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 …

La Garçonne Gala

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, …

Courtney Trouble

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 …


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 …



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

USF Dept. of Architecture and Design

The Department of Art + Architecture at USF presents: [End]eavors

A free to visit exhibition of BA thesis projects from students in the Design program on view May 16–22, 2015


ArtSpan presents: Artist Workshop: All About SF Open Studios, May 26

As SF Open Studios celebrates its 40th anniversary, ArtSpan presents an artist workshop to discuss the largest and oldest open studios program in the country: what it is, how you can participate and what you can expect to gain from joining, …