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SOULstice Artist Video Previews

Excited for the SOULstice Summer Party and Fundraiser on Saturday, June 20, 4–8pm, we put together a video preview of all the artists performing at SOMArts that evening. Pictured above: Khafre Jay of Hip Hop for change. Enjoy the preview and grab …

Letter from Executive Director Lex Leifheit

Dear Friends, Colleagues, Artists and Neighbors, In 2008, as the recession loomed large, I drove cross-country to become the executive director of SOMArts. I had visited SOMArts before but had a lot to learn about the organization and about San …

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LA GARÇONNE GALA: a Sophisticated Kick-off to Pride, June 25

Inspired by radical queer history and last year’s dapperQ fashion show, Natalie Coblentz is combining Queer Fashion with High Art, Queer Identity Projects, Female Musicians, and DJs for a sophisticated Pride kickoff gala. For the lineup of visual artists, photo projects, musicians, DJs, …

The Chocolate Art Show

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! DJs and bands TBA soon. Click here for more information, …

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Queer Cultural Center presents GLITTER BOMB, June 4–27

As part of the National Queer Arts Festival, the Queer Cultural Center presents GLITTER BOMB, a visual art exhibition that explores the physical, social, political, historical, affective, and irreverent dimensions of queer alliances and connections. The group exhibition addresses questions of bonding, connecting, and …

Jezebel Delilah X and Sabaa Zareena at The News, by Timothy Andrew Photography

SOMArts artists on TRANSMISSION: a new public arts and storytelling program

Bay Area Video Coalition is introducing Transmission, a community-focused program that will air on SF Commons Public Access channel 76 and stream live on the web! This new public arts and storytelling program is funded by the City of San Francisco and …

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Faye Lacanilao in the Ramp Gallery, May 13–June 2, 2015

Third World For Black Power is a collection of photographs from the “Reclaim Martin Luther King, Jr” action in January 2015, and the SFPD Shut Down in March, which marked the first year of Alex Nieto’s death. It features the …

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APICC presents ONE IN WHICH WE ARE

A visual arts exhibition which explores the complex interdependencies between structures, processes, events, and the collective individual, on view May 1–27