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Friday, September 14

Vallejo Art Walk | Second Fridays
Friday, September 14 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Vallejo
Vallejo Art Walk | Second Fridays

The monthly Vallejo Art Walk showcases a variety of nationally accomplished and upcoming local creatives in the historic downtown Vallejo arts district from 5-10 pm on the second Friday of every month, on Georgia, Marin, and Virginia streets. Explore over 25 participating galleries and shops, and ...

Saturday, September 15

3rd Saturday Guided Gallery District Tour | Oakland
Saturday, September 15 – 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 ...

Sunday, September 16

Outdoor Sculpture Walk | Stanford
Sunday, September 16 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE | Cantor Arts Center
Outdoor Sculpture Walk | Stanford

Stanford University’s distinguished outdoor art collection includes nearly 100 sculptures and features important figurative and abstract works in a variety of media by artists of the late 19th century to the present. This tour begins in front of the Cantor Arts Center with marble statues, ...

SF’s “Antique Vibrator Museum” Free Guided Tour Day | Good Vibrations
SF's "Antique Vibrator Museum" Free Guided Tour Day | Good Vibrations

Did you know SF has an Antique Vibrator Museum? Take a free tour of this unique space every 3rd Sunday of the month with Antique Vibrator Museum curator Dr. Carol Queen.  Free, but you must RSVP at least 72 hours in advance by calling the Polk St. store ...

Saturday, September 22

Smithsonian’s 14th Annual Free Museum Day | 2018
Saturday, September 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Museum ticket required from http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/
| San Francisco Bay Area
Smithsonian's 14th Annual Free Museum Day | 2018

Participating museums and cultural institutions nationwide will open their doors free of charge to all visitors during Smithsonian Magazine’s 14th annual Museum Day. 2018 Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Saturday, September 22, 2018 Participating Bay Area Museums FREE, but a ticket is required(download begins at midnight on August ...

The Exploratorium’s Community Free Saturday | Pier 15
The Exploratorium's Community Free Saturday | Pier 15

The Exploratorium is a twenty-first-century learning laboratory, an eye-opening, always-changing, playful place to explore and tinker featuring hundreds of science, art, and human perception exhibits. While they don’t have monthly community days, they do host several special events throughout the year offering “pay-what-you-can” admission for all. ...

Thursday, September 27

The Final $10 Thursday Night of 2018 | Asian Art Museum
The Final $10 Thursday Night of 2018 | Asian Art Museum

From February 8 through September 27, 2018, the Asian Art Museum will be open until 9pm on Thursdays and general admission is just $10. You can spend an evening in their beautiful building enjoying the galleries, fun talks, lively gatherings and intimate hangs with artists.  Except ...

Friday, September 28

2018 Friday Nights at the de Young Kick Off | Golden Gate Park
2018 Friday Nights at the de Young Kick Off | Golden Gate Park

In the past, Friday Nights at the de Young has been a free after-hours art “happening” in the museum’s public spaces. New for 2018, San Francisco’s original after-hours museum event has been re-envisioned and returns this year with a focus on fashion. The 2018 fall season ...

Saturday, September 29

ArtSpan Open Studios | Live! in the Castro
Saturday, September 29 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Jane Warner Memorial Plaza
ArtSpan Open Studios | Live! in the Castro
Step into our local art scene. ArtSpan artists will share their media in Jane Warner Plaza. Detailed information about individual artists exhibiting to come!

Sunday, September 30

2018 Folsom Street Fair | SoMa
2018 Folsom Street Fair | SoMa
The 35th 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. 2018 Folsom Street Fair Sunday, September 30, 2018 | 11 ...

Thursday, October 4

Castro Art Walk | First Thursdays
Thursday, October 4 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Castro
Castro Art Walk | First Thursdays

Galleries and art spaces will be open late every 1st Thursday of the month from 6-9 pm. Expect to see amazing artwork from artists near and far, participate in events, workshops, and more. Castro Art Walk 1st Thursdays | 6-9 pm The Castro, San Francisco FREE

Saturday, October 6

Bank of America Free Museum Weekend
Bank of America Free Museum Weekend

Holders of Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit cards and debit cards get free admission to seven Bay Area museums and two Sacramento museums for the first full weekend each month. This includes the de Young, Legion of Honor, Contemporary Jewish Museum and Oakland Museum ...

Sunday, October 7

Bank of America Free Museum Weekend
Bank of America Free Museum Weekend

Holders of Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit cards and debit cards get free admission to seven Bay Area museums and two Sacramento museums for the first full weekend each month. This includes the de Young, Legion of Honor, Contemporary Jewish Museum and Oakland Museum ...

Saturday, October 13

SF Open Studios 2018 | Five Weekends of Art (Oct. 13 – Nov. 11)
Saturday, October 13 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco
SF Open Studios 2018 | Five Weekends of Art (Oct. 13 - Nov. 11)

SF Open Studios is the oldest and largest open studios program in the country, featuring an annual, month-long, city-wide art event that showcases over 800 emerging and established San Francisco artists in their studios over four weekends in October and November. Each weekend, art patrons, admirers, and collectors ...

2018 “Yerba Buena Night” Outdoor Arts Festival | SoMa
Saturday, October 13 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena District
2018 "Yerba Buena Night" Outdoor Arts Festival | SoMa
Come out and see, hear, and experience the Yerba Buena district come alive with music, video, art and dance at the annual Yerba Buena Night. 2018 Yerba Buena Night Saturday, October 13, 2018 | 5 pm to 9:30 pm Jessie Square, Yerba Buena Lane, the Yerba Buena Center of ...

Sunday, October 14

SF Open Studios 2018 | Marina, Pacific Heights, Tenderloin, Russian Hill
Sunday, October 14 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco
SF Open Studios 2018 | Marina, Pacific Heights, Tenderloin, Russian Hill

SF Open Studios is the oldest and largest open studios program in the country, featuring an annual, month-long, city-wide art event that showcases over 800 emerging and established San Francisco artists in their studios over four weekends in October and November. Each weekend, art patrons, admirers, and collectors ...

Saturday, October 20

SF Open Studios 2018 | Hunters Point Shipyard
Saturday, October 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco
SF Open Studios 2018 | Hunters Point Shipyard

SF Open Studios is the oldest and largest open studios program in the country, featuring an annual, month-long, city-wide art event that showcases over 800 emerging and established San Francisco artists in their studios over four weekends in October and November. Each weekend, art patrons, admirers, and collectors ...

Sunday, October 21

Exploratorium Community Free Day | SF
Exploratorium Community Free Day | SF

The Exploratorium is a twenty-first-century learning laboratory, an eye-opening, always-changing, playful place to explore and tinker featuring hundreds of science, art, and human perception exhibits. While they don’t have monthly community days, they do host several special events throughout the year offering “pay-what-you-can” admission for all. ...

SF Open Studios 2018 | Hunters Point Shipyard
Sunday, October 21 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco
SF Open Studios 2018 | Hunters Point Shipyard

SF Open Studios is the oldest and largest open studios program in the country, featuring an annual, month-long, city-wide art event that showcases over 800 emerging and established San Francisco artists in their studios over four weekends in October and November. Each weekend, art patrons, admirers, and collectors ...

Saturday, October 27

SF Open Studios 2018 | Dogpatch, Potrero Hill, Bernal Heights, Outer Mission
Saturday, October 27 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco
SF Open Studios 2018 | Dogpatch, Potrero Hill, Bernal Heights, Outer Mission

SF Open Studios is the oldest and largest open studios program in the country, featuring an annual, month-long, city-wide art event that showcases over 800 emerging and established San Francisco artists in their studios over four weekends in October and November. Each weekend, art patrons, admirers, and collectors ...

Sunday, October 28

SF Open Studios 2018 | Dogpatch, Potrero Hill, Bernal Heights, Outer Mission
Sunday, October 28 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco
SF Open Studios 2018 | Dogpatch, Potrero Hill, Bernal Heights, Outer Mission

SF Open Studios is the oldest and largest open studios program in the country, featuring an annual, month-long, city-wide art event that showcases over 800 emerging and established San Francisco artists in their studios over four weekends in October and November. Each weekend, art patrons, admirers, and collectors ...

Saturday, November 3

Bank of America Free Museum Weekend
Bank of America Free Museum Weekend

Holders of Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit cards and debit cards get free admission to seven Bay Area museums and two Sacramento museums for the first full weekend each month. This includes the de Young, Legion of Honor, Contemporary Jewish Museum and Oakland Museum ...

SF Open Studios 2018 | Fort Mason, Presidio, Richmond, Sunset, West Portal, Ocean View
Saturday, November 3 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco
SF Open Studios 2018 | Fort Mason,  Presidio, Richmond, Sunset, West Portal, Ocean View

SF Open Studios is the oldest and largest open studios program in the country, featuring an annual, month-long, city-wide art event that showcases over 800 emerging and established San Francisco artists in their studios over four weekends in October and November. Each weekend, art patrons, admirers, and collectors ...

Sunday, November 4

Bank of America Free Museum Weekend
Bank of America Free Museum Weekend

Holders of Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit cards and debit cards get free admission to seven Bay Area museums and two Sacramento museums for the first full weekend each month. This includes the de Young, Legion of Honor, Contemporary Jewish Museum and Oakland Museum ...

SF Open Studios 2018 | Fort Mason, Presidio, Richmond, Sunset, West Portal, Ocean View
Sunday, November 4 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco
SF Open Studios 2018 | Fort Mason,  Presidio, Richmond, Sunset, West Portal, Ocean View

SF Open Studios is the oldest and largest open studios program in the country, featuring an annual, month-long, city-wide art event that showcases over 800 emerging and established San Francisco artists in their studios over four weekends in October and November. Each weekend, art patrons, admirers, and collectors ...

Saturday, November 10

San Francisco Open Studios 2018 | Mission, Noe Valley, Castro
Saturday, November 10 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco
San Francisco Open Studios 2018 | Mission, Noe Valley, Castro

SF Open Studios is the oldest and largest open studios program in the country, featuring an annual, month-long, city-wide art event that showcases over 800 emerging and established San Francisco artists in their studios over four weekends in October and November. Each weekend, art patrons, admirers, and collectors ...

Sunday, November 11

San Francisco Open Studios 2018 | Mission, Noe Valley, Castro
Sunday, November 11 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco
San Francisco Open Studios 2018 | Mission, Noe Valley, Castro

SF Open Studios is the oldest and largest open studios program in the country, featuring an annual, month-long, city-wide art event that showcases over 800 emerging and established San Francisco artists in their studios over four weekends in October and November. Each weekend, art patrons, admirers, and collectors ...

Saturday, December 1

Bank of America Free Museum Weekend
Bank of America Free Museum Weekend

Holders of Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit cards and debit cards get free admission to seven Bay Area museums and two Sacramento museums for the first full weekend each month. This includes the de Young, Legion of Honor, Contemporary Jewish Museum and Oakland Museum ...

Sunday, December 2

Bank of America Free Museum Weekend
Bank of America Free Museum Weekend

Holders of Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit cards and debit cards get free admission to seven Bay Area museums and two Sacramento museums for the first full weekend each month. This includes the de Young, Legion of Honor, Contemporary Jewish Museum and Oakland Museum ...

Wednesday, December 5

Walt Disney Museum’s Annual Free Day | 2018
Walt Disney Museum's Annual Free Day | 2018
Celebrate Walt Disney’s birthday and get free admission to The Walt Disney Family Museum in the Presidio for their only free day of the year. Typically the free day is on December 5th (Walt’s actual birthday), unless his birthday falls on a Tuesday (in which case the museum ...