Have Yourself an Art Weekend
By: Dan Rosenbaum
Three distinctly different art events conveniently happening in one weekend. Why choose? Experience all three hosted in distinctly different and iconic SF landmarks doubling as venues for contemporary art.
Festival Pavilion- Fort Mason Center
Thursday, May 16: 5PM-10:30PM
Friday, May 17: 11AM-7PM
Saturday, May 18: 11AM-7PM
Sunday, May 19: NOON-9PM
Now in its third year, artMRKT San Francisco will be relocating to the Fort mason Center. The Opening Night Party, benefitting the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, de Young and Legion of Honor will be the most festive of the four day event and previews the works on display before opening to the public.
Among other events throughout artMRKT, rare off-site tours, featuring private and non-profit collections throughout San Francisco, have been arranged. Emerging markets, aesthetics and interior design are a few of the topics included in scheduled discussions.
Phoenix Hotel- 601 Eddy St.
Thursday, May 16: 4PM-10PM
Friday, May 17: NOON-10PM
Saturday, May 18: NOON-10PM
Sunday, May 19: 11AM-5PM
Emerging and contemporary art from the Bay area and beyond will be featured within the legendary and iconic Phoenix Hotel along with screenings, panels, performances, and more. Move throughout guest suites unrecognizably transformed into over 40 notable art galleries and lounges. Over 10,000 art enthusiasts and collectors will return for the third edition of ArtPadSF, San Francisco’s only hotel-based art fair. Referred to by art community insiders as “a touch of Art Basel Miami in San Francisco,” ArtPadSF is an unparalleled marketplace for groundbreaking contemporary works.
San Francisco Art Institute: Currency
The Old Mint- 88 5th St.
Thursday, May 16- Sunday, May 19
The San Francisco Art Institute is proud to present Currency, a showcase of provocative new work from nearly 100 emerging artists. At a time in our society when many are reflecting upon national economic conditions, this exhibition at The Old Mint offers a unique opportunity for SFAI's artists to juxtapose contemporary expression with a stunning National Historic Landmark that was central to the country's economic development. SFAI's 2013 MFA graduates—working in painting, photography, printmaking, film, sculpture, installation, digital media, performance, and across media—will present work that embraces the Institute's signature spirit of experimentation and conceptual risk-taking.
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