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Monday, June 17

Tour of Diego Rivera’s 1st US Mural | Union Square
Monday, June 17 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. Please note, the tour is limited to 25 people.
| Secret Location (SF)

The mural “Allegory of California” graces the stairwell of the City Club (formerly the Pacific Stock Exchange Club). Normally closed the public, this is an opportunity to see the first mural painted in the US by the great Mexican artist Diego Rivera. Free, but an ...Monthly

Tuesday, June 18

San Francisco City Hall Lights Up Like a Bee
Tuesday, June 18 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco City Hall
San Francisco City Hall Lights Up Like a Bee
In honor of National Pollinator Month and our buzzy little friends that make our honey and most of our lovely flowers bloom, San Francisco City Hall lights up yellow and black on Tuesday, June 18th.  We don’t know exactly what it will look like (this photo ...

Thursday, June 20

2019 San Francisco Design Week: Opening Night | SF
Thursday, June 20 | Cost: FREE | Pier 27
2019 San Francisco Design Week: Opening Night | SF

Designers of all disciplines are united by the drive to solve problems, advance aesthetics, and re-think the future. The increasing global collaboration among visual designers, industrial designers, strategists, writers, photographers, videographers, illustrators, and artists has created a community of purpose in today’s complex world. 2019 ...

Asian Art Museum’s $10 Thursday Nights | SF
Asian Art Museum's $10 Thursday Nights | SF

The Asian Art Museum is back on Valentine’s Day February 14 through August 29, 2019. The museum will be open until 9 pm on Thursdays and general admission is just $10. You can spend an evening in their beautiful building enjoying the galleries, fun talks, ...Every Thursday

Free Museum & Gallery Crawl: Yerba Buena Third Thursdays | SoMa
Free Museum & Gallery Crawl: Yerba Buena Third Thursdays | SoMa

Yerba Buena Third Thursdays is a monthly outing of art, performance, music, and drinks in the Yerba Buena neighborhood in the heart of downtown San Francisco, between 2nd and 5th Street, and Market and Harrison Street. Free, but an RSVP is recommended to save time ...Monthly

Call & Response: Curator Swap | SF
Thursday, June 20 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Contemporary Jewish Museum
Call & Response: Curator Swap | SF
The Contemporary Jewish Museum (CJM), California Historical Society (CHS) and Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) launch a new progressive gallery talk. Educators and curators examine work in each museum’s exhibitions in connection with Pride. We will begin at MoAD at 6pm, spend 20 minutes in ...
Make: Monthly Artist Happy Hour & Local Vendors | Dogpatch
Thursday, June 20 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $8*
*Free with admission. Admission: Adults $8.00, Students/Senior $6.00.
| Museum of Craft and Design
Make: Monthly Artist Happy Hour & Local Vendors | Dogpatch

Design your night at Make. On the third Thursday of each month, collaborate with artists and makers, explore unique themes and rethink materials through creative design projects.  Enjoy hands-on art activities and crafts, artist-led happy hours, films, tours, performances and much more. Each month features ...Monthly

Exploratorium After Dark: Self-Styled | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: Self-Styled | Pier 15
Beyond the skin we live in, clothing and accessory is a ubiquitous human visual identity. It can be a strong marker of culture, values, and resources. It can define how we see ourselves or how we want to be seen. Get your hands on contemporary ...
Skin NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Skin NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
This week, NightLife gets under your skin, exploring the shape-shifting, color-changing, and ever-evolving nature of this complex organ and celebrating the opening of our new exhibit.
Rare Digital Art Feast: A Digital Food & Drink Exhibit
Thursday, June 20 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP required.
| Code & Canvas
Rare Digital Art Feast: A Digital Food & Drink Exhibit
Join us for dinner where you can watch what you eat while you eat. What’s Rare Digital Art Feast? Rare Digital Art Feast is a food and drink-centric digital art exhibit and event for San Francisco creators, art collectors and art lovers. Learn how digital art can actually ...
Win Tix: SF’s “Knives and Needles” Tasting & Tattoo Party | Asian Art Museum
Thursday, June 20 – 6:30 pm | Cost: WIN*
*$15 GA / $5 Members / $13 Students & Seniors
| Asian Art Museum
Author Molly Kitamura bridges the world of tattooed chefs and foodie tattoo artists. She discusses the inspiration for her forthcoming book, “Knives and Needles,” in this fun and insightful talk and cooking demonstration featuring foodie tattoo artist Chad Koeplinger. > Get Tickets – $15 Learn how to ...
Oakland Art Library Open House | East Bay
Thursday, June 20 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, with an RSVP
| Trending Inn
Oakland Art Library Open House | East Bay

The Oakland Art Library has opened with its first event on April 2019. On the 3rd Thursday of each month the library will open its doors again to those who RSVP for free. Each library event will include music, drinks, community, and of course, lots ...Monthly

Friday, June 21

“Block Fest” Tenderloin Arts Festival & Free Art Making | SF
Friday, June 21 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| CounterPULSE
"Block Fest" Tenderloin Arts Festival & Free Art Making | SF

Every first and third Friday of the month, locally sourced Artist Activators offer up free art making. Block Fest animates and celebrates the unit block of Turk Street with free arts activities, cultural offerings, community information, and discussion for the local residents, workers, and visitors. From ...Monthly

Bicycle Art Salon | Oakland

Please note, Bicycle Art Salon is no longer taking place. The Bicycle Art Salon is a discussion group on the subject(s) of art, film, music, bicycles and more, at the home and studio of Slimm Buick every third Friday, except for July and November. Free, but ...Monthly

San Francisco City Hall Lights Up Purple
Friday, June 21 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco City Hall
San Francisco City Hall Lights Up Purple
In honor of Alzheimer and Brain Awareness Month, San Francisco City Hall lights up purple on Friday, June 21st.  Grab your camera to take a stunning photo of the beautiful City Hall building decked out in royal purple.

Saturday, June 22

Free Legion of Honor Museum Day for SF Residents | Every Saturday
Free Legion of Honor Museum Day for SF Residents | Every Saturday

, the Legion of Honor offers free general admission to the permanent galleries to San Francisco residents. Please note that admission to any special exhibits is not included nor discounted and will require the full admission price. Saturdays feature engaging art experiences for the entire family, ...Every Saturday

Free de Young Museum Day for SF Residents | Every Saturday
Free de Young Museum Day for SF Residents | Every Saturday

, the de Young offers free general admission to the permanent galleries to San Francisco residents. Please note that admission to any special exhibits is not included nor discounted and will require the full admission price. Saturdays feature engaging art experiences for the entire family, including ...Every Saturday

25th Annual Surf City Classic: Woodies on the Wharf | Santa Cruz
Saturday, June 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Wharf
25th Annual Surf City Classic: Woodies on the Wharf | Santa Cruz
I bought a ’30 Ford wagon and we call it a woody (Surf City, here we come). You know it’s not very cherry, it’s an oldie but a goody (Surf City, here we come). – Jan & Dean Come to Santa Cruz and meet the Woodie, the ...
East Bay Open Studios 2019 | June 22
Saturday, June 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over East Bay
East Bay Open Studios 2019 | June 22

Visit artists’ studios, glimpse the creative process, and purchase work directly from local artists on its new format, now over three weekends in June during East Bay Open Studios. The event is a great opportunity for artists and art collectors to connect one-on-one with one ...

Win Tix: Marin County 31st Annual Exhibition: MarinScapes Reimaged | Larkspur
Saturday, June 22 – 12:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Historic Escalle Winery
Buckelew Programs is proud to present MarinScapes Reimagined 2019, the 31st annual exhibition and sale of Marin County landscape artwork from June 20-23 at the Historic Escalle Winery in downtown Larkspur. > Get Tickets – $20 Join us for “MarinScapes Reimagined” 30+ acclaimed landscape artists, including special ...
2019 LGBTQ Art & Pride Photo Exhibit Opening Reception | SF
Saturday, June 22 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Harvey Milk Photography Center
2019 LGBTQ Art & Pride Photo Exhibit Opening Reception | SF

In honoring the Stonewall riots 50 years ago, Harvey Milk Photo Center proudly present you the Stonewall 50 Years Anniversary Art Exhibit. This exhibit is intended for local artists to showcase their best contemporary artworks focusing on celebrating LGBTQ community. Exhibit Dates: June 22–July 21, ...

Stonewall Riots 50th Anniversary Art Reception | Harvey Milk Photo Center
Saturday, June 22 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Harvey Milk Photography Center
Stonewall Riots 50th Anniversary Art Reception | Harvey Milk Photo Center
In honor of this day and the upcoming 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, the Harvey Milk Photo Center presents the Stonewall 50 Years Anniversary Art Exhibit. This exhibit is intended for local artists to showcase their best contemporary artworks focusing on celebrating LGBTQ community. Dave Christensen, Director, ...

Sunday, June 23

East Bay Open Studios 2019 | Final Day
Sunday, June 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over East Bay
East Bay Open Studios 2019 | Final Day

Visit artists’ studios, glimpse the creative process, and purchase work directly from local artists on its new format, now over three weekends in June during East Bay Open Studios. The event is a great opportunity for artists and art collectors to connect one-on-one with one ...

Thursday, June 27

Asian Art Museum’s $10 Thursday Nights | SF
Asian Art Museum's $10 Thursday Nights | SF

The Asian Art Museum is back on Valentine’s Day February 14 through August 29, 2019. The museum will be open until 9 pm on Thursdays and general admission is just $10. You can spend an evening in their beautiful building enjoying the galleries, fun talks, ...Every Thursday

Exploratorium After Dark: Pride | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: Pride | Pier 15
Fifty years after the Stonewall Riots in New York, and in conjunction with San Francisco Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Pride Celebration, come commemorate and celebrate LGBT heritage and culture. Everyone is welcome at this evening exploring LGBT history in San Francisco and learning more about ...
Pride NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Pride NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Get into the groove for our annual celebration of equality, self-expression, and San Francisco Pride, featuring a drag show of fabulously unparalleled proportions hosted by Heklina, founder of The Oasis’ weekly “Mother” party.

Friday, June 28

Montclair Fine Arts Sidewalk Festival | June 28-30
Friday, June 28 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Montclair Village
Montclair Fine Arts Sidewalk Festival | June 28-30

The Village sidewalks come alive with fine art and crafts for a juried festival. Stroll along Mountain Blvd., La Salle Ave. and Antioch Court as part of the Pacific Arts Festival. 2019 Pacific Fine Arts Festival June 28, 29 & 30, 2019 – Friday/Saturday | ...

Arm Candy: Food As Jewelry & Body Adornment Exhibition | Berkeley
Friday, June 28 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | ACCI Gallery
Arm Candy: Food As Jewelry & Body Adornment Exhibition | Berkeley
Food has been used as a physical medium for the creation of art throughout history; from the use of egg as a binder in tempera paint to Ed Ruscha’s Chocolate Room, first presented at the Venice Biennale in the 1970s. In the world of fine jewelry, ...

Saturday, June 29

Free Legion of Honor Museum Day for SF Residents | Every Saturday
Free Legion of Honor Museum Day for SF Residents | Every Saturday

, the Legion of Honor offers free general admission to the permanent galleries to San Francisco residents. Please note that admission to any special exhibits is not included nor discounted and will require the full admission price. Saturdays feature engaging art experiences for the entire family, ...Every Saturday

Free de Young Museum Day for SF Residents | Every Saturday
Free de Young Museum Day for SF Residents | Every Saturday

, the de Young offers free general admission to the permanent galleries to San Francisco residents. Please note that admission to any special exhibits is not included nor discounted and will require the full admission price. Saturdays feature engaging art experiences for the entire family, including ...Every Saturday