Making a Scene Interview: Wonderland SF

Leading up to Making a Scene: 50 Years of Alternative Spaces, a visual art exhibition with accompanying events that spotlights a rich history of Bay Area artist-run, independent and alternative spaces, intern Michael Fontana talked with Irene Hernandez-Feiks, founder and …


Artist Interview: Kerry Laitala

Leading up to the opening for Timeless Motion, a Commons Curatorial Residency that exposes the science and magic behind cinema, CCA extern Elena Gross talked with exhibition co-curator Kerry Laitala about anachronistic technologies, the current role of underground cinema within Bay Area culture, …


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.


ArtSpan Artist Workshop: Installation Best Practices, June 30

  Learning to professionally display your artwork is an important part of presenting yourself as an artist. This workshop will provide you with tips on how to best install an art exhibition. Get tips for best practices and materials to help …

photo courtesy of Steve Phipps/FAMACOCA

TALKStyle Fashion Show, June 13

In this age of hyper-connectivity, Michael Rosen, founder of London Fashion Week and TalkStyle event producer, sets the stage for a post-technology dystopian world where our fashion sense is heightened by color, texture and sound. This is Rosen’s third annual …

Corey Brown Fire Circle

Corey Addison Brown in the Ramp Gallery, June 4–30

These prints reflect upon the artist’s journey of discovery and (re)claimation of his own queer ancestors through myth and legend, secret codes, and imagination. Having been raised by a witch and encouraged to explore the world through magic and mystery, …


THE NEWS: a Queer Energy Cauldron, guest curated by SALTA

On Tuesday, June 2, free admission, SALTA guest curates live performances by Elizabeth Ardent, Ronnie Heaven, Judah Levenson, Bernadette Herself, NCN, Zander Brown with Earth Dance Mafia, Justus Harris, Ian Waisler, Rachael Dichter, Kat Marie Yoas, Sara Rees, and Dia Dear.

SOULstice square

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!