800 artists participating, it's a chance to take a one-of-a-kind VIP tour — all for free. This year's SF Open Studios stretches over four weekends beginning Oct. 19-20, but for those who can't wait, two big events at SOMArts Cultural Center showcase a select series of paintings, sculpture, jewelry, and other artwork, from SF Open Studios: ArtLaunch 2013 on Thursday, Oct. 10; and SF Art Tasting on Saturday, Oct. 12. ArtLaunch 2013, which doubles as an SF Open Studios fundraiser, has lots of food and drinks to get people in the artistic mood, with tickets ranging from $25 to $80. SF Art Tasting has wine tasting for a $10 donation but is otherwise free, and features a scavenger hunt, talks by artists and jurors, and an audience-as-jury competition. Both events are for art-goers 21 and over, but those who are younger can still take in the preview, which will be open during SOMArts' regular hours through Sunday, Nov. 10.