What’s in a Name? Reclaiming, Rethinking and Resisting Language by Elena Gross

Language can be a really important tool in building identity and fostering community. Being able to express oneself and represent oneself in one’s own language is crucial in reclaiming agency and power in a world that so often denigrates and …


Periwinkle Cinema guest curates The News

Periwinkle Cinema guest curates short movies with live soundtracks for The News on Tuesday, March 3rd

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Community, Art & Culture Were Here: Augmented Reality Tour of Albany Bulb, February 28

Refuge in Refuse: Art & Culture Project organizers lead a walking tour of the creations, realities and archives of the Albany Bulb. Learn about the history of the art & community that once flourished at the Bulb using augmented reality, February 28th.

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Refuge in Refuse Opening Event

Visual art opening features three film screenings, informal chats with former Albany bulb residents, participating artists, and other experts about the Bulb, and curbside tours of the LavaMae bus, a project of the Tides Center that provides mobile showers for the homeless in re-purposed SF MUNI busses


Taxes for Artists, February 17

Get organized for tax season. Gary Bishop of niceRecords demystifies what tax prep looks like with a special insight into the needs of individual artists. Topics to be covered include organizing expenses, tracking information, using available tax and finance resources, …

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On The Edge 5: Erotic Art Exhibition, February 13–15

On The Edge 5 is an exhibition of 26 erotic photographers and sculptors displaying sculptures and over 450 photographs, from fine art nude to extreme erotica on Valentine’s Day Weekend. Friday & Saturday evening events feature erotic entertainment and a …

Refuge in Refuse Film Screenings on SF Public Access Television

If you miss the film screenings during the opening reception of Refuge in Refuse, never fear! Thanks a special partnership with Bay Area Video Coalition, these films are broadcasting on SF Commons, San Francisco’s Public Access Television Station while the exhibition …

SOMArts Announces Director of Neighborhood Arts Services: Zach Slater

SOMArts is pleased to announce the promotion of long-time staff member Zach Slater to Director of Neighborhood Arts Services, which provides support and consultation for San Francisco’s many street fairs and festivals ranging from small neighborhood film screenings to San Francisco Pride …