an artist you should know

A verb for keeping warm owners in their home garden
08 Jul 2022

Oakland’s Most Inspiring Natural Dye Duo

Sandwiched between a cafe and a cupcake shop on San Pablo is an unassuming shop called A Verb For Keeping Warm (“A Verb” or AVFKW for short). From the outside, it looks like your typical yarn and fabric shop but behind the doors resides two of the Bay Area’s most

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portrait of Bright Enright with his work
05 Jul 2022

Artist You Should Know: Brian Enright, Industrial Reuse Sculptor

Brian Enright is a working artist and sculptor who creates artwork out of unconventional recycled materials. He designs work that helps you see the connection between yourself and the natural world; objects that start a conversation. Through my interview with him, you’ll learn where he gets his materials (via an

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17 Jun 2022

The San Francisco Beer Passport is Here!

Step into a world of adventure with the San Francisco Beer Passport. There’s no better way to explore San Francisco than to literally drink it in. This passport is amazing! Each one contains 37 coupons to buy one beer, get a second beer FREE at 37 of the finest locally owned bars,

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15 Apr 2022

How More Diversity in Variety Shows Can Build a Stronger Art Community

What do you think of when you think of a “variety show”? Various performers set the stage ranging from singers, dancers, and other types of performance art. But to create the ultimate variety show, there’s more to it than a variety of performers. The perfect variety show has a magic

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large dragon art car breaths fire wile illuminated
01 Apr 2022

A Permanent Home For Artists: Seaport Studios

This goes out to all the dreamers who have dreamt of permanent creative maker spaces in the Bay Area. While the fabric of The Bay Area’s artistic communities has repeatedly been at risk of being pushed out, a newly formed space called Seaport Studios in Richmond is here to stay.

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27 Mar 2022

The Art Crowd: Meet San Francisco’s New It Girls

“What if we lived in a world where we were celebrated instead of seperated? What if instead of being made to feel less than, we were raised up? What if we felt worthy? What kind of new horizons would we imagine then? These are the questions that burn in my

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21 Mar 2022

Ursula X. Young is Uplifting Other Women Artists in the Bay Area and Beyond

Historically, the art industry has valued the work of women artists less than that of male artists, despite being the subject matter of most work. Today, women artists are working to lift each other up. In an effort to inspire younger aspiring artists during Women’s History Month, I wanted to

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13 Dec 2016

An Artist You Should Know: Karla Ortiz

The “Artist You Should Know” series highlights local artists before they exhibit their work somewhere awesome, it’s our way of supporting the creative community and helping to keep San Francisco a strange and wonderful place.  Meet artist Karla Ortiz, the concept artist of your nerdy dreams.  If you’re like me (and I know

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