SF Agenda: Design and Arts Events in the Bay Area


Check out what creativity is being unveiled in your ‘hood with this week’s San Francisco events round up!

San Francisco is known for its infamous fog, Victorian architecture, hip culture, lefty politics, and breath-taking views. An upcoming one-day art exhibit and silent auction titled InsideOut SF brings together all of those attributes and more. Hosted by AIGA San Francisco chapter, the exhibition will feature more than 100 leading designers who have created posters with the same theme: San Francisco. These posters will be auctioned off to benefit AIGA’s programming, scholarships, and community events (see above image). Event is on November 12 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm at Terra Gallery, 511 Harrison Street.

Kettle designed by Michael Graves. Courtesy of Alessi.

To celebrate its customers, famed design retailer Alessi is hosting a day of major sales in its San Francisco shop. Dubbed Customer Appreciation Day, Alessi is inviting all of its in-store customers to snap up kitchenware, textiles, bathroom accessories – every single item in the store – for 20 percent off. Customer Appreciation Day is on November 7 from 10am to 8pm, 424 Sutter Street.

“The Essentials” by Amy Weiks. Courtesy of Velvet da Vinci Gallery.

Amy Weiks has a fascination with objects. In her view, objects are vessels and tools that humans use to get along in the everyday. San Francisco’s Velvet Da Vinci gallery is hosting a new exhibition of Weiks’ artwork that explores her various sets of objects. Titled Sift, Sort + Strain, the show features an array of Weiks’ sculpted works, including metal funnels, wire baskets, and handmade cutlery. Runs through November 27, 2015 Polk Street.

“Undergrowth” by Joshua Meyer. Courtesy of Dolby Chadwick Gallery.

Dolby Chadwick gallery is featuring an exciting exhibition by painter Joshua Meyer titled Rustle, Sparkle, Flutter, Float. Meyer’s textured and colorful paintings give a throwback feel to early modern art but also have a contemporary edge. The idea with Meyer’s work is that reality is objective — each person interprets what they see differently. Most of Meyer’s paintings have one central figure, but that person is typically abstract and indefinable. Runs from November 7 to November 30, opening reception in November 7 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm, 210 Post Street, Suite 205.

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