Today is the Shadow of Tomorrow: Día de los Muertos 2015 Exhibition Unveiling, Oct 9

The 16th annual Día de los Muertos exhibition opens Friday, October 9, 6–9pm, with performances from music and theatre ensemble Loco Bloco and poets Denise Benavides and Adrian Arias.

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Today is the Shadow of Tomorrow: Día de los Muertos Exhibition 2015

Now in its 16th year, the annual Day of the Dead exhibition at SOMArts Cultural Center offers one of the most internationally diverse Día de los Muertos celebrations in the United States. Merging traditional Mexican altars with contemporary art installations, …


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


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.


Making a Scene Interview: QWOCMAP

2015 Queer Women of Color Film Festival TRAILER from QWOCMAP. For Making a Scene: 50 Years of Alternative Bay Area Spaces we interviewed T. Kebo Drew the Managing Director of the Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project (QWOCMAP) in San Francisco. …


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.

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SOMArts SOULstice Party & Fundraiser

Help us usher in our 36th year at a fundraiser for SOMArts featuring live music, a dance battle, art and a tasty silent auction featuring over 100 Bay Area restaurants! Pre-sale tickets on sale now!



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