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Dolores Park's Pedestrian Bridge Got a Rainbow MakeoverDolores Park’s Pedestrian Bridge Got a Rainbow Makeover
By - posted 5/2/2022
Artsy Fartsy, Brand New, Pride, San Francisco

San Francisco has a brand new rainbow bridge! And even occasional graffiti from a**holes can’t stop the bridge from showing off its pride. The pedestrian bridge, which connects Church St. (at 19th St.) to Dolores Park, has gotten a colorful makeover. The bridge’s new nickname (and accompanying hashtag, but of course…), more...

SF's 1970s-style Soapbox Derby Returns for 2022SF’s 1970s-style Soapbox Derby Returns for 2022
By - posted 4/9/2022
Artsy Fartsy, Festival Updates, San Francisco

SFMOMA’s Soapbox Derby descends on McLaren Park on April 10, 2022. Artist-designed soapbox cars will once again race down the hill at McLaren Park in San Francisco as SFMOMA’s Soapbox Derby returns for the first time since 1978. The 56 teams of local artists, educators, students and community groups designing custom-made, gravity-powered vehicles include Windy Chien, Christopher Martin, Avila Rose Signs, more...

Downtown Berkeley's "Front Row" Free Music Festival & Block Party (April 9)Downtown Berkeley’s “Front Row” Free Music Festival & Block Party (April 9)
By - posted 4/8/2022
Artsy Fartsy, Fairs & Festivals

The Downtown Berkeley BART Plaza along with all lanes of Shattuck Ave in front of the Downtown Plaza, between Allston Way and Center Street will be closed for the Front Row Festival. The Front Row Festival will feature the Berkeley Symphony celebrating their 50th anniversary along with members of the Young People’s Symphony Orchestra celebrating their 85th season, The Berkeley more...

Rare Painting On Display for First Time in 200 Years at SF's Legion of HonorRare Painting On Display for First Time in 200 Years at SF’s Legion of Honor
By - posted 3/24/2022
Artsy Fartsy, Bay Area Updates, Brand New, Museums / Cultural Institutions, San Francisco

A rare painting by groundbreaking French artist Marie-Guillemine Benoist has recently been acquired by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Benoist’s groundbreaking work Psyche Bidding Her Family Farewell, a rare painting still in existence from her early Neoclassical period, is one of just three paintings by the artist held in more...

SF's New "Bloom SF" Downtown Arts Festival (March 27 - April 3)SF’s New “Bloom SF” Downtown Arts Festival (March 27 – April 3)
By - posted 3/16/2022
Artsy Fartsy, Brand New, Fairs & Festivals, San Francisco

In partnership with the Mayor London N. Breed’s Downtown Recovery Plan and “Welcome Back to SF” program, seven of San Francisco’s iconic destinations have planned BloomSF, a series of special events and programming running Sunday, March 27 through Saturday, April 3 to welcome workers and visitors back downtown. The Ferry Building, more...

SF's "Lighted Forest" in Golden Gate Park Closes March 6SF’s “Lighted Forest” in Golden Gate Park Closes March 6
By - posted 3/3/2022
Artsy Fartsy, Bay Area Favorites, Outdoorsy, San Francisco

No, really…. After multiple extensions, the San Francisco Parks Alliance assures us that Sunday, March 6th is the final night that you can experience “Entwined,” Golden Gate Park’s interactive lighted forest. Could it come back again later this year? We hope so! But as of now, this is your last more...

PBS' Antiques Roadshow is Coming to Bay Area's Filoli (June 22)PBS’ Antiques Roadshow is Coming to Bay Area’s Filoli (June 22)
By - posted 2/24/2022
Artsy Fartsy, Fun & Games

PBS’ Antiques Roadshow is hitting the road once again and making a stop in the Bay Area. On Wednesday, June 22, the hit TV show will be filming in Woodside at Filoli Historic House & Garden. How to Get Free Tickets Now through March 21, 2022, you can submit your entry online more...

SF's City Hall Lights Up in Hogwarts House Colors Tonight (Feb. 24)SF’s City Hall Lights Up in Hogwarts House Colors Tonight (Feb. 24)
By - posted 2/24/2022
Artsy Fartsy, Celebrations, Only in San Francisco

Tonight, February 24, 2022, the exclusive West Coast production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child celebrates the official opening at San Francisco’s Curran Theater (445 Geary St). To mark the occasion, San Francisco’s City Hall will be lit up in Hogwarts House colors. Also in celebration, Geary Street will close starting more...

Pop-Up Art Installation for Ukraine Lights Up Palace of Fine Arts 2/22Pop-Up Art Installation for Ukraine Lights Up Palace of Fine Arts 2/22
By - posted 2/22/2022
Artsy Fartsy, Causes, San Francisco

Thanks to Broke-Ass Stuart for sharing the news that the Palace of Fine Arts will turn into a pop-up art installation in solidarity with Ukraine tonight, Tuesday, February 22, 2022. Projection artist Alan Marling and the nonprofit organization Justice Murals are collaborating to bring Ukrainian art to San Francisco on the more...

Frida Khalo Immersive Art Exhibition Opens in SF March 12Frida Khalo Immersive Art Exhibition Opens in SF March 12
By - posted 2/17/2022
Artsy Fartsy, Brand New

The  newest immersive art installation, Immersive Frida Kahlo, will make its West Coast premiere atLighthouse ArtSpace San Francisco at SVN West (10 S. Van Ness Ave.) beginning March 12 and running through June 11, 2022. Tickets start at $39.99 with timed and flexible options available. Immersive Van Gogh will continue to be on more...

SF's Amazing Immersive Art Show Ends February 28SF’s Amazing Immersive Art Show Ends February 28
By - posted 2/17/2022
Artsy Fartsy, Museums / Cultural Institutions, San Francisco, Sponsored

Step into an experience like no other: at teamLab: Continuity, you become part of an interactive landscape of blooming flowers, darting fish, and soaring crows. Ends February 28, 2022 – Due to popular demand, teamLab: Continuity has been extended through Monday, Feb. 28. This is your last chance to experience this more...

SF's "Soapbox Derby" Returns for First Time Since 1978SF’s “Soapbox Derby” Returns for First Time Since 1978
By - posted 2/15/2022
Artsy Fartsy, Brand New, Fun & Games, Museums / Cultural Institutions, San Francisco

Witness Bay Area creativity in overdrive when SFMOMA’s Soapbox Derby returns to McLaren Park for the first time in more than 40 years. The original artists’ derbies from the 1970s are legendary events in our history. Between the two races in 1975 and 1978, the museum commissioned cars and trophies more...

"The Obama Portraits" Are Coming to SF's de Young Museum This Summer“The Obama Portraits” Are Coming to SF’s de Young Museum This Summer
By - posted 2/11/2022
Artsy Fartsy, Museums / Cultural Institutions, San Francisco

The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery’s “The Obama Portraits Tour” will be coming to the de Young Museum. The exhibition will be on view June 18 – August 14, 2022. From the moment of their unveiling at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in February 2018, the official portraits of President Barack Obama and more...

GG Park's "Lighted Forest" Special Valentine's Display (Feb. 11-14)GG Park’s “Lighted Forest” Special Valentine’s Display (Feb. 11-14)
By - posted 2/10/2022
Artsy Fartsy, Bay Area Favorites, Bay Area Updates, San Francisco, Valentine's Day

Golden Gate Park’s Entwined will feature a special Valentine’s Day display from Friday, February 11 to Monday, February 14. Take a walk with your loved ones and stop by Peacock Meadow to enjoy this illuminated art exhibit. An illuminating art installation in Golden Gate Park transforms Peacock Meadow into an enchanted forest of more...

Asian Art Museum’s New Exhibit “Seeing Gender” (Jan. 21 – Sept. 5)Asian Art Museum’s New Exhibit “Seeing Gender” (Jan. 21 – Sept. 5)
By - posted 1/21/2022
Artsy Fartsy, Brand New, LGBTQ+, Museums / Cultural Institutions, San Francisco, Sponsored

Seeing Gender is the museum’s first exhibition to explore the collection through the lens of gender. “Gender and sexuality are so central to conversations our society is having today, especially in the Bay Area. With its diverse holdings, the museum can make an important contribution to that dialogue,” explain the more...