Cultural Events

On January 17, The California Academy of Sciences transformed into a pop-up art museum! Along with the standard music, creatures and cocktails seen at NightLife Thursday evenings, local guest curators Warholian, Hugh Leeman, Ever Gold Gallery, and Spoke Art each took over a portion of the space where they sponsored artists in live art-making. Artists Marcos LaFarga, […]

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Chandran Gallery, Juxtapoz and Power House Productions presented a special benefit exhibition, installation, and auction Iron To Gold/Ashes To Hope on Friday, January 4 in Chandran Gallery’s pre-renovated space at 459 Geary St to support the innovative artist-in-residence program in Detroit. In 2009, Juxtapoz Art Magazine’s 15th Anniversary Benefit and Auction in association with Powerhouse Productions raised […]

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Root Division held a highly successful 11th Annual Art Auction on October 25. This is this non-profit’s major fundraising event which benefits Root Division’s free after school art classes for Bay Area youth. Since its founding in 2002 by three MFA graduates of the San Francisco Art Institute, Root Division has brought together artists, teachers, […]

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Passport, the San Francisco annual DIY art collecting event benefiting the San Francisco Arts Commission Galleries brought out a stellar group of artists to participate in the neighborhood artwalk in North Beach this past Sunday, October 14. Since 2009, Passport has brought together a new lineup of celebrated Bay Area artists each year and has invited […]

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By Patter Hellstrom Art Platform Los Angeles relocated this year to the Barker Hangar at the Santa Monica Airport. This is the second edition of this modern and contemporary art fair. Exhibition pavilions were designed to reflect Southern California lifestyle with a simple, clean environmental mix of outdoor and indoor spaces. The idea worked well, […]

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Bringing together a creative community of artists, galleries, art donors and art patrons, sponsors and media, Art for AIDS connects the art world, a community deeply aware of the epidemic’s toll, with one of the nation’s leading AIDS prevention and care organizations. The event brought together our local community of artists, galleries, art donors and […]

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The August edition of Sketch Tuesdays at 111 Minna Gallery offered the local arts community another time within its traditional end-of-the-month event series to have fun, talk, and create. Both invited and drop-in artists were sketching and painting in every style. Art for sale at extremely reasonable prices, many between $5-$30. provided the opportunity for every participant […]

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Forest City, creators of the 5M Project, and artist Wendy MacNaughton illustrate the rich history, community and identity of the Dogpatch neighborhood in “Pier 70: In Its Own Words.” MacNaughton, who calls Potrero Hill home, confessed shedidn’t know a lot about the Dogpatch’s history the significant ways it has shaped the greater San Francisco identity. […]

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The July edition of Sketch Tuesdays at 111 Minna Gallery featured a special all female lineup of artists, organized by Adam Rozan of the Oakland Museum and the International Museum of Women. Sketch Tuesdays offers the local arts community a monthly event to congregate, talk, and create. Both invited artists and drop-in artists draw in every medium […]

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With less than a week left, don’t miss San Francisco’s Queer Cultural Center‘s “ReMix: ReFraming Appropriation,” a 15-year retrospective of National Queer Arts Festival exhibitions and visual arts programs at SOMArts Cultural Center. Curated by Jonathan D. Katz, art historian and Chair of the Visual Studies doctoral program at SUNY, Buffalo and one of the first […]

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