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Oakland’s ‘Omni Commons’ Connecting Culture, Collectives & Community in a Big Way

Oakland’s ‘Omni Commons’ Connecting Culture, Collectives & Community in a Big Way

Unfortunately, these days, it’s rare to not hear about another San Francisco creative space that’s in danger of disappearing. It’s an all too familiar story for many artists across the Bay, as studios and other venues for radical experimentation have slowly folded in the wake…

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10 Creepy Abandoned Places We’re Tempted to Explore

10 Creepy Abandoned Places We’re Tempted to Explore

Spaces all around the Bay Area have deep histories and have undergone unforeseeable transmutations. You’d be foolhardy not to expect that haunting feeling from time to time, especially in some of its long-since abandoned spaces. You don’t have to be midway through a graveyard séance…

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Send Me SFMOMA Texting Project Shares Artwork in Exchange for Emojis & Keywords

Send Me SFMOMA Texting Project Shares Artwork in Exchange for Emojis & Keywords

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) recently updated a new texting service that delivers artwork to your smartphone based on a sent emoji or keyword. To participate, text “send me” to the number 572-51, followed by an emoji or keyword—like a color, emotion,…

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‘Drawing with Skinner’ A Psychedelic Nightmare-Filled TV Dream Come True

‘Drawing with Skinner’ A Psychedelic Nightmare-Filled TV Dream Come True

Skinner never ceases to amaze. The latest from the Oakland-based self-taught artist is “Drawing with Skinner,” a show produced by Super Deluxe. The new show has elements reminiscent of “Pee Wee’s Playhouse,” “Wayne’s World,” and Bob Ross’ series “Joy of Painting,” (because that’s the obvious one…

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Candlestick Mural Unveiling: Local Art Collectives & Midway Gallery Combine Creative Forces in Bayview

Candlestick Mural Unveiling: Local Art Collectives & Midway Gallery Combine Creative Forces in Bayview

The Midway Gallery will be unveiling a selection of fourteen sizeable murals from Bayview artists and youths. The event serves as a celebration of the history and future of the transitioning Bayview-Hunter’s Point neighborhood and will take place this Saturday, June 10. Participating street artists…

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Gray Area’s 100 Day No Ban Dance Party: Celebration of Diversity & Creative Resistance

Gray Area’s 100 Day No Ban Dance Party: Celebration of Diversity & Creative Resistance

It’s been nearly 100 days since President (*sigh*) Trump took office. There have been plenty of opportunities to shake our fists at the issues, but here’s a chance now to shake our asses. Gray Area, a local education hub, incubator and venue space, which also…

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The Weekend of Contemporary Art: stARTup Art Fair & Art Market Return

The Weekend of Contemporary Art: stARTup Art Fair & Art Market Return

Art shows are always aplenty in this city but the modern and contemporary art genre are expected to take center stage this weekend as Art Market, embarks on Fort Mason with a full list of high-profile galleries. Closeby, stARTup Art Fair, will also be opening up…

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10 Mind-Altering Sessions at Oakland’s Psychedelic Science Conference

10 Mind-Altering Sessions at Oakland’s Psychedelic Science Conference

No, you’re not hallucinating-it’s true. The Psychedelic Science Conference is returning to the East Bay this month with more than three days of events and programming that explores the latest in psychedelic drug research. The conference, happening April 21st-23rd at the Oakland Marriott City Center,…

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Guide: 7 Local Opportunities for Artists & D.I.Y. Creators to Sell their Goods

Guide: 7 Local Opportunities for Artists & D.I.Y. Creators to Sell their Goods

For artists, craftspeople, and anyone trying to make some income off their creations, there is a huge creative community in the SF Bay Area (yay!) and also some serious competition (d’oh!). And while the gatekeepers for the city’s galleries and event spaces tend to run the gamut…

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Art and Tech Unite at Virtual Reality Festival

Art and Tech Unite at Virtual Reality Festival

It’s hard to think about engineering futuristic worlds without trying to figure out how virtual reality (VR) will fit into this new technological era. And how will virtual reality play a part in art, as we know it? On Saturday, February 18th, ArtandVR: A Futurist…

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Sketchpad Gallery’s ‘My Little Big Friend’ Celebrates Childlike Awe of the Animal Kingdom

Sketchpad Gallery’s ‘My Little Big Friend’ Celebrates Childlike Awe of the Animal Kingdom

There doesn’t seem to be an exact word in the English language for the feeling of intrigue that we feel uniquely towards the animal kingdom; that awe that comes with observing flying birds or four-legged creatures. The way we’re drawn in by both their familiar yet…

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Interview with Bay Area Artist Zachary Sweet: Upcoming Solo Show, Dark Humor & Productivity

Interview with Bay Area Artist Zachary Sweet: Upcoming Solo Show, Dark Humor & Productivity

Zachary Sweet is a friend to fellow local artists and can’t be missed in a crowd. Standing out in both height and personality, he is still one humble dude with his feet on the ground and sketchbook in hand. And whether he is drawing on…

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