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Saturday, September 21

2019 Art Explosion Fall Open Studios | Mission Dist.
Saturday, September 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Art Explosion Studios
2019 Art Explosion Fall Open Studios | Mission Dist.

Art Explosion Studios, the Mission’s largest Artist’s collective is holding its 2019 Annual Fall Open Studios on Sept 20-22, 2019. Come see over 100 artists as they open their studios to exhibit their work. Painters, sculptures, photographers, fashion designers and jewelers will be showing so ...

Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration: Face Painting & Scavenger Hunt | Berkeley
Saturday, September 21 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Berkeley Public Library (Central Branch)
Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration: Face Painting & Scavenger Hunt | Berkeley
Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month at the library. The celebration begins at 12 noon with face painting, a scavenger hunt with prizes, and the making of papel picados (a decorative Mexican paper craft). This is an all-ages event.

Free Saturdays at de Young Museum: Tattoo Talk w/ Tex Buss | SF
Saturday, September 21 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | de Young Museum
Free Saturdays at de Young Museum: Tattoo Talk w/ Tex Buss | SF
Join local tattoo artist Tex Buss in the Piazzoni Murals Room for a talk on the unique challenges of composition in tattooing. Tex will highlight how traditional composition, based on the four-sided frame of an artwork or the use of three dimensional space, compares to ...
3rd Saturday Guided Gallery District Tour | Oakland
Saturday, September 21 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location (Oakland)
3rd Saturday Guided Gallery District Tour | Oakland

Every third Saturday, the Oakland Art Murmur presents a free guided walking tour based on a different theme each tour. Tours take place on the third Saturday of each month and are led by prominent Oakland gallery directors, curators, writers, and artists. You may check their website ...Monthly

Sunday, September 22

Brand New: Bay Bridge Steel Art Piece Opening “Signal” | Treasure Island
Sunday, September 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Signal (Treasure Island)
Brand New: Bay Bridge Steel Art Piece Opening "Signal" | Treasure Island
Signal is a brand new public art piece for Treasure Island made of 36 tons of steel from the former East Span of the Bay Bridge. Three 12-ton girders and a signal light have been repurposed to make a steel ring 25 feet across sitting on ...
“Last Day of Summer” 14 Free Walking Tours | SF
Sunday, September 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted. Japanese Tea Garden may require an additional charge.
| All Over San Francisco
"Last Day of Summer" 14 Free Walking Tours | SF
Last day of Summer Walking Tour Schedule: 10:00 am – Architecture Downtown 11:00 am – Mission Dolores Neighborhood 11:00 am – Castro: Tales Of The Village 11:00 am – Haight-Ashbury 11:00 am – Alfred Hitchcock’s San Francisco 11:00 am – Billionaires’ Row: Outer Broadway Architecture 11:00 am – Golden Gate Bridge 1:00 pm – Japanese Tea Garden 1:00 pm – Golden Gate ...
2019 Fiesta de Artes: Art & Wine Festival + Live Music | Los Gatos
2019 Fiesta de Artes: Art & Wine Festival + Live Music | Los Gatos

The annual Fiesta de Artes is returning to Civic Center in downtown Los Gatos on September 21 & 22, 2019 at 10 am. All your favorite features will be there, including artist booths, food, wine, beer, and live music. And bring the kids and treat ...

2019 Pacific Fine Arts Festival: Sunday | Oakland
Sunday, September 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Montclair Village
2019 Pacific Fine Arts Festival: Sunday | Oakland

The Montclair Village Fall Art Walk returns to Oakland Saturday, September 21st and Sunday, September 22nd. Sponsored by the Montclair Village Association, this free event showcases works from more than 40 artists and crafters who will line the sidewalks displaying a wide array of handcrafted ...

17th Annual Magical Glass Pumpkin Patch: 3,500 Glass Art Pumpkins | Los Gatos
17th Annual Magical Glass Pumpkin Patch: 3,500 Glass Art Pumpkins | Los Gatos

Come experience the amazement of over 3,500 glass pumpkins exhibited and for sale at Los Gatos High School. The Magical Glass Pumpkin Patch brings together Bay Area glass artists who feature their 3500+ glass pumpkins, all handmade for show and sale on the expansive front lawn ...

2019 Roadworks Steamroller Printing Festival | SF
Sunday, September 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Center for the Book
2019 Roadworks Steamroller Printing Festival | SF
The San Francisco Center for the Book’s 16th Annual Roadworks Steamroller Printing Festival is a day-long public printmaking and book arts extravaganza that includes free hands-on printmaking and book arts activities, demonstrations, 50 arts and crafts vendors and more. 2019 Roadworks Street Fair Sunday, September 22, 2019 ...
$5 Day at Oakland Museum of California: 50th Birthday | 2019
Sunday, September 22 – All Day | Cost: $5 | Oakland Museum of California
$5 Day at Oakland Museum of California: 50th Birthday | 2019

Celebrate OMCA’s 50th birthday with us all weekend long! Visit on Saturday and Sunday for $5 admission to OMCA’s galleries of California Art, History, and Natural Sciences. Show off your OMCA pride with a limited edition 50th anniversary tote bag, available to guests who sign ...

2019 Art Explosion Fall Open Studios | Mission Dist.
Sunday, September 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Art Explosion Studios
2019 Art Explosion Fall Open Studios | Mission Dist.

Art Explosion Studios, the Mission’s largest Artist’s collective is holding its 2019 Annual Fall Open Studios on Sept 20-22, 2019. Come see over 100 artists as they open their studios to exhibit their work. Painters, sculptures, photographers, fashion designers and jewelers will be showing so ...

Monday, September 23

Flower Imprinting: Workshop Drink Beer & Make Stuff Mondays | SF
Monday, September 23 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*This activity is free, so are supplies while they last and limited seating.
| Anchor Public Taps
Flower Imprinting: Workshop Drink Beer & Make Stuff Mondays | SF
Come by Public Taps for free & fun DIY craft projects led by the local makers at Workshop SF. Drink Beer and Make Stuff! This activity is free, so are supplies while they last and limited seating. For September, we will be doing Flower Printing/Pounding as ...

Tuesday, September 24

Brand New “Painted Pianos” Musical Art & Live Performance | Walnut Creek
Tuesday, September 24 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Weather Permitting.
| 1403 Locust St. (Walnut Creek)
Brand New "Painted Pianos" Musical Art & Live Performance | Walnut Creek

Walnut Creek Downtown is proud to announce a new musical art project called, “Painted Pianos.” Eight pianos will be donated by Steinway Piano Gallery and hand-painted by local artists on site, in downtown Walnut Creek and the Center for Community Arts’ Shadelands campus courtyard. Artists ...

Wednesday, September 25

“Skate on Art”: Epic Pop-Up Roller Rink + Art Party | Fort Mason
Wednesday, September 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*FREE but timed RSVP is required. $5 skate rentals available or bring your own skates
| Fort Mason Center
"Skate on Art": Epic Pop-Up Roller Rink + Art Party | Fort Mason

Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture presents actions vent ascending frequencies, a participatory art installation and roller rink experience from creative collective assume vivid astro focus (avaf). The artist-designed outdoor roller-skating rink features performances, DJ sets, and special programming from September 13 through October ...

Free After Work Stitch-In | SF
Wednesday, September 25 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco School of Needlework & Design
Free After Work Stitch-In | SF
Come and join one of our regular free Stitch-Ins and work on your embroidery, knitting, crocheting, tatting, or even mending. Feel free to bring food to eat while you stitch or make a cup of tea or coffee in our kitchen. Here at SNAD, we have ...

Thursday, September 26

Creative Flow: Accessible Art Making Experience | Salesforce Park
Thursday, September 26 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
Creative Flow: Accessible Art Making Experience | Salesforce Park

Creative Flow activates community, productive play, and well-being through accessible and purposeful art making experiences every Thursday from 5 pm to 6:30 pm.Every Thursday

2019 Architecture & the City Festival: Free Imaginary City Art Bazaar | SF
Thursday, September 26 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP
| Herman Miller Showroom
2019 Architecture & the City Festival: Free Imaginary City Art Bazaar | SF
Join at the Herman Miller Showroom for a one-of-a-kind marketplace event benefiting Creativity Explored, San Francisco’s inspiring art center for adults with developmental disabilities. Since 2017, this annual partnership event pairs design classics with the bold contemporary work of CE artists, celebrating the nexus of ...
NightLife Presents: Fury | California Academy of Sciences
NightLife Presents: Fury | California Academy of Sciences
NightLife breaks the mold with a special presentation of FURY, a multimedia concert experience inspired by George Miller’s iconic movie, Mad Max: Fury Road. Featuring a live mood driven soundtrack composed and performed by indie-pop band YASSOU and composer Kristina Dutton, and choreography by Danielle Rowe ...
Exploratorium After Dark: Nature’s Cabaret | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: Nature's Cabaret | Pier 15
They say all the world’s a stage—and here, you can enter nature’s cabaret and encounter the high drama of nature. From mating dances to glorious bird songs, from horror stories of hunting and the elation of birth to the mysteries of perplexing landscapes, indulge in ...

Friday, September 27

“Festival of the Impossible” Immersive VR Art Festival | SF
Friday, September 27 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required
| Chandran Gallery
"Festival of the Impossible" Immersive VR Art Festival | SF

The Festival of the Impossible is the first large-scale immersive art exhibition celebrating artwork that explores the impossible, featuring interactive installations. The 4-day festival will feature a curated collection by several artists that will be creating across many mediums, pushing past the boundaries of reality ...

Saturday, September 28

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

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

2019 San Francisco Map Fair | Yerba Buena Gardens
2019 San Francisco Map Fair | Yerba Buena Gardens

The San Francisco Map Fair will be held in The Forum of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. The fair will consist of over 15 antique map, book, ephemera and book dealers from all across North America and parts of Europe. Reputable dealers will be ...

“Festival of the Impossible”: Virtual Reality Immersive Art Festival | SF
Saturday, September 28 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required
| Chandran Gallery
"Festival of the Impossible": Virtual Reality Immersive Art Festival | SF

The Festival of the Impossible is the first large-scale immersive art exhibition celebrating artwork that explores the impossible, featuring interactive installations. The 4-day festival will feature a curated collection by several artists that will be creating across many mediums, pushing past the boundaries of reality ...

RBHworks Brewery Takeover Tour: Good Beer & Free Art Show | Bay Area
Saturday, September 28 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Epidemic Ales
RBHworks Brewery Takeover Tour: Good Beer & Free Art Show | Bay Area

Come join our us as we take over another brewery tap room, for Round #2 of the RBHworks Brewery Takeover Tour. We have added a couple new local artists, and are super excited to have the excellent Epidemic Brewing as our host. They have excellent ...Monthly

On Art Run: 5k Historical Street Art Run & After Party | SF
On Art Run: 5k Historical Street Art Run & After Party | SF
The On Art Run returns to San Francisco, showcasing the powerful intersection of art and running! Join us Saturday, September 28th for an evening 5k run through the city with food, drinks, music, live art and more to follow! Check in @ 111 Minna Gallery — ...

Sunday, September 29

Final Day: 2019 San Francisco Map Fair | Yerba Buena Gardens
Final Day: 2019 San Francisco Map Fair | Yerba Buena Gardens

The San Francisco Map Fair will be held in The Forum of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. The fair will consist of over 15 antique map, book, ephemera and book dealers from all across North America and parts of Europe. Reputable dealers will be ...

2019 Folsom Street Fair | SoMa
2019 Folsom Street Fair | SoMa
The 36th Annual Folsom Street Fair, a true only in San Francisco original, covers over 13 city blocks filled with 250,000+ people in their most outrageous leather, rubber, and fetish attire enjoying the world’s largest leather fair. 2019 Folsom Street Fair Sunday, September 29, 2019 | 11 ...
“Festival of the Impossible”: Virtual Reality Immersive Art Festival | SF
Sunday, September 29 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required
| Chandran Gallery
"Festival of the Impossible": Virtual Reality Immersive Art Festival | SF

The Festival of the Impossible is the first large-scale immersive art exhibition celebrating artwork that explores the impossible, featuring interactive installations. The 4-day festival will feature a curated collection by several artists that will be creating across many mediums, pushing past the boundaries of reality ...