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.

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! Click here to buy tickets, and check out a video to …


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. …


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 …

Western SoMa - Shadow

Western SoMa Voice Neighborhood Meeting, Jul 6

Join your neighbors for a meeting to discuss improving western SoMa! Western SoMa Voice hosts this neighborhood meeting, with featured speakers Brandon Davis from the Downtown Streets Team presenting on their efforts and how we might work together, and Eileen Loughran from the …

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 …


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.

Jose Antonio Galloso

Jose Antonio Galloso in the Ramp Gallery, July 2–July 21

[See Spanish Translation below] The photos shown here are based on an initial position of respect. On the one hand, respect understood as the value that allows us to recognize, accept, appreciate and value the qualities of others and their …