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The Monster Project & Adobe Bring Kids’ Crayon Drawings to Life

The Monster Project & Adobe Bring Kids’ Crayon Drawings to Life

Children’s crayon drawings come to life, just like in that Pixar film! Thanks to The Monster Project, a Kickstarter funded by technology company Adobe, as well as two of San Francisco’s most respected non-profits in the art and tech community, Gray Area and Illuminate. For…

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11 Super Festive Holiday Activities to Do in SF: Booze Crawls, Ugly Sweaters, Reindeer, Locally Made Gifts & More

11 Super Festive Holiday Activities to Do in SF: Booze Crawls, Ugly Sweaters, Reindeer, Locally Made Gifts & More

There is a ton of festive things to do in the city, you just have to find them. And whether the holiday means dressing up to go bar-hopping, buying locally made gifts, or just want to cruise at your own speed with your family or…

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Prodigious Lineup Announced for 16th Annual SF Sketchfest Comedy Festival

Prodigious Lineup Announced for 16th Annual SF Sketchfest Comedy Festival

SF Sketchfest celebrates the 16th annual San Francisco Comedy Festival, with more than 200 shows featuring top comedic talents performing in 20 venues across the city, plus a bevvy of special events. The 17-day festival runs January 12-29, 2017, featuring comedy stars and up-and-coming comedians…

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The Cartoon Art Museum Finds its New Home, Set to Open Spring 2017

The Cartoon Art Museum Finds its New Home, Set to Open Spring 2017

Despite losing its lease on Mission Street in June last year after its rent doubled, the owners of the Cartoon Art Museum have fortunately found a new space: 8,000 square feet inside a historic brick building at 781 Beach Street. This is the fourth home…

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Oakland’s Cape & Cowl Celebrates Local Comic Shop Day Alongside One Year Anniversary

Oakland’s Cape & Cowl Celebrates Local Comic Shop Day Alongside One Year Anniversary

It’s been almost a year since Eitan Manhoff opened Cape & Cowl Comics on an unassuming block of 16th Street, on the edge of Oakland’s rapidly-changing Downtown Financial District. Manhoff has been collecting action figures and comics for over twenty-five years. Alongside his father, who…

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Two Gorgeous Postwar to Present Day Japanese Photography Exhibits On View at SFMOMA

Two Gorgeous Postwar to Present Day Japanese Photography Exhibits On View at SFMOMA

Now through early next year, the newly expanded San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) highlights Japanese photography in two exhibitions: Japanese Photography from Postwar to Now and New Work: Sohei Nishino. These exhibits celebrate the museum’s commitment to the profoundly important work made by…

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The Next Level ‘Art of Atari’ Book Brings Together Retro Gaming Fans (Super7 Signing Event)

The Next Level ‘Art of Atari’ Book Brings Together Retro Gaming Fans (Super7 Signing Event)

In 1972 people were having their minds blown by the at-home gaming console known as Atari. And while the gaming world has now advanced galaxies away from the once-futuristic world of 8-bit family-friendly fun, the illustration and design work is highly impressive and pretty much…

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Athen B. Gallery’s Winter Exhibition Showcases Diverse Range of Artistic Mediums

Athen B. Gallery’s Winter Exhibition Showcases Diverse Range of Artistic Mediums

This coming Saturday, Athen B. Gallery will host a reception for its first major group show since opening last July. Entitled, “Winter Group Exhibition”, the arrangement will showcase works from over 30 participating artists across a range of mediums, including woven fabrics, oil paintings and…

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Three Not-to-Be-Missed Day of the Dead Events in SF

Three Not-to-Be-Missed Day of the Dead Events in SF

Celebrate the Latino community and its living heritage the right way by visiting one of the many Día de los Muertos events happening this month. SOMArts, the Marigold Project, and the San Francisco Symphony (SFS) are each hosting their own Day of the Dead holiday…

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Found Objects & Focus on the Details: A Look at Sculpture Artist Nemo Gould’s Upcoming Solo Show

Found Objects & Focus on the Details: A Look at Sculpture Artist Nemo Gould’s Upcoming Solo Show

While many artists are quickly producing a sketch a day to post on the ol’ Instagram, Oakland kinetic sculptor Nemo Gould has taken the longer approach to crafting and sharing his work. Each of his sculptures are carefully crafted and may take months to years…

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East Bay Art Show Pick: A Look at Cannon Dill’s “Casual Decline”

East Bay Art Show Pick: A Look at Cannon Dill’s “Casual Decline”

Cannon Dill has been working with multiple mediums for the past six years—exploring everything from printmaking and painting, to sculpture and sizable mural works. This coming Saturday, October 15th, Dill will unveil “Casual Decline” at the Athen B. Gallery space in Downtown Oakland. Dill, originally…

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Farewell San Francisco, Recently Evicted Local Artist Cunningham on Retrospective Art Show and Leaving SF

Farewell San Francisco, Recently Evicted Local Artist Cunningham on Retrospective Art Show and Leaving SF

Spencer Keeton Cunningham has had a prolific career as a painter and street muralist for the past decade. For the last two years, he’s been on a self-proclaimed painting tour—holding his belongings together with tape and shoestring in a sack slung over his shoulder while…

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