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.


By Dorothy R. Santos

Dorothy R. Santos (b. 1978) is a Filipina American writer, artist, and educator whose academic and research interests include feminist media histories, critical medical anthropology, technology, race, and ethics. She is a Ph.D. student in Film and Digital Media at the University of California, Santa Cruz as a Eugene V. Cota-Robles fellow. She received her Master’s degree in Visual and Critical Studies at the California College of the Arts and holds Bachelor’s degrees in Philosophy and Psychology from the University of San Francisco. Her work as been exhibited at Ars Electronica, Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and the GLBT Historical Society.

Her writing appears in art21, Art in America, Ars Technica, Hyperallergic, Rhizome, Vice Motherboard, and SF MOMA’s Open Space. Her essay “Materiality to Machines: Manufacturing the Organic and Hypotheses for Future Imaginings,” was published in The Routledge Companion to Biology in Art and Architecture. She is a co-founder of REFRESH, a politically-engaged art and curatorial collective and serves as the Executive Director for the Processing Foundation.

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