SF Agenda: Design and Arts Events in the Bay Area


The one, the only, Heath Ceramics is once again hosting its annual Open Studios event. Visitors to the San Francisco and Sausalito shops can get a taste of tile glazing, explore the history of Heath, and peruse current projects and collections. Both the Sausalito and San Francisco Open Studios will have factory tours and the San Francisco event will also have community and studio spaces on view. What’s more, all in-store purchases during the Open Studios will be 15 percent off. Open Studios are from May 10 to 12, 400 Gate Five Road, Sausalito, and 2900 18th Street, San Francisco.

The design firm Rebar has created a new installation called Kaleidoscape, which will be on view at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAM/PFA). Known for looking at public space in different and new ways, Rebar has set to build a piece of art that doubles as a colorful modular sculpture and a piece of furniture. Kaleidoscape, which is made up of 60 separate pieces and will be located in the museum’s 7,000-square-foot central atrium,can be used to study, relax, or socialize  and can also be  rearranged in all sorts of different configurations. Opens May 12 and runs through late 2015, 2626 Bancroft Way.

Gilt City San Francisco is hosting a one-day warehouse sale at The Sutter Room on May 18. Part party, part shopping experience, customers can listen to a live DJ, snap photos in a photo kiosk, get refreshments and also buy Gilt City items, which will be up to 90 percent off. Included in the sale are clothing, fashion accessories, and home goods — such as racks and tables. Sale is on May 18, 11am to 5pm, 1270 Sutter Street.

Multicellular House in Mill Valley by Koji Tsutsui & Associates. Photo by Iwan Baan.

It’s that time of year again for Marin Living Home Tours. Put on by AIA San Francisco and the Center for Architecture and Design, this year’s exhibition looks to be full of surprises. The goal of the tour is to showcase a diverse array of architectural styles, neighborhoods, and homes in Marin. Included in the houses on view this year is the “Liberty Dock houseboat” in Sausalito by David Spurgeon, “The Shack” in Ross by Feldman Architecture, and the “Multicellular House” in Mill Valley by Koji Tsutsui & Associates. Tours are on May 18, 10am to 4pm, for more information to go AIA SF’s website.




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