Art up to your ears (this weekend only)

As the subject to the post states, this weekend, if you want your fill of art, your wish has been granted. I LOVE this time of year because I become intoxicated by art due to the copious amounts of visual, mental, and intellectual stimulation with all the art fair hopping.

Click on each the event below to learn more about it!

 

 

I’m sure these events don’t need any of my marketing but, I would like to offer the benefits of attending art fairs. They are as follows:

  • Art increases brain activity and ensure the synapses keep firing
  • Social engagement! You can meet all types of individuals at these events and, if you’re dating someone, take them and look at art together. Trust me, you learn a lot about people through their opinions. Right? Right!
  • Don’t know much about Modern and/or Contemporary Art? THIS is your chance to see who is emerging in the Bay Area as well as artists from around the globe.
  • Related to the above, galleries involved and showcasing their stable of artists are NOT only from the Bay Area. There are international exhibitors and artists. It’s as if the gallery from New York or Berlin is coming to you. How awesome is that?
  • Art just gives you perspective. I mean, seriously, what’s the gateway drug to culture, critical thinking, and engaging – ART! Plain and simple.

All right, I have to get going. So much to write to do this week BUT I wanted to get this post in and promote some amazing San Francisco Art events!! Hope to see you there.

 

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Author: Dorothy R. Santos

Dorothy R. Santos is a writer, editor, curator, and educator whose research areas and interests include new media and digital art, activism, artificial intelligence, networked culture, and biotechnology. Born and raised in San Francisco, California, she holds Bachelor’s degrees in Philosophy and Psychology from the University of San Francisco, and received her Master’s degree in Visual and Critical Studies at the California College of the Arts. She is currently the managing editor for Hyphen magazine. Her work appears in art21, Art Practical, Daily Serving, Rhizome, Hyperallergic, and Public Art Dialogue. She has lectured and spoken at the De Young museum, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Stanford University, School of Visual Arts, and more. Her essay “Materiality to Machines: Manufacturing the Organic and Hypotheses for Future Imaginings,” has been published to The Routledge Companion to Biology in Art and Architecture in 2016. She serves as executive staff for the Bay Area Society for Art & Activism, board member for the SOMArts Cultural Center, and teaches at the University of California, Santa Cruz in the Digital Art and New Media department.

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