The SF Agenda: Bay Area Design and Art Events


Cocktails + Creativity

At the outset of this crisp new year, put your drawing skills to good use at Artgasm’s Drink n’ Draw night. What is Drink n’ Draw, exactly? It’s just as it sounds: Artists and non-artists get together for cocktails, conversation, and creation. Bring your own art supplies and a refreshment to share, and spend the evening doodling.  Wednesday Jan. 2nd, 7:30 p.m.., Big Umbrella Gallery and Studios, San Francisco,

Interior shot of Big Umbrella Studios

Interior shot of Big Umbrella Studios.


A portrait by Emilio Bañuelos.

Street Photography

Join Emilio Bañuelos for a three-part street photography workshop, held at the Contemporary Jewish Museum and Rayko Photo Center. In addition to street-photography techniques, Bañuelos will cover image-editing processes and critique methods. Please note that the first seminar will be held at the Jewish Museum and the second and third seminars will take place at Rayko. First class is held Friday Jan. 4th, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco,

Necklace by Shana Astrachan.

Metal necklace by Shana Astrachan.

Glamour Boutique

Didn’t get what you wanted for Christmas? Not to worry: local metalsmith and jeweler Shana Astrachan will be hosting her holiday glamour boutique at Rare Device. Browse Astrachan’s collection of jewelry, paper goods, and beauty products, along with her collaborations with other Bay Area designers. While you’re there, check out the gallery’s stunning selection of home-decor items. Sunday, Jan. 6th, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., Rare Device, San Francisco,  

Weaving by Sheila O'Hara.

A piece by noted weaver Sheila O’Hara.

“A Loom With A View”

If you thought hand-weaving was an activity of days gone by, think again. In this lecture organized by the Textile Arts Council, noted weaver Sheila O’Hara will discuss the current state of the practice, as well as incorporation of digital technologies into traditional weaving methods. O’Hara is best known for her jacquard tapestries. Saturday Jan. 19th, 10:00 a.m., Koret Auditorium, San Francisco,

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