Cultural Events

Every Thursday night after California Academy of Sciences’ regular hours, NightLife offers an opportunity for adults to enjoy its educational and fun exhibitions and animals with DJs and drinks with an unique theme. Last Thursday, the Academy transformed into a pop-up art museum, featuring guest curators who took over a portion of the space with art […]

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Renegade Craft Fair, the traveling marketplace for the alternative community since its 2003 debut in Chicago featured over 250 emerging and established artisans in contemporary craft and design at Francisco’s Fort Mason Festival Pavilion July 27  for a 2-day-only arts and crafts vending event. Renegade has been setting up their festival in San Francisco twice yearly– Summer and Winter– since 2008, […]

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Southern Exposure’s annual Monster Drawing Rally  allows spectators to observe artists in the act of creation in the public domain, in many ways demystifying a process that usually occurs in the artist’s private studio. This past Friday, June 14, the annual drawing rally was held again, but this time at a larger location, The NWBLK […]

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Prefaced as “20 murals, 10 days, 1 space”  [Freespace], a month-long community event that organizes programming and encourages conversation and activism in a mix-use warehouse at 1131 Mission St., celebrated the completion of a large, outdoor mural space created by several San Francisco Bay Area artists. [Freespace] is a month-long experiment to cultivate community and “re-imagine […]

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The newly established Center for Art & Inquiry, a major part of The Exploratorium’s expansion at its new location on Pier 15 along the Embarcadero broadens the museum’s focus on art and art-making as a means for scientific inquiry, exploration, and discovery into the workings of the globe and its myriad environments. Working with program directors from across the […]

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San Francisco Art Institute’s “Currency,” which featured new work from nearly 100 Masters of Fine Art students on view from May 16 to 19 at The Old Mint was an exciting opportunity to see contemporary expressions of local artists within a uniquely San Francisco National Historic Landmark. Working in painting, photography, printmaking, film, sculpture, installation, […]

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On Saturday April 20, San Francisco Art Institute graduate students in the Dogpatch neighborhood opened their studios to the public, providing visitors to this one-day only event a unique look at the experiments and challenges within disparate media, and a chance to see the visually stunning results of the creative processes the students have undertaken throughout their academic career. Over 200 students engaged with […]

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Unveiling next week on April 8 at the American Conservatory Theater’s Costume Shop location on Market Street, the Art-o-mat® machine created by North Carolina artist and curator, Clark Whittington prompts a truly novel and unique dialogue between artists and audiences, as well as providing new opportunities and points of access for collecting art. SF Art Enthusiast […]

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Energy drink Red Bull celebrates the Bay Area’s innovative contemporary artists with a local edition of Canvas Cooler, transforming canvas-wrapped Red Bull coolers with eye-catching designs. The works were showcased at Public Works in San Francisco on Thursday, January 31. A panel of judges, including Elisa Stephens, the President, Academy of Art University; Dorka Keehn, the Commissioner of […]

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In Plato’s philosophy, “Episteme” is termed as knowledge that is justified true beliefs, in contrast to “doxa,” which relates to common belief or opinions. As such, the visual and aural arts project Episteme by Collin McKelvey and John Davis, and published by Little Paper Planes, captures traces of life and living within SFMOMA through a […]

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