SOMArts presents ¡Demasiado! : A benefit for SOMArts, April 14


¡Demasiado! Too much glamour. Too much fun. Too much art. Too much hope for the future.

On Saturday, April 14, SOMArts will present ¡Demasiado! — an immersive art party, community meal and dance party to support the organization at the intersection of art and social justice since 1979. Featuring the artists and culture-bearers who are standing up for creative resistance in the Bay Area and honoring pioneering Chicano artist and curator René Yañez, the event will bring together SOMArts’ community of artists and arts lovers to look toward the future we want to create.

For over 35 years, SOMArts has fostered access to the arts in the Bay Area, uplifting the voices of artists who are too often marginalized in the mainstream art world. Now more than ever, it is crucial that artists are given the resources and support they need to create socially-conscious work. Ticket sales from ¡Demasiado! will generate crucial income for SOMArts’ creative programs. As Executive Director Maria Jenson asserts, “SOMArts is a vital engine in the solidarity economy fighting to keep artists living and working in the Bay Area. Individual contributions at events like ¡Demasiado! allow SOMArts to continue supporting artists with fees and commissions, professional development and mentorship to further their careers.”

¡Demasiado! will showcase René’s tremendous impact on the Bay Area arts ecosystem in an event conceived entirely by artists to benefit SOMArts’ programs. Guests will enjoy an evening of experimental performance, artist-designed installations, and dancing to a lineup of the Bay Area’s finest DJs.

Community meal + dance party: $110, includes catered dinner and celebration of René Yañez from 7:00–9:00 pm. Dinner party attendees will also have the opportunity to bid on select works by René Yañez in a silent auction. Plus, entrance to the immersive dance party with cutting-edge performances and artist-designed installations from 9:00 pm–midnight.
Dance party: $25, guarantees general admission entry to the dance party from 9:00 pm–12:00 am, with cutting-edge performances, artist-designed installations and some of the Bay Area’s hottest DJ’s.

This event is 21+ only.

¡Demasiado! Performing Artists
Dinner Party Program:
Rashad Pridgen
Hosted by Chelis López radio host on San Francisco’s KPOO

Visual art installation created by Adrian Arias.

Dance Party Program:
Scam Likely (aka vainhein)

DJ Brown Amy
DJ Wonway Posibul

Get your tickets before they sell out!

Host Committee:
Sunny Angulo
Rachelle Axel
Renee Baldocchi
Natalia Bohm
Deb Bok
Michele Carlson
Alex Cook
Deborah Cullinan
James Fleming
Rico Hampton
Maria Jenson
Rina Marfatia
Jena McRae Schwirtz
Christo Orapeza
Kate Patterson
Kevin Seaman
Jessica Shaefer
Peter Sizgoric
Sherry Suisman
Jesse Tombs
Courtney Trouble
LaVette Virden
Nathan Yergler

Thanks to our event sponsors:

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