One of SF’s Boutique Hotels Turns Into an Art Gallery
San Francisco’s stARTup Art Fair is one of the most unique art shows you’re likely to ever encounter.
The entire hotel is shut down for three days, and instead of the hotel’s 47 rooms occupied by tourists, all the rooms are taken over by 50+ hand-picked artists and turned into a pop-up art gallery.
That’s right, rather than taking place in a stuffy art gallery, this three-day art festival takes place on the grounds and in the actual hotel rooms of the boutique Hotel del Sol, a unique 1950s-era motor lodge all spruced up for the 21st century.
Friday, April 28 – Opening Party – 7 to 10p
Saturday, April 29 – Noon to 9p
Sunday, April 30 – Noon to 7p
Friday is the VIP opening night celebration. For $15 advanced tickets you get food, drinks, live music, video projections and interesting performances all night.
Saturday and Sunday feature back-to-back artist conversations in hotel rooms throughout the day.
The hotel grounds will also be host to a diverse number of installations by Hunter Franks and t.w.five, sculpture by Hybycozo and Matt Gil, individual performances by the former SF Ballet dancer, Damian Smith and a Taiko drumming piece by AAWA, as well as a performance series curated by Embark Gallery.