Art Night SF

celebrating the arts in S.F.

For Immediate Release-- ART NIGHT SF Returns on September 30th

Art Night SF returns for a fall series of artist activations, live music, interactive exhibitions and more. Friday evenings from 5-9PM, on FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 30th. The evening promises to be a memorable evening under the stars in UN Plaza (on Market between 7th and 8th).  This year, curators have added exciting elements such as a Karaoke Battle Series, live music and a full creative program of activities for all ages.  Art Night SF is a dynamic event that demonstrates the power of creativity and community in transforming the plaza into an accessible space for everyone to enjoy.  Please follow us online and on social media to keep updated on this public series of events. RSVP ON FACEBOOK.

The series of art centric events is a collaboration between local artists, makers, museums, arts nonprofits, city agencies and independent artists, vendors, educators and anyone with the collective aim of publicly championing the arts in San Francisco. By bringing people together for an unforgettable outdoor exhibition — and, with the participation of outspoken leaders of San Francisco’s creative community — we hope to celebrate the impact that cultural contributors are making within the city.  Last year, UN Plaza hosted an estimated 3,000 - 5,000 spectators and participants per night for the series’ pilot.  

 

 

 

SF Rock Project will introduce the event with an hour long ‘Art Rock’ cover song session, including Lou Reed, David Bowie, Talking Heads and more. The kids, aged 10-14, are the programs ‘House Band’ and have performed all over the city for large crowds.  The House Band will also serve to judge the open-to-the-public KARAOKE CONTEST. Cash prizes are $300 for first place, $200 for second and three runner-up prizes of $100.  Also, a FREE RAFFLE CONTEST to win a brand new bicycle from Public Bikes. Tickets will be handed out between 5-7PM. Contest winner announced at 9PM.

 

In addition to a full bar, interactive art activities, public outdoor exhibitions and performances, we have curated a line of family-friendly and free fun activities, including: Drawing and Painting Workshops, An Interactive Clay Lesson, Bubble Balls (for kids and adults), a Green Screen Photo Booth by Brett Walker, a guided tour of the Sound Commons- an immersive architectural installation from the Exploratorium, and live performances for the entire family.

 

Featured Food Trucks: The Dumpling Group, Manna Japanese, Kabob Trolley, Slider Shack

Live Performances: The SF ROCK PROJECT House Band

&  Flaminco Flashmob by world-renowned Spanish Gypsy flamenco dancer, Farruquito.

Open-Air Plaza-Bars: Beer by Fort Point Beer. Whiskey tastings by Mosswood Distilleries.

Free non-alcoholic beverages by Bai Beverage.

 

FEATURED ARTISTS & ORGANIZATIONS (for Fall Series):  Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, The Tenderloin Museum, San Francisco Public Library, SF Rock Project, San Francisco Ballet, The Luggage Store Gallery, Dave Young Kim, Mitsu Okubo, O.Traux, Marie-Louise ORourke, Robin van Wijk, Barbara Obata, The Painting Salon by Sarah Thibault and Cate Nelson, Ramekon O'Arwisters, Jennie Lennick, Ryan de la Hoz, Incline Gallery, Brett Walker & George and Lennie Cafe,  Lucca Raventinkie, Matthew Priest, Laura Schatzkin, The Peenya Project, Olivia Noelle, Gabriel Edwards, Cathy Lu, Eric Staller, Glen Helfand & his Mills' MFA Class, Kat Geng, Kristian Kabuay, Ryan Zweng, Justine Kessler, 24k Studio Presents, Reenie Charrière, Jon Levy Warren, Oscar Padilla, Society of Submerged Culture, Justin Beale, Dorian Katz, Kristian Kabuay, Marie Applegate, Holly Coley, DC Spensley, Dog Patch SF, Nina Vichayapai, Steven Schwartz, Lisa Pradhan, Neena Holzman, Michael Shanahan & Strange Cessation Printing Press, Rory Earnshaw, Deirdre Weinberg, Paz de la Calzada, Ben Collison, Jackson Ratima, Dawline Jane Oni-Eseleh, Mike Aknin, Nancy Sayaong, International Art Museum of America, Ryan Zweng, Ethan Rafal, Gregory Smith, Matthew Bajda, Maia Scott, Kato Lawton, Nicholas Sudario, Kindah Khalidy, Alex Fatemi, Niki Korth, plus more to be announced soon!!!

 

FUTURE DATES of ART NIGHT SF:  October 14 & October 28 // Fridays 5-9PM

 

For Press Inquiries, Please Contact:

Jenny Sharaf, Founder and Director of Art Night SF // artnightsf@gmail.com

ART NIGHT SF Social Media Pages: Facebook Page, Twitter Page

Artist, Joseph Ferriso, from last Art Night SF event.

Artist, Joseph Ferriso, from last Art Night SF event.