OnSite Events & Installations


Lecture | Alice Neel: People Come First – Up Close with the Exhibit

Presented by Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

Location: Theater
Step into the world of Alice Neel. This in-depth presentation reveals an ambitious retrospective which features paintings, drawings, watercolors, and film. Neel was one of the century’s most radical painters, a champion of social justice whose longstanding commitment to humanist principles inspired her life as well as her art. Neel was a “collector of souls,” a phrase that encapsulates her... read more

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Panel Discussion | “Add Oil, Chinatown!” Public Art for Community Recovery

Presented by Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco

Location: Theater
"Add Oil, Chinatown!" is an artist sharing series launched during COVID lockdown in 2020 by the Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco, a community-based art center in SF’s Chinatown, to uplift dialogues on public art and its role in San Francisco communities. How can art play a deep role in enhancing a sense of community? How is art instrumental to... read more

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Panel Discussion | The New Art Collection: NFTs and Digital Art

Presented by ArtTable

Location: Theater
As the art world continues to develop amidst the ever-evolving world of digital art, NFTs, and cryptocurrencies, so too must the established habits of art collectors. The past several years have seen significant developments in the digital realm, both when it comes to digital art itself as well as purchasing art on digital platforms. NFTs have quickly become a mainstay... read more

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Panel Discussion | An Alternative Art World

Location: Presented by Nato Thompson
An Alternative Art World: a lecture examining how the art world has changed in the digital and zoom-era featuring Stacey Goodman, Sasha Stiles, Zeph Fishyn, Mario Y'barra Jr. and moderated by Nato Thompson. Speakers: Mario Ybarra, Jr. creates sculptures, installations, photographs, and activist interventions as a means of examining various components of Mexican-American identity. His aesthetic often combines street culture... read more

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Performance/Lecture | Psychobotany and the Collaborative Magic of Art, Tech, and Nature

Presented by Aaron Gach of the Center for Tactical Magic

Location: Theater
How do transdisciplinary collaborations between art, tech, and nature address current social, political, and aesthetic issues?  Although most botanical research is focused on genetic modification, pharmaceuticals, and industrial or military applications, artists continue to examine the nature of consciousness and the consciousness of nature. Ranging from Moses’ consultation with a burning bush to the Pentagon’s development of “sentinel plants” this... read more

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Panel Discussion | FashionABLE

Presented by Creativity Explored

Location: Theater
Fashion allows us to dream about who and what we can be. Garments give us a possibility to create ourselves. But who is fashion really for? This panel will discuss what fashion is, where it becomes art, and what that can look like. We will discuss what the future could look like and how to approach creating garments with disabilities... read more

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Panel Discussion | Equity in Collecting

Presented by Oakland Art Murmur

Location: Theater
Systemic barriers to equity in the arts are increasingly gaining a spotlight. This panel brings together a group of arts professionals–curators, gallerists, arts entrepreneurs, and a museum director–who are all actively responding to the need for equity in collecting. The panelists will discuss issues including responsibilities to constituencies, advising collectors, making art accessible, just compensation to artists, equity in whose... read more

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Creativity Explored | Mode Brut

Location: Mezzanine Lounge
The fashion installation by Creativity Explored at Art Market San Francisco, features garments created for and during the recent Mode Brut exhibition at the Museum of Craft and Design, which closed in January 2022. The fashion-focused exhibition showcased outfits and fiber art by disabled Creativity Explored (CE) artists working in partnership with local designers. To prepare for the exhibition, CE... read more

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Elaine Buckholtz | Seldom Scene

Presented by Electric Works

Location: Front Entrance
Elaine Buckholtz is a light installation artist and lighting designer. She is an art professor of Interrelated Media Art at Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston, Massachusetts. Her recent work utilizes video and light in relation to sculptural forms, digital prints, and preexisting sites in architecture and nature under the cover of darkness. Buckholtz has a longstanding background... read more

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Chris Martin | Blood for Forgiveness

Presented by Hashimoto Contemporary

Location: Cafe
Christopher Martin is a southern-raised multi-media artist from North Carolina, currently working in Oakland and San Francisco. Through his art, Martin tells the story of a young man coming from the South. While attending school at North Carolina A&T for graphic design, Martin was prone to create hand cut and sewn banners with logo-like images to tell a story relevant... read more

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Marie Watt | Skywalker/Skyscraper

Presented by Catharine Clark Gallery

Location: Central Lounge
Marie Watt notes that blankets "are everyday objects that can carry extraordinary histories of use," and that "in Indigenous communities" such as the Seneca Nation (of which Watt is a member), "blankets are given away to honor those who are witness to important life events." Skywalker/Skyscraper, by extension, was inspired by Watt’s move to Brooklyn, and her discovery that the... read more

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Avila Rose | Give Me Life

Presented by Part 2 Gallery

Location: Front Entrance
Isaac Vazquez and Lauren D’Amato live and work in the Bernal Heights neighborhood of San Francisco. In addition to their individual art practices they run their own business called Avila Rose Signs, where they apply their art education towards designing murals, branding, and creating hand painted signs for local business and commercial clients. Also custom-car enthusiasts, the pair host a... read more

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Lena Gustafson | Bloom Sequence

Presented by Part 2 Gallery

Location: Front Entrance
Lena Gustafson (b. San Francisco 1989) is a painter and multi-disciplinary artist living and working in Oakland, CA. Her paintings depict scenes of transformation often with figures or plants merging with their environment. Primary themes in Gustafson's work include body memory, repression, sequential evolution, and reciprocity. She received her BFA from the Art Institute of Boston in 2011. Lena Gustafson... read more

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Jack Wolfe | Peasant Red

Presented by CK Contemporary

Location: Main Floor
From the establishment perspective, Jack Wolfe was one of the most promising young artists of the 1950’s. He was recognized as such by, among other organizations, The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Carnegie Institute, The American Federation of Arts, and The Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston. He was alternately described as an American inheritor of French cubism; a... read more

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Brett Flanigan | Maintain

Presented by pt.2 Gallery

Location: Front Entrance
Brett Flanigan is an artist who lives and works in Oakland, CA. He graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a degree in Biology.  He works primarily in painting and sculpture, and has exhibited artwork extensively throughout the U.S. and Europe. He has also executed numerous public art projects, including a mural in the Lilley Museum at the... read more

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Mads Christensen | Campfire

Presented by Timothy Yarger Fine Art

Location: Mezzanine Entrance
Mads Christensen has cultivated his creative prowess to imagine visual and emotional experiences using Light as Medium. Trained as an electrical engineer, his sculptures are a fusion of his uniquely written software and the intangible qualities of his artistic practice. Christensen remarks, “ ... the transitions between day and night, and night and day, are deeply meaningful to us on... read more

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Support Ukraine

Location: Art Market San Francisco
Art Market Productions believes in connecting meaningfully within our communities and creating better experiences. As such, in light of the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, we would like to encourage our followers to join us in collectively supporting these, or any other, organizations providing humanitarian relief so desperately needed. -Artists at Risk focuses on helping artists to safety and placing them in welcoming artist... read more

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Private Event: Art Market San Francisco Celebrates Union Square

Location: CK Contemporary
Art Market San Francisco remains committed to fostering arts, artists, and the communities in which they reside, both locally and globally. To help with the reinvigoration of Union Square, Art Market is partnering with CK Contemporary and the Union Square Alliance for an evening to celebrate the area’s cultural vibrancy, which includes eight renowned galleries exhibiting at the fair this... read more

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