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Comic of Stereotypical SF Headlines Goes Big on RedditComic of Stereotypical SF Headlines Goes Big on Reddit
By - posted 5/7/2021
Artsy Fartsy, Fun & Games, Only in San Francisco

A humorous tweet by Armand Domalewski which portrays satirical SF headlines spliced with cartoonist Randall Munroe’s webcomic xkcd has made it to the front page of Reddit on the r/sanfrancisco subReddit with 1,4000 upvotes. San Franciscan Domelewski hits the nail on the head with riffs on the San Francisco School Board, homelessness, Golden more...

Mission District's Brand New Mural Dedicated to Latino CommunityMission District’s Brand New Mural Dedicated to Latino Community
By - posted 5/3/2021
Artsy Fartsy, Brand New, Murals, Only in San Francisco

A new mural in San Francisco’s Mission District unveiled Thursday aims to uplift the city’s Latino community, which has been disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The mural, located in the famed Clarion Alley, was commissioned by the San Francisco COVID Command Center and created by local artist Elizabeth Blancas. The mural more...

Salesforce Tower's Midnight Screenings at 1,070 Ft Elevation (May 1-31)Salesforce Tower’s Midnight Screenings at 1,070 Ft Elevation (May 1-31)
By - posted 4/30/2021
Artsy Fartsy, Brand New, Only in San Francisco

From midnight to 1am, each night for the month of May, RAWdance will be poised 1,070 feet above the city on the Salesforce Tower screen, lighting up Jim Campbell’s Day for Night installation as part of the artist’s studio’s monthly “midnight artist collaboration,” in partnership with Boston Properties, owner of more...

Giant 9-Foot Floral "Butterflies" Are Coming to SF's StreetsGiant 9-Foot Floral “Butterflies” Are Coming to SF’s Streets
By - posted 4/30/2021
Artsy Fartsy, Brand New, Reopening, Uplifting, Wow

Ever wanted to become a butterfly? You’ll get a chance to spread your wings in May. On Saturday, May 1st 13 large floral Instagramable butterflies are landing in the streets of San Francisco for a weeklong promotion. The giant butterflies, which range from 6-9 feet tall are made from natural materials and more...

VP Kamala Harris is Getting a Madame Tussauds Wax FigureVP Kamala Harris is Getting a Madame Tussauds Wax Figure
By - posted 4/29/2021
Artsy Fartsy, Brand New, Election

Ahead of her first 100 days in office, Madame Tussauds just announced that Vice President Kamala Harris is getting her own wax figure. Thanks to KRON4 for sharing the news.  Kamala Harris made history when she was sworn in on January 20th becoming the first woman, first Black person and first Asian American Vice more...

This is SF's Newest Mural at Clarion AlleyThis is SF’s Newest Mural at Clarion Alley
By - posted 4/20/2021
Artsy Fartsy, Murals, Wow

Thanks to indybay.org for letting us know about Clarion Alley’s brand new mural dedicated to Climate Change. Come celebrate Earth Day and the unveiling of Extinction Rebellion San Francisco Bay Area’s new mural, “The world is on fire,” with music performances, art activities, storytelling and some surprises. The mural is larger than more...

SFMOMA Announces Four Free Days for 2021SFMOMA Announces Four Free Days for 2021
By - posted 4/19/2021
Artsy Fartsy, Brand New, Museums / Cultural Institutions, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

SFMOMA has announced free access to the museum for four days in 2021. Join them at an upcoming Free Day for our entire community or spread the love of art with the young people in your life at Free Family Day. Read full details. Tickets are free and reserving online is more...

SF's Brand New $3 Million Fund for Music VenuesSF’s Brand New $3 Million Fund for Music Venues
By - posted 4/19/2021
Artsy Fartsy, Brand New, City Insight, COVID-19 Updates, Getting Help, Support the Bay

The Music and Entertainment Venue Recovery Fund will offer grants of at least $10,000 to every eligible entertainment venue in San Francisco, which have been struggling to remain in business as a result of COVID-19 Mayor London N. Breed today announced the City’s Music and Entertainment Venue Recovery Fund will begin more...

SF's Sidewalk Mural Painting PartySF’s Sidewalk Mural Painting Party
By - posted 4/15/2021
Artsy Fartsy, Murals

Come paint Moss Street with San Francisco Parks Alliance. Register here and join in on Saturday, April 17 anytime between 11am and 2pm to help create a temporary sidewalk mural outside of SF Parks Alliance’s office at 1074 Folsom Street. Please wear a mask and note that we will be taking all more...

Oakland's Tallest Mural (190-Feet) Unveiled This WeekOakland’s Tallest Mural (190-Feet) Unveiled This Week
By - posted 4/15/2021
Artsy Fartsy, Brand New, Murals

By Keith Burbank, Bay City News The tallest mural in Oakland will be completed Thursday to bring attention to hunger, which the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated all over the world. The 190-foot-tall mural by artist Victor Ash is being painted on the side of the Oakland Marriott City Center at 1001 Broadway. Food more...

Check Out This Adorably Tiny "Little Free Art Gallery" in BerkeleyCheck Out This Adorably Tiny “Little Free Art Gallery” in Berkeley
By - posted 4/12/2021
Artsy Fartsy, Bay Area Updates, Community

First there was the Little Free Library. Now there’s the Free Little Art Gallery. Looking to inspire others to share their artwork, a Berkeley actress and screenwriter has started a Free Little Art Gallery in front of her home on Forest Lane between Grizzly Peak Boulevard and Keeler Avenue. All the art more...

14 Artists Create Oakland's Pop-Up "Chinatown Mural Festival"14 Artists Create Oakland’s Pop-Up “Chinatown Mural Festival”
By - posted 4/11/2021
Artsy Fartsy, Community, Uplifting

Join 14 artists at Madison Park, 810 Jackson St this weekend, grab some lunch to support #oaklandchinatown restaurants and watch the magic. And if you’re inspired to pick up a brush, join in. There will be open panels for the community to share their wishes and blessings. Chinese translation support provided more...

SF's Legion of Honor Reopens May 7SF’s Legion of Honor Reopens May 7
By - posted 4/8/2021
Artsy Fartsy, Bay Area Favorites, Bay Area Updates, Museums / Cultural Institutions, Only in San Francisco, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

Legion of Honor Reopens with Exhibition on Pompeii and New Sculptures in Court of Honor The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco announce the reopening of the Legion of Honor. The museum opens to the public on Friday, May 7, and to members on Wednesday and Thursday May 5 and 6. What’s more...

Final Days: SF's Lighted Forest Ends on April 4Final Days: SF’s Lighted Forest Ends on April 4
By - posted 4/2/2021
Artsy Fartsy, Bay Area Updates, Goodbye, Only in San Francisco, Outdoorsy, What's Closed / What's Open

It’s the final weekend to take in Golden Gate Park’s “Entwined” lighted forest. An illuminating art installation in Golden Gate Park transforms Peacock Meadow into an enchanted forest of otherworldly shapes and ever-changing light every night. “Entwined,” by San Francisco artist Charles Gadeken, honors Golden Gate Park’s 150th Anniversary. Related Story: An Amazing “Lighted more...

Artists Transform Ocean Beach into Massive MasterpieceArtists Transform Ocean Beach into Massive Masterpiece
By - posted 3/30/2021
Artsy Fartsy, Bay Area Updates, City Insight, Fun & Games, Murals, Outdoorsy, Wow

Thanks to ABC7 for sharing the story about the massive beach art and sand drawings that took place at Ocean Beach on Sunday, March 28. Earthscape Art Experience transforms the sand into temporary, large-scale intricate works of art. Using rakes, the artists used the beach as their massive canvas. Of course, more...