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Night Light: Multimedia Garden Party- Making a Scene, July 18

One night only, Saturday, July 18, Night Light: Multimedia Garden Party blankets SOMArts Cultural Center 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 …

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 …


Making a Scene: 50 Years of Alternative Bay Area Spaces

Making a Scene, which received critical support from the National Endowment of the Arts, opens with a reception & performance on July 9, 6–9pm, and 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.


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 …


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, …


ArtSpan Artist Workshop: Installation Best Practices, June 30

  Learning to professionally display your artwork is an important part of presenting yourself as an artist. This workshop will provide you with tips on how to best install an art exhibition. Get tips for best practices and materials to help …

photo courtesy of Steve Phipps/FAMACOCA

TALKStyle Fashion Show, June 13

In this age of hyper-connectivity, Michael Rosen, founder of London Fashion Week and TalkStyle event producer, sets the stage for a post-technology dystopian world where our fashion sense is heightened by color, texture and sound. This is Rosen’s third annual …