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SF's Brand New Laser Light Show "Grace Window" (July 11-14)SF’s Brand New Laser Light Show “Grace Window” (July 11-14)
By - posted 7/3/2024
Artsy Fartsy, Brand New, San Francisco, Wow

San Francisco lights up with a brand new laser light art exhibition. The Grace Window installation will illuminate San Francisco from dusk to dawn, July 11-14, 2024. 25 lasers will beam from the Fairmont Hotel into the Rose Window at Grace Cathedral. In addition to the laser spectacle outside, Grace Cathedral will more...

SF's Brand New Massive 4th of July Laser Light Show (July 3-7)SF’s Brand New Massive 4th of July Laser Light Show (July 3-7)
By - posted 7/3/2024
4th of July, Artsy Fartsy, Brand New, San Francisco, Wow

Illuminate just announced a brand new laser art exhibit is coming to San Francisco. Illuminate will light the sky with AuroraSF on July 3-7th from 9 pm – 1:00 am, and and extended display on July 4 from 10:30 pm – dawn. Just approved by the FAA, the brand new laser art more...

The Bay Lights Are Coming Back in Spring 2025 (w/ Twice as Many Lights)The Bay Lights Are Coming Back in Spring 2025 (w/ Twice as Many Lights)
By - posted 5/2/2024
Artsy Fartsy, Bay Area Updates

Great news! The Bay Lights are officially coming back and they’ll have twice as many lights. You know it’s big news when it’s in the New York Times! Today, The New York Times broke our news: The Bay Lights project is a “Go.” We’ve reached our $10M major gift goal, and the monumental more...

Bruce Lee Statue Coming to SF's Chinatown?Bruce Lee Statue Coming to SF’s Chinatown?
By - posted 2/27/2024
Artsy Fartsy, Local Icons, Lunar New Year, Only in San Francisco, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches, San Francisco, Stop Asian Hate

Thanks to SF Gate for letting us know that a determined group, led by Bruce Lee memorabilia collector Jeff Chinn, is actively collaborating with the Bruce Lee Foundation to bring a butt-kicking statue of the martial arts legend to San Francisco’s Chinatown. Despite statues scattered globally, including in Hong Kong more...

SF's UN Plaza is Getting a Mini Lighted LED ForestSF’s UN Plaza is Getting a Mini Lighted LED Forest
By - posted 1/25/2024
Artsy Fartsy, Only in San Francisco, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches, San Francisco

Beginning Friday night, January 26, 2024, elements from artist Charles Gadeken’s illuminated installation Entwined Meadow will dazzle visitors to UN Plaza with changing light and color, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department announced today. The nine shrub sculptures, each composed of hundreds of LED lights at varying heights, arrived at more...

A Mini 1939 "World's Fairs" is Coming to SF for One Day Only (Jan. 20)A Mini 1939 “World’s Fairs” is Coming to SF for One Day Only (Jan. 20)
By - posted 1/18/2024
Artsy Fartsy, San Francisco

A mini version of San Francisco’s 1939 “Worlds Fair” is coming to Treasure Island for just one day only on Saturday, January 20, 2024. Dan and Armando Vargas, master model builders, are creating an exquisite miniature model of the Golden Gate International Exposition. The illuminated model is almost complete and the Vargas more...

SF Debuts Five Giant Dragon Sculptures for Chinese New Year (Jan. 28 – March 2)SF Debuts Five Giant Dragon Sculptures for Chinese New Year (Jan. 28 – March 2)
By - posted 1/16/2024
Artsy Fartsy, Lunar New Year, San Francisco

February 10, 2024, marks the first day of the Year of the Wood Dragon. The Chinese Chamber of Commerce of San Francisco is proud to bring back the public art project, Zodiac on Parade featuring the mythical Dragon, to its list of festivities this Lunar New Year.  The public art project, more...

SF's New 2024 Heart Sculptures On View at the Ferry BuildingSF’s New 2024 Heart Sculptures On View at the Ferry Building
By - posted 1/12/2024
Artsy Fartsy, Brand New, Causes, Only in San Francisco

Hosted by the San Francisco General Hospital Foundation, Hearts in San Francisco 2024 opens January 9 at the San Francisco Ferry Building. The free public display of heart sculptures created by Bay Area artists in support of Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center (ZSFG) will run through February 29, 2024. more...

GG Park's Powerful Art Exhibit w/ 350 Statues Says GoodbyeGG Park’s Powerful Art Exhibit w/ 350 Statues Says Goodbye
By - posted 1/10/2024
Artsy Fartsy, Goodbye, San Francisco

Monumental Reckoning, a poignant and radically inclusive art exhibit to honor Black lives and the history of African descendants, will enjoy a closing ceremony at noon on January 12, to mark the end of its two-year exhibition in Golden Gate Park. Monumental Reckoning surrounds the vacant plinth in the Music Concourse where more...

Golden Gate Park’s Lighted Forest is Back for 2023Golden Gate Park’s Lighted Forest is Back for 2023
By - posted 11/24/2023
Artsy Fartsy, Bay Area Favorites, Holiday Lights, San Francisco

San Francisco’s popular “Entwined” Lighted Forest in Golden Gate is back* from December 7, 2023 – April 28, 2024. *Pending permit approval, of course! The Entwined installation is still pending approval. It was reviewed at Wednesday’s Visual Arts Committee meeting, and next will be up for final approval at an upcoming more...

Japantown's Immersive Light Show "Dandelion Project" Returns (Nov. 13-19)Japantown’s Immersive Light Show “Dandelion Project” Returns (Nov. 13-19)
By - posted 11/17/2023
Artsy Fartsy, San Francisco

San Francisco’s Japantown is lighting up for APEC, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, November 13-19, 2023 from noon to 6pm. This is likely located on the first floor of the Kinokuniya Mall. The Japantown Community Benefit District in partnership with Ryotaro Muramatsu and NAKED, Inc. is excited to bring back to San Francisco’s Japantown, Dandelion Project. As more...

SF's Giant Laser Lights Return for APEC (Nov. 13-16)SF’s Giant Laser Lights Return for APEC (Nov. 13-16)
By - posted 11/9/2023
Artsy Fartsy, LGBTQ+, Only in San Francisco, San Francisco

Illuminate and Civic Joy Fund Partner to Beam Lasers Across San Francisco during APEC Week as a Gift from the People of San Francisco Major artwork will proceed despite late funding cut Arts nonprofit Illuminate, in partnership with the Civic Joy Fund, will activate Market Street with a never-before-seen array of 12 more...

SF Gets a Brand New 25-Foot Neon SignSF Gets a Brand New 25-Foot Neon Sign
By - posted 11/8/2023
Artsy Fartsy, Brand New, San Francisco

Join Tenderloin Museum and SF Neon as they ignite a new, historically-informed neon sign above the entrance to the Tenderloin Museum at Eddy & Leavenworth in San Francisco. Three years in the making, this 25-ft double-sided neon will brighten the museum’s street corner and serve as both a literal and figurative more...

Check Out GG Park's Newest Sculptures on the "Golden Mile"Check Out GG Park’s Newest Sculptures on the “Golden Mile”
By - posted 11/7/2023
Artsy Fartsy, Brand New, Parks & Beaches, San Francisco

The Golden Mile, a whimsical 1.5 stretch of Golden Gate Park teeming with large-scale art pieces, gigantic murals, and live music, has a birthday coming up and two extraordinary new installations will be unveiled as part of the celebration. Four sculptures called “Eat, Travel, Play, Care,” featuring Gillie and Marc’s iconic Dogman and more...

Giant ‘No Dancing’ Burning Man Sign Coming to Golden Gate ParkGiant ‘No Dancing’ Burning Man Sign Coming to Golden Gate Park
By - posted 10/25/2023
Artsy Fartsy, Brand New, Parks & Beaches, San Francisco

Soon Golden Gate Park visitors will be greeted by a massive “NO DANCING” sign on JFK Promenade, across from the roller skating rink Skatin’ Place near 6th Avenue. The giant sign stands 20 feet high and spreads for 115 feet, but the artwork isn’t a Footloose-esque ban on dancing. In fact, more...