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Making a Scene: 50 Years of Alternative Bay Area Spaces

Making a Scene, which received critical support from the National Endowment of the Arts, spotlights a rich history of Bay Area artist-run, independent and alternative spaces, as well as the pioneers and contemporary trailblazers of social justice who utilized these spaces as a catalyst and megaphone. The exhibition is free to visit through August 20th during gallery hours.

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The Chocolate and Art Show, July 30 & 31

Indulge yourself in some of San Francisco’s finest up-and-coming artists, photographers and creators, with something for everyone: live body painting, live music, face-painting, free nail art/henna tattoos, live portraits, and free chocolate! Click here to buy tickets, and check out a video to …

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ArtSpan Artist Workshop: Healthy Art Practices for the Artist and the Environment, July 28

Ever wonder about how your art materials are affecting your health? Do you know how to properly dispose of your spent art materials? Want to be friendly to the environment, although you use hazardous materials in your art practice? Join us …

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Making a Scene Opening Reception, July 9

Opening reception for group exhibition Making a Scene: 50 Years of Alternative Bay Area Spaces features a 7-monitor “Pollination Pod,” a mobile museum of alternative sexual identity, and a special performance.

Tweet-Sized Performance Descriptions to get you ready for Night Light

There’s a ton to see at Night Light: Multimedia Garden Party 2015, Saturday, July 18, 8:30pm–midnight, including over 30 performances by Bay Area artists. Here are tweet-sized performance descriptions to get you pumped for a series of robust, sometimes overlapping …

Building closed for 4th of July holiday, Friday and Saturday, July 3-4

On Friday and Saturday, July 3-4, SOMArts is closed for the Fourth of July, a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on that date in 1776. Regular business hours will resume on Monday, July 6; please join us …

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Artist Interview: Kerry Laitala

Leading up to the opening for Timeless Motion, a Commons Curatorial Residency that exposes the science and magic behind cinema, CCA extern Elena Gross talked with exhibition co-curator Kerry Laitala about anachronistic technologies, the current role of underground cinema within Bay Area culture, …

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Night Light: Multimedia Garden Party

One night only, Saturday, July 18, 8:30pm–midnight, Night Light blankets SOMArts in luminous art installations, including audiovisual performances and performative interventions by 30 artists, and digital and cinematic projections by 27 artists. This year Night Light evolves in a new direction: as an homage to the Bay Area’s rabble-rousers, trouble-makers, independents and outliers, in conjunction with Making a Scene: 50 Years of Alternative Bay Area Spaces, a gallery exhibition on view through August 20, 2015.