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SOMArts' Día de Los Muertos Returns for First Public Opening Since 2019SOMArts’ Día de Los Muertos Returns for First Public Opening Since 2019
By - posted 9/21/2022
Artsy Fartsy, Community, Healing, Museums / Cultural Institutions, Sponsored

SOMArts’ Día de Los Muertos returns with its first public opening reception since 2019, on Friday, October 7, 2022. Now in its 23rd year and founded by beloved artist René Yañez, SOMArts’ annual Día de Los Muertos exhibition is one of the most internationally diverse Day of the Dead celebrations more...

Sonoma Winery's Brand New Kaleidoscopic Wine-Tasting PavilionSonoma Winery’s Brand New Kaleidoscopic Wine-Tasting Pavilion
By - posted 9/21/2022
Artsy Fartsy, Eat & Drink, Outdoorsy

One of the top California Pinot Noir growers, The Donum Estate, opens its brand-new, breathtaking Vertical Panorama Pavilion, a wine tasting room that allows for a unique and contextual interaction between the senses and the environment. The pavilion is designed by the Berlin-based office Studio Other Spaces, founded by artist Olafur more...

Golden Gate Park is Getting a "Golden Mile" in Fall 2022Golden Gate Park is Getting a “Golden Mile” in Fall 2022
By - posted 9/20/2022
Artsy Fartsy, Brand New, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches, San Francisco

After much controversy and debate (there were nine hours of non-stop public comment during the Board of Supervisors meeting), JFK Drive in Golden Gate Park was recently officially declared permanently “car-free.” The next task is to try to turn the roadway into a vibrant “Golden Mile.” Starting this week, and building up more...

Golden Gate Park's Brand New Street Busking ProgramGolden Gate Park’s Brand New Street Busking Program
By - posted 9/20/2022
Artsy Fartsy, Brand New, San Francisco

The San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department has launched an initiative that may be music to the ears of street performers: Busking in Golden Gate Park. The program allows musicians and other performers to easily obtain permits and schedule performances in designated locations that will not conflict with other activities in the park. more...

San Francisco's Opera at the Ballpark Returns (Nov. 11)San Francisco’s Opera at the Ballpark Returns (Nov. 11)
By - posted 9/16/2022
Artsy Fartsy, Get Out: Events, Museums / Cultural Institutions, Outdoorsy, San Francisco

Opening night for Verdi’s “La Traviata” will be bigger than ever with the return of Opera at the Ballpark, a free community event held at Oracle Park, home of the San Francisco Giants. Enjoy your opera with a side of garlic fries, in one of the most scenic venues in town more...

World’s Largest Holiday Light Maze & Village Coming to San JoseWorld’s Largest Holiday Light Maze & Village Coming to San Jose
By - posted 8/26/2022
Artsy Fartsy, Christmas, Holiday Lights

Escape to an incredible illuminated winter wonderland. The world’s largest holiday-themed light experience, Enchant, opens in San Jose’s PayPal Park on November 25, 2022. Experience a world of adventure featuring over 4 million sparkling lights creating an immersive walk-thru, story-themed maze. Discover the charming Village offering a breathtaking ice-skating trail, live more...

SF's Castro AIDS Mural Is Back (and Gorgeous) After Graffiti AttackSF’s Castro AIDS Mural Is Back (and Gorgeous) After Graffiti Attack
By - posted 8/21/2022
Artsy Fartsy, Causes, Murals, Only in San Francisco, San Francisco

After some jerkwad defaced the “Hope for the World Cure” Mural in the Castro with graffiti back in late December 2021, artists helped restore the mural back to its original glory and gave it a bright and colorful update. In addition to getting covered in graffiti, the mural, originally painted in more...

Sculpture Artist of SF's "Cupid's Span" Dies at 93Sculpture Artist of SF’s “Cupid’s Span” Dies at 93
By - posted 7/23/2022
Artsy Fartsy, Goodbye, Only in San Francisco

Thanks to SFist for letting us know that Claes Oldenberg, the Swedish-born, American pop-culture sculpture artist who designed the gorgeous “Cupid’s Span” sculpture along San Francisco’s Embarcadero passed away last week at the age of 93. Cupid’s Span is a 64-foot tall* outdoor sculpture by married artists Claes Oldenburg and Coosje more...

Oakland's First Ever "Festival of Immersive Arts" (July 15-24)Oakland’s First Ever “Festival of Immersive Arts” (July 15-24)
By - posted 7/15/2022
Artsy Fartsy, Fairs & Festivals, Oakland

Join us at a multi-weekend Festival featuring artists from the Bay Area & beyond. With four world premieres, art, music and exhibitions taking place throughout downtown Oakland’s Broadway corridor, OFIA highlights the potential of immersive art to build community and spark conversations about vital issues. Join us for the Festival’s inaugural more...

10 SF Chinatown Artists Receive $1,000 Monthly Stipend10 SF Chinatown Artists Receive $1,000 Monthly Stipend
By - posted 7/1/2022
Artsy Fartsy

By Mengyuan Dong, Bay City News Foundation Ten Chinatown artists in San Francisco were selected for monthly funding of $1,000 for 18 months as part of a guaranteed income pilot program for artists. On Wednesday, Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco announced the artists nominated for the program, part of a partnership more...

SFMOMA Has New Free Day on July 17thSFMOMA Has New Free Day on July 17th
By - posted 6/29/2022
Artsy Fartsy, Museums / Cultural Institutions

Celebrate the opening of Diego Rivera’s America with a free day of revelry, community and art on Sunday, July 17 from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Visit the museum for free and experience the vibrant creativity of San Francisco’s Mission District all day long with a lowrider display on Third Street; Mercado featuring crafts by local artisans; more...

4-Mile Laser Rainbow Flag Lights Up SF (June 24-26)4-Mile Laser Rainbow Flag Lights Up SF (June 24-26)
By - posted 6/24/2022
Artsy Fartsy, Brand New, Only in San Francisco, Pride

The majesty of San Francisco’s Market Street will be rekindled Friday, June 24, with a 4.1-mile laser Pride flag that will stretch from the Ferry Building to Twin Peaks. Dubbed WELCOME, the massive art installation is the brainchild and collaboration of San Francisco- based arts non-profit Illuminate and Nu-Salt Laser International. more...

SF's Black Trans Lives Matter Mural May Soon Be a Historic LandmarkSF’s Black Trans Lives Matter Mural May Soon Be a Historic Landmark
By - posted 6/23/2022
Artsy Fartsy, Murals, Pride, San Francisco

Thanks to San Francisco Heritage for sharing the news that San Francisco’s Black Trans Lives Matter Mural is on its way to becoming a historic landmark. Since August 2020, Turk & Taylor has been the site of the Black Trans Lives Matter Mural, a visual demonstration calling for awareness of the more...

SF's "Obama Portraits Tour" at de Young: Free Though August 14SF’s “Obama Portraits Tour” at de Young: Free Though August 14
By - posted 6/18/2022
Artsy Fartsy, Museums / Cultural Institutions, Only in San Francisco, San Francisco

Join us for the public opening day celebration of The Obama Portraits Tour exhibition with live musical performances by cellist and vocalist Mia Pixley and ensemble, dance performances by Kimberly Marie Olivier, and a portrait photography session with First Exposures alumni. Free admission to The Obama Portraits Tour on June 18 and 19 more...

Golden Gate Park’s Skatin’ Place Reopens w/ New ‘Psychedelic’ MuralGolden Gate Park’s Skatin’ Place Reopens w/ New ‘Psychedelic’ Mural
By - posted 6/9/2022
Artsy Fartsy, Brand New, Murals, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches, Reopening, San Francisco

A vibrant new ground mural at the legendary Skatin’ Place in Golden Gate Park made its debut on June 10, 2022 when the iconic outdoor roller skating spot reopened following repaving of the area and installation of the artwork, San Francisco Recreation and Park officials announced. The 28-foot by 93-foot oval more...