Quiet Lightning Books- The Sacred Text of Rosa Who is Great

Quiet Lightning Big Tent Revival & Book Release

Quiet Lightning presents a big tent revival with interactive stations to launch The Sacred Text of Rosa Who is Great, written by Marcus Lund and illustrated by Stella Peach.

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Calling Artists for Día de los Muertos 2015

Now in its 16th year, SOMArts’ Day of the Dead exhibition is one of the most internationally diverse Día de los Muertos celebrations in the United States. Over the years, this group exhibition has brought together a wide variety of perspectives …

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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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The News: To Thy Clown Self Be True

On Tuesday, August 4, free admission, David Villegas guest curates live performances by The Box Club: Cason MacBride and Slater Penney, Brian Benson, Genie Cartier and Marie Cartier, Evan Johnson, One Flea Circus/Al Daniel, Amelia Van Brunt, and Xavier MTW.

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Making a Scene: Interview Roundup

The legacy of Bay Area alternative spaces is huge. Because our gallery only has so many square feet, here is a roundup of the interviews we’ve been conducting as part of Making a Scene: 50 Years of Alternative Bay Area …

Beatnik parade downtown in Union Square, August 13, 1958. Photo: Bancroft Library

Contribute to the Wiki for Collective Memory/Making a Scene

In conjunction with the exhibition, the Bay Area Society for Art & Activism is creating articles for the Collective Memory: Art & Activism Archive for the alternative spaces listed here and any other alternative space that has had an impact. Additionally, it would be great to get …