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SF City Hall Lights Up for Presidential InaugurationSF City Hall Lights Up for Presidential Inauguration
By - posted 1/19/2021
Artsy Fartsy, Causes, Election, Only in San Francisco

San Francisco’s City Hall celebrates the inauguration of the 46th President of the United States by illuminating its 220+ state-of-the-art LED lighting fixtures in red, white and blue on January 20, 2021. It’s a great photo opportunity to capture San Francisco’s iconic dome lit up for the occasion. The schedule is always tentative for the holiday lighting and subject more...

SF Art Institute May Sell 1931 Diego Rivera MuralSF Art Institute May Sell 1931 Diego Rivera Mural
By - posted 1/8/2021
Artsy Fartsy, Bay Area Updates

Thanks to artforum for letting us know that the cash-strapped San Francisco Art Institute is exploring selling its iconic 1931 Diego Rivera mural The Making of a Fresco Showing the Building of a City. The mural was commissioned by SFAI President William Gerstle (1930–1931), and was completed by Rivera in the more...

What's Coming to SFMOMA in 2021What’s Coming to SFMOMA in 2021
By - posted 1/7/2021
Artsy Fartsy, Brand New, Only in San Francisco

Spring at SFMOMA: A New Year with New Possibilities’ New year, new beginning. Despite the unrest that has kicked off 2021, hope, excitement, and shared experiences are on the horizon. This year, we intend to bring you the art of our time in ways that inspire. From the ahead-of-the-curve media installations more...

SF's Mysterious "Gingerbread Monolith" CollapsesSF’s Mysterious “Gingerbread Monolith” Collapses
By - posted 12/28/2020
Artsy Fartsy, Goodbye, Wow

The nearly 7-foot tall gingerbread “monolith” that mysteriously appeared near the top of Corona Heights Park above the Castro in San Francisco has finally crumbled. Photo credit: Anand Sharma / @aprilzero Discovered on Christmas morning and first reported by KQED, the tower with icing for the welding and gumdrops as joints, was more...

SF's Instagram Art Hunt Starts Monday, 12/21SF’s Instagram Art Hunt Starts Monday, 12/21
By - posted 12/21/2020
Artsy Fartsy, Fun & Games, Only in San Francisco, Things to Do

The hunt is on…time for an art scavenger hunt. Starting Monday, December 21, be on the lookout for clues that are dropping on artist Rikki’s Instagram (@listrikki) to find original artwork all over The City. The pen and ink artwork, part of the artist’s Manimal collection, will be hidden in brightly colored more...

Illuminate SF: Festival of Light: 45+ Light SculpturesIlluminate SF: Festival of Light: 45+ Light Sculptures
By - posted 12/16/2020
Artsy Fartsy, Holiday Lights, Only in San Francisco, Things to Do, Wow

Illuminate SF: Festival of Light is making The City a little brighter, Thanksgiving 2020 through January 23, 2021 and shines a light on San Francisco’s ever-expanding light art scene. Get your glow on during this two-month celebration during the longest nights of the year. In past years, the city has hosted nighttime neighborhood walks, more...

San Jose Teen Artist Makes Cover of Time MagazineSan Jose Teen Artist Makes Cover of Time Magazine
By - posted 12/12/2020
Artsy Fartsy, Uplifting, Wow

Time Magazine just named their Athlete of the Year, Lebron James, and a local San Jose teen made the cover. 14-year old artist Tyler Gordon not only made the cover art for the latest issue, he also was nominated as one of the top 5 finalists for Time’s Kid of the more...

Holiday Cult Classic "Unsilent Night" Returns to SFHoliday Cult Classic “Unsilent Night” Returns to SF
By - posted 12/7/2020
Artsy Fartsy, Outdoorsy, Things to Do

Phil Kline’s outdoor holiday classic Unsilent Night — a participatory electronic soundscape celebrated worldwide every December —will take place responsibly in 20 cities throughout December, including San Francisco and for the first time ever, Berkeley too. Kline’s ethereal soundscape can be played by anyone of any age on boomboxes or amplified phones more...

50 Foot Sculpture Garden May Be Coming to SF50 Foot Sculpture Garden May Be Coming to SF
By - posted 12/6/2020
Artsy Fartsy, City Insight, Only in San Francisco, Outdoorsy

San Francisco is looking for artists to be considered for an temporary sculpture outdoor exhibition featuring large sculptures ranging from 20-50 ft in height to be displayed in Patricia’s Green in Hayes Valley. The San Francisco Arts Commission is soliciting submissions to establish a pool of existing sculptures, ranging in height more...

SF Will Pay Artists $1250 for Pop-Up Murals on Boarded Up StoresSF Will Pay Artists $1250 for Pop-Up Murals on Boarded Up Stores
By - posted 11/19/2020
Artsy Fartsy, Brand New, Murals, Only in San Francisco

Artists have a unique opportunity to help keep our communities’ spirit up in challenging times and to advocate for best practices of keeping each other safe during a pandemic. Paint the Void received a grant from the city of San Francisco to facilitate 30 new murals on boarded up storefronts more...

SF Hiring 60 Artists to Cheer You Up Over the HolidaysSF Hiring 60 Artists to Cheer You Up Over the Holidays
By - posted 11/19/2020
Artsy Fartsy, Brand New, Only in San Francisco

The San Francisco Creative Corps pilot program will provide economic opportunities for 60 visual and performance artists, who are underemployed due to COVID-19, while also promoting public health during global COVID-19 pandemic. This holiday season, performing artists, including actors, musicians, and dancers, will be deployed as Community Health Ambassadors to creatively more...

SF Opera at the Fort Mason Drive-InSF Opera at the Fort Mason Drive-In
By - posted 11/18/2020
Artsy Fartsy, Drive-In Movies, Get Out: Events, Only in San Francisco, Things to Do

Experience opera — from the comfort of your car. San Francisco Opera is once again partnering with Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture to bring the performing arts to the big screen, with a drive-in movie experience.  Enjoy bayside views and delicious snacks from Off the Grid food trucks as you and your more...

SF's New Mural Dedicated to Viral TikTok StarSF’s New Mural Dedicated to Viral TikTok Star
By - posted 10/23/2020
Artsy Fartsy, Brand New, Only in San Francisco

Thanks SFGATE for sharing that TikTok star 420doggface208 now has a new mural dedicated to him in San Francisco. Nathan Apodaca’s recent video of him longboarding to Fleetwood Mac’s 1977 classic hit Dreams and sipping a giant bottle of Oceanspray juice went viral with over 10 million views and counting. Inspired by more...

Whimsical Apocalyptic Roller Skater Rolls Through SFWhimsical Apocalyptic Roller Skater Rolls Through SF
By - posted 10/23/2020
Artsy Fartsy, Only in San Francisco, Wow

San Francisco filmmaker Kyle Hanson McKee seized the opportunity when the skies turned hazy to make a unique short video, The New ‘Normal’, featuring roller skater Toya Willock. The film was shot on the eerily empty streets in downtown San Francisco. An uncanny roller skater explores apocalyptic San Francisco mid-wildfire season, more...

Tracy Home Hosts Epic Halloween Light Show Set to MetallicaTracy Home Hosts Epic Halloween Light Show Set to Metallica
By - posted 10/20/2020
Artsy Fartsy, Fun & Games, Halloween, Things to Do, Wow

Wow! One home in Tracy has gone all out for Halloween. They’ve decked their house out in an epic light show that’s coordinated to Metallica‘s Enter Sandman. The Halloween light show also features a light show to The Monster by Eminem ft. Rihanna. The BetGeorge home has been featured on Good Morning more...