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Openings, Closings, and other Artsy Happenings in July

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The summer season is just getting started in the Bay Area, so get out of your house and check out these openings, closings, and other artsy events in July.  The Renegade Craft Fair and Stern Grove Festival (with Mitski, thanks Noisepop!) are also returning later this month, not to mention SF Pride 2019!

This is 8ft x 9ft mural by Crystal, will appear at SF Pride 2019, you can find at the T-Mobile installation at the Civic Center

This mural by SF artist Crystal Vielula, will appear at SF Pride this year in front of the T-Mobile installation at the Civic Center!

SF PRIDE 2019
 2019 San Francisco Pride, Generations of Resistance! Will hold everything from rallies to dance parties in Civic Center, as well as a parade down market street.  This year the Broke-Ass Stuart team worked with Pride sponsor T-Mobile to help decorate their booth with Pride-themed artwork from a SF artists.  So swing by the T-mobile booth at the Civic Center and checkout SF artist Crystal Vielula‘s awesome, queer, inclusive, mural while you’re down there : ).

SF Pride 2019
Saturday & Sunday
Civic Center
Rally & Parade Details

MUSEUM OF THE MOON – OPENING WEEK
Museum of the Moon opens at the Exploratorium July 1–31, 2019.  Wonder at the majesty of the 16-foot photorealistic spherical sculpture of the moon that shows every cliff and crater. Created exclusively for the Exploratorium by UK artist Luke Jerram.

MUSEUM OF THE MOON – OPENING WEEK
MONDAY, JULY 1, 10AM
EXPLORATORIUM
INFO

 

FUNDRAISE FOR THE FUTURE OF AGGREGATE SPACE
Artists need space, money, and community to make their best work, asking critical questions that help our society thrive– support Aggregate Space at this upcoming fundraiser before they move into their new space.  There will be a cocktail reception with a silent auction, artist programming, and live dance performances.

TEN-FORWARD: A FUNDRAISER FOR THE FUTURE OF AGGREGATE SPACE
TUESDAY, JULY 2, 6 – 9PM
Z SPACE
INFO

 

IN A FLASH
In a Flash is an exhibition of works by San Francisco Art Institute alumni whose practice encompasses the art or history of tattooing and tattoo aesthetics. This exhibition aims to showcase the range of imagery that comes from the realm of tattoo art and its variety of applications.

OPENING RECEPTION: IN A FLASH
THURSDAY, JULY 4, 5 – 7PM
SAN FRANCISCO ART INSTITUTE
INFO

 

AFTER DARK: THINGS THAT GO BOOM
What’s the science behind fireworks? When has space exploration made —or had—a big boom? Head to the Exploratorium’s After Dark event to we celebrate July 4th with rumbling, roaring thunder, the explosive potential of science demonstrations, space travel, and spectacular explorations of other booming activities and exhibits.

AFTER DARK: THINGS THAT GO BOOM
THURSDAY, JULY 4, 6 – 10PM
EXPLORATORIUM
INFO

 

FRIDA KAHLO’S BIRTHDAY
Come celebrate Frida Kahlo’s 112th birthday by supporting strong women artists & artisans at Frida’s Birthday Tianguis at La Peña!  There will be over 40 vendors selling handmade crafts, art, imported goods from Mexico, Guatemala and beyond, and delicious food stands.

FRIDA KAHLO’S BIRTHDAY TIANGUIS CELEBRATING STRONG WOMEN ARTISTS
SATURDAY, JULY 6, 11AM – 5PM
LA PEÑA CULTURAL CENTER, BERKELEY
INFO

 

SUMMER OF THE ARTS AND SCIENCES
Join the celebration at the Minnesota Street Project to meet other arts and culture enthusiasts at the largest gathering of young professional cultural groups in the Bay Area. Discover more ways to get involved while enjoying light bites, drinks and new experiences.

SUMMER OF THE ARTS AND SCIENCES
TUESDAY, JULY 6, 6 – 9PM
MINNESOTA STREET PROJECT
INFO

 

ELEMENTAL ARTS EARTHSCAPE EXPERIENCE
Commune with nature and create ephemeral art on the beach at this part meditation, part collaboration event.  You will be able to work together with other attendees to develop a temporary artwork that works within the constraints of the beach’s landscape.

ELEMENTAL ARTS EARTHSCAPE EXPERIENCE
SUNDAY, JULY 7, 8 – 11AM
OCEAN BEACH
INFO

 

ARTIST TALK: FIRELEI BÁEZ WITH PAMELA JOYNER
Join New York-based artist Firelei Báez, who casts cultural and regional histories into an imaginative realm, in a conversation with art collector Pamela Joyner.  Báez’ work is in the current exhibition Coffee, Rhum, Sugar & Gold: A Postcolonial Paradox at the Museum of African Diaspora.

ARTIST TALK: FIRELEI BÁEZ IN CONVERSATION WITH PAMELA JOYNER
TUESDAY, JULY 9, 6 – 7:30PM
MUSEUM OF THE AFRICAN DIASPORA
INFO

 

CLOSING WEEKEND – LOUISE BOURGEOIS SPIDERS
After nearly 2 years of captivating SFMOMA visitors of all ages, Louise Bourgeois’s Spiders is coming to a close. Don’t miss your last chance to experience this awe-inspiring, larger-than-life exhibition.

CLOSING WEEKEND – LOUISE BOURGEOIS SPIDERS
JULY 11 – JULY 14
SFMOMA
INFO

 

ED HARDY: DEEPER THAN SKIN PUBLIC OPENING
Celebrate the public opening of “Ed Hardy: Deeper than Skin,” the first museum retrospective of the renowned tattoo artist, and local legend, Ed Hardy.  The opening night celebration in collaboration with Juxtapoz Magazine features a DJ set by Chances with Wolves, and a specialty cocktail featuring Sailor Jerry Rum concocted by San Francisco’s own Trick Dog Bar, and the opportunity to share your own tattoo testimonials.

ED HARDY: DEEPER THAN SKIN PUBLIC OPENING
THURSDAY, JULY 11, 7:30 – 10PM
DE YOUNG MUSEUM
INFO

 

LIVE TATTOOING AT THE ASIAN ART MUSEUM
To celebrate the Asian Art Museum’s current exhibition on Tattoos in Japanese Prints, there will be guest tattoo artists showing off their skills on live models using electric and hand-engraving techniques.  The artists will be tattooing original designs inspired by the works in the exhibition.

LIVE TATTOOING AT THE ASIAN ART MUSEUM
SATURDAY, JULY 13, 1 – 4PM
ASIAN ART MUSEUM
INFO

 

ARTIST-LED TOUR: CATE WHITE
Oakland-based artist Cate White will guide visitors through the gallery and share insight about her creative process.  White is primarily a painter, but also makes books, videos, and the occasional sculpture.

ARTIST-LED TOUR: CATE WHITE
SATURDAY, JULY 13, 3 – 4PM
MILLS COLLEGE ART MUSEUM
INFO

 

COLORISM: THE SPECTRUM OF INTERNALIZED BIAS
Colorism: The Spectrum of Internalized Bias analyzes the phenomenon of appearance-based discrimination among members of the same identity group. Interrogating this topic through contemporary media including photography, installation, animation, video and performance art, this ambitious exhibition will include a wide range of programming including the opening reception, panel discussion, a film screening, as well as closing reception and catalog release.
OPENING RECEPTION: COLORISM
SATURDAY, JULY 13, 7 – 10PM
ROOT DIVISION
INFO

 

RENEGADE CRAFT FAIR
Renegade Craft brings together over 200 incredible Makers + Designers, interactive features, creative installations, small-batch food and drink, and good vibes.  Come out and enjoy festive art installations and immersive experiences, grab a seasonal drink while workshopping with bayside views, groove to DJ sets, eat from local food trucks, and more.

RENEGADE CRAFT SAN FRANCISCO
SATURDAY, JULY 13 – 14
FORT MASON FESTIVAL PAVILION
INFO

 

SEE MITSKI AT STERN GROVE FESTIVAL
Noise Pop co-presents the next generation of indie-rockers takes the stage when acclaimed singer-songwriter Mitski performs at Stern Grove Festival. Opening the show is the “twang-haze” stylings of Oakland-based artist Madeline Kenney.  The concert is free and open to the public. Concert meadow seating is available on a first come, first served basis.

STERN GROVE FESTIVAL
SUNDAY, JULY 14, 2 – 4:30PM
SIGMUND STERN RECREATION GROVE
INFO

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