City Studio Press Seeks Students Ages 12–19

City Studio is an after school arts program run by the San Francisco Art Institute at several community centers through out city. Starting Wednesday, January 25, for the first time ever the course “City Studio Press” will be taught at …


Feast of Words: A Literary Potluck

Eat, write, and share this Tuesday, January 17th with Mariama Lockgington and Charleen Caabay. Mariama explores through poetry how families come together by fate and circumstance through the process of adoption.

Community Generated Poem for Get Lucky: The Culture of Chance

For the opening reception of Get Lucky: The Culture of Chance, A.P. Sullivan constructed and performed a poem in two hours by anonymously collecting the thoughts and reactions of attendees to the surrounding artwork. Below you will find the resulting …


The Sister

Follow this story of forbidden love, belief systems, and taboos from set to set, accompanied by a live musical score, January 11–14.


Opening Reception for Get Lucky: The Culture of Chance

Attend the opening reception for Get Lucky: The Culture of Chance and become part of a living tarot card deck or help create a crowd-sourced poem this Friday, January 6th.


Warm Clothing Drive for Larkin Street Youth Services: Now–January 26

If you have warm clothes to spare, don’t let anyone take a chance on staying warm this winter. When you visit Get Lucky: The Culture of Chance, now through January 26th, bring spare socks, hats, coats, sweaters, gloves, or any …


The Making & Meaning of David Middlebrook’s Sculpture BAMBOOzled

For Get Lucky: The Culture of Chance, master artist David Middlebrook was inspired by a series of events that happened by “chance” – the 2008 financial crisis, and the recession that followed. His sculpture is a visual reaction to a …


Holiday Closure Notice

SOMArts Cultural Center will be closed Saturday, December 24th through Sunday, January 1st for the winter holiday. We hope you’ll pack the house again for the opening reception for Get Lucky: The Culture of Chance on Friday, January 6, 6–9pm!