SF Agenda: Design and Arts Events in the Bay Area


Explore iconic ceramic goods store Heath Ceramics in-person during their annual sale event. In addition to getting your hands on some sweet in-store purchases at 20% off, visitors will be able to go behind-the-scenes of Heath through factory tours, studio experience, and various hands-on activities. Sale and events will be celebrated in both Northern and Southern California showrooms and factories, so get in on the fun! Sausalito: 400 Gate 5 Road; San Francisco: 2900 18th Street. Los Angeles: 7525 Beverly Boulevard. The sale will be held Nov 22-27; community activities will be held Nov 23-24. Hours: Fri, Nov 22, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Sat, Nov 23, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sun, Nov 24, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Mon, Nov 25 – Weds, Nov 27, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Courtesy of Moroso Projects

Creative agency, studio, and gallery The Popular Workshop has introduced an offsite exhibition space in SoMa, highlighting the achievements of new artists in an alternative, casual setting. Called Moroso Projects, the space will feature 3-5 shows annually, starting with a solo exhibit by Greg Ito, artist and cofounder of the Ever Gold Gallery and San Francisco Arts Quarterly. His solo exhibit, “and when we thought it would last forever…” is a sculpture, painting, and installation exhibit that speaks to the relationship between everyday objects and their symbolic connotations. Runs through January 15, 2013. Moroso Projects, 582 6th Street, San Francisco. Gallery open Tuesday – Saturday, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.

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Here’s your chance to experience Emeryville-based online art destination Art.com in real life! Just in time for the shopping season, Art.com is opening its doors in San Francisco’s Union Square. This unique pop-up store will give customers the opportunity to shop artful gifts for the home, kid’s toys, books, and personal accessories. With rotating exhibitions including “The Art of Color” and “Eye on Nature,” a design bar that offers hand-on help from art experts, and galleries guest curated by household design names including iconic designer Jonathan Adler and Design-Milk.com founder and artist Jaime Derringer, this event is a definite must-do. Runs through January 2014, 117 Post Street (at Kearny Street)

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Bring your holiday shopping list and hop over the bridge to Oakland’s Patchwork Show, a modern creative festival packed with amazing handcrafted goods from 100+ local vendors. Enjoy artisan food, local music, bike valet, and eco-gift wrapping. If you want to rest your feet, check out the free crafting classes for kids and adults or pop into the photo booth to commemorate the fun weekend shopping experience. Jack London Square, 55 Harrison, Oakland. Nov 24, 11 – 5 p.m. Free to attend.

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