Artist you should know

23 Feb 2024

25 Incredible Gig Poster Artists at Flatstock 91 in SF

One of the best parts of any concert is snagging a handmade poster to cherish the memory of a great show. Those artists behind the gig posters? Seriously talented. And guess what? For just two days, you can browse and buy poster art from over 25 artists – for FREE!

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15 Feb 2024

Lee Mingwei: Rituals of Care at de Young

The artist questions how his work might encourage social connection and positive transformation. A seemingly tall order in a time when headlines aim to wound and a trail of loss dogs our footsteps.

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12 Feb 2024

This Oakland-Based Poet Wants You to Step Up Your Politics

Darius Simpson is the kind of guy who has to wait until Saturday night to take calls. The poet, educator, farmer, and activist stays fully engaged in a plethora of Bay Area communities. And in a time when the word “activist” has become closer to a personality trait or a

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08 Feb 2024

‘Exposed to all the Ruins’: a Fitting End to Et Al Gallery’s Decade in Chinatown

In a small basement tucked between two convenience stores in Chinatown, there is a room filled with flowers beside walls covered in eclectic pairings of photos. It’s for the final show anyone will see at Et Al, a staple gallery in San Francisco’s Chinatown for the past eleven years. 

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04 Feb 2024

A Night of North Beach Magic with Z-Man

The other night was like a movie. At least that’s what my text read from my neighbor Gabriel as I choked my way through my morning…err afternoon smoothie. Thank god for cloud cover because the sun is the last thing I want to see right now. It was a rainy

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02 Feb 2024

Manifest Differently: Voices Resonating Change in Troubled Times

We’re living in times where amplifying our voices during times of social injustice is vital. The Clarion Mural Project (CAMP) has a new show opening this weekend on February 3rd and it’s one you won’t want to miss. “Manifest Differently” features engage in a critical examination and response to the

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01 Feb 2024

The Bay’s Legendary Eco-Artist: Bonnie Ora Sherk

Bonnie Ora Sherk is a bit of an ecological art legend in the Bay Area and beyond.  College Students learn about her work in environmental art classes, children practice her ideas at her Living Libraries, San Franciscans enjoy her visions in the green spaces of our city, and marketers should probably study her performance art as a model for garnering positive public attention and support.
BONNIE ORA SHERK: LIFE FRAMES SINCE 1970 Exhibit at Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture (FMCAC)

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12 Jan 2024

Unmasking Creativity: Get to Know Cosplay Luminary Kristin Gallup

Meet Kristin Gallup, the creative force behind Sable and Sin, an Oakland small maker business that makes handmade clothing and goods perfect for special events, cosplay, LARPing and festival wear. From the juxtaposition of delicate lace with rugged leather to the intricacy of her whimsical yet functional designs, Kristin’s designs

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