SOMArts is hiring: Executive Director

SOMArts Cultural Center (South of Market Arts, Resources, Technology, and Services or SOMArts) is an independent nonprofit that operates the South of Market Cultural Center. SOMArts’ mission is to cultivate access to the arts within the Bay Area by collaborating with community …

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Ideasthesia: A Multisensory Installation by Owen Brown

“How do ideas feel?” This is the question driving Danko Nikolic, the neuroscientist famous for theorizing “ideasthesia”—the notion that thoughts and sensations are interconnected and interdependent. Sights, sounds, and smells are not simply interpreted by the brain; rather, the ways …

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The News: An Evening of Fresh, Queer Performance

On Tuesday, September 1, free admission, Jackie Clay guest curates live performances by AH-Mer-AH-Su, Jade Ariana Fair, Titiana Kumeh, and Justin Young.

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TSFF & SOMArts Annual Murphy and Cadogan Contemporary Art Awards Exhibition

A focused look at the future of the Bay Area visual and media arts landscape, showcasing 24 promising visual artists working across disciplines, opening with a free reception, Thursday, September 3, 6:30–9pm

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Makers, Music & Mimosas 2015

Whether you fancy yourself a maker, artist or craftsperson, or have two left thumbs when it comes to creative production, you can try something new alongside some of the Bay Area’s most talented emerging artists. Join “makers” exhibiting in The …

Technical Assistance Workshops for San Francisco Arts Commission Grant Applicants

The San Francisco Arts Commission is hosting a series of technical assistance workshops for individual artists and organizations who want to learn about our FY2015-2016 grants cycle. Everyone interested in applying is highly encouraged to attend one of these workshops, …

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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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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 …