SF Agenda: Design and Arts Events in the Bay Area


SF-based design firm Aidlin Darling Design is thoughtful and meticulous when it comes to collaborating with clients, fabricators, consultants, and builders to imagine projects in a detailed, rich, and poetic manner. Called SITE & SENSES: The Architecture of Aidlin Darling Design, the exhibit at the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art and will be a feast for the senses; look, listen, touch, test, and imagine your way through the many stages of designing and building a masterpiece. Immerse yourself in models, sketches, renderings, full-scale mock ups, furniture, photographs, and video as you discover the way Aidlin Darling sees the structure of the world. Runs December 21, 2013 through March 2, 2014. Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, 551 Broadway, Sonoma. General admission: $5, Family admission: $8, Students 18 and younger: free.

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Painter and sculptor Henri Matisse is credited, along with Pablo Picasso and Marcel Duchamp, as being an innovator in the area of plastic arts in the early 20th century. From richly painted interiors and landscapes to still lifes and portraits, the Matisse at SFMOMA exhibition at the Legion of Honor graces four decades of the French artist’s works. Runs November 9, 2013 to September 7, 2014. Legion of Honor, 100 34th Avenue, San Francisco. Adult admission: $10, youths 13-17 and college students with ID: $6, seniors: $7, Children 12 and under: Free; First Tuesday of the month: free, FAMSF members: free.

Photo via Josephine Homes

Surprise your family with a whole home makeover courtesy of the Italian designs you’ll find at the Josephine Homes Sample Sale. Handmade in Italy, these rich, elegant designs include floor models that are already discounted, including tables, dining sets, chairs, and sofas – you’ll be able to deck out your whole home with savings like these. Sample sale runs through December 23. SFDC Showplace, 2 Henry Adams Street, Suite 490.

Photo via Renegade Flickr

Calling all makers! The biannual Renegade SF Craft Fair is coming back to town for its holiday show. Enjoy quality handmade goods from 250 talented arts-and-crafters, workshops with Woodcut Maps and Indie Mart, music and food – there will even be a photobooth to capture the fun througout the weekend. Check out designs by locally-made SF goods like jewelry by An Astrid Endeavor, custom gifts from Leafcutter Designs, letterpress cards by Dutch Door Press, and wall hangings and cheese boards made by Dave Marcoullier. Free to attend – which means more cash to spend! December 21 + 22, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Concourse Exhibition Center, 635 8th St, San Francisco.


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