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July 19-21, 2019
Times vary -- see below

Venue
Minnesota Street Gallery

Location
1275 Minnesota Street, San Francisco, CA 94107


We are thrilled to return to the SF Art Book Fair with a booth featuring original art books, zines, and CE publications.

The SF Art Book Fair is an annual multi-day festival of artists' publications. The event is free and open to the public and features artists’ books, art catalogs, monographs, periodicals, zines, printed ephemera, and artists' multiples. These works are presented by over 100 independent publishers, antiquarian dealers, artists, collectors, and enthusiasts. Over the weekend, the fair hosts a diverse range of talks, discussions, book launches, on and off-site special projects, exhibitions and signings.

The mission of the fair is to foster the unique art publishing community of the Bay Area while providing a platform for national and international publishers to exhibit their work to a new audience.

Last year the fair welcomed 110 exhibitors and over 10,000 visitors. The fair aims to reach an even larger audience this year and create an event that continues to showcase some of the most interesting publishers and booksellers in the world.

The SF Art Book Fair is held at Minnesota Street Project. The project’s landmark location, 1275 Minnesota Street, houses 10 galleries, a not-for-profit, temporary exhibitions spaces, media room, and a recently opened restaurant.



Schedule

Friday, July 19 from 6pm – 10pm
Saturday, July 20 from 11am – 6pm
Sunday, July 21 from 11am – 5pm

Minnesota Street Project
1275 Minnesota Street
San Francisco, CA 94107



The San Francisco Art Book Fair is organized by:

Minnesota Street Project is in San Francisco’s historic Dogpatch district, Minnesota Street Project offers affordable and economically sustainable spaces for art galleries, artists and related nonprofits. Inhabiting three warehouses, the Project seeks to retain and strengthen San Francisco's contemporary art community in the short term, while developing an internationally recognized arts destination in the long term.

Colpa is the collaborative practice of Luca Antonucci and David Kasprzak. They work together as a publisher, designer, printer and curator. They publish art books, limited edition prints and art objects, often working with artists on unique projects.

Park Life is an independent retail store and art gallery established by Jamie Alexander and Derek Song based in San Francisco. Park Life features art and design products culled together from all over the world and includes books, editions, prints, design objects, paper goods, original art and apparel. Park Life specializes in limited edition artist collaborations, having worked with dozens of artist over the last 10 years to produce products ranging from books, zines and prints to tees, skate decks, and objects.

July 18, 2019
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Venue
Creativity Explored

Location
3245 16th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

Untitled by Charles Stanberry, 2017 © Creativity Explored Licensing, LLC, pencil and marker on paper, 11.25 x 13.75 inches

Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody. --Jane Jacobs

The artist’s unique perspective has often found a warm welcome in cities. As hotbeds of imagination and creative thinking, urban centers have long fostered artists and artists have long contributed to their visionary and innovative spirit. This symbiotic relationship has been visioned expertly and often by so many Creativity Explored makers. Cityscape, curated by CE artist Isaac Haney-Owens, is an exploration of this timeless call and response and features works by eleven Creativity Explored artists.

Haney-Owens says, “The urban environment is fascinating to me because of the variety of architectural styles, the different types of people it attracts, and the amount of cultural diversity there is in a city.” Prompted by the radical creativity found in the city he calls home, Haney-Owens plans to re-work the Gallery into a simulated urban environment (including transforming our gallery desk into a classic outdoor newsstand). The space will house an array of urban-themed paintings, drawings, and sculptures which mirror the magnetic and eclectic energy of the real-life city just beyond.

Within Cityscape, San Francisco plays a starring role, while general urban aesthetics are explored as well. Exquisite architectural drawings by Lance Rivers promote a sense of memory and track changes to the urban landscape. The pure beauty of movement and the patterned flows of people, cars and traffic through the city are impressionistically represented in the drawings of Andrew Li and Kate Thompson, and a playful architectural sculpture by Lucinda Addison personifies an intimate relationship to San Francisco’s colorful vibrancy.

Artists have been captivated by the lure of the urban for centuriesthe nonrural environment as muse having been explored in artistic histories from fresco painting to contemporary cinema. The artists included in Cityscape, aim to build upon this rich legacy through their own unique and personal artistic visioning.

A new issue of the long-running zine project Whipper Snapper Nerd (WSN) will be released into the urban wilds at the Cityscape opening reception. WSN 11 features the art of Isaac Haney-Owens. Haney-Owens regularly constructs sculptural re-creations of signs from historic small businesses. His detail-oriented and handbuilt models act as memento minisculo, recording urban changes and building social memory.

Curated by CE artist Isaac Haney-Owens

Cityscape Title Illustration by Yukari Sakura



FREE parking available during the opening reception at Mission Dolores Church (enter on Church Street) from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

Opening Reception - Thursday, July 18, 2019
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Donor Preview*

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

*To become a donor, click here.

Music by Resident DJ Sergio Fedasz (Go BANG!, San Francisco)



Opening Reception Sponsor:

The Kelsey Logo

The Kelsey is a Bay Area nonprofit creating inclusive communities where people of all abilities, incomes, and backgrounds live, play, and serve together and partnering with organizations and entities who seek to do the same. Their first buildings are in development in San Jose and San Francisco. They also work on local and state advocacy to increase inclusive housing access in all communities. www.thekelsey.org

Opening Reception In-Kind Sponsor:

Philz Coffee

 

July 10, 2019
12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Venue
InCommon at LinkedIn Headquarters

Location
222 2nd Street, San Francisco

CE artist JD Green leads an artmaking activity at LinkedIn InCommon.

To help provide support for Bay Area nonprofits, LinkedIn has launched InCommon, a space in their San Francisco office dedicated for local nonprofits to use for events, meetings, and programs at no cost! LinkedIn is featuring artwork from local nonprofit, Creativity Explored, with all of the proceeds going to their artists. This space serves as a vital connection point for Bay Area nonprofits to achieve their missions and better connect with LinkedIn and their Social Impact programs.

We are thrilled to be partnering with LinkedIn as a resident in their new InCommon Community Engagement Space. During our residency, we will be hosting a series of exhibitions of CE artwork for LinkedIn staff, visitors, and the nonprofits that will utilize the space for meetings and special events.

We are excited to host a series of free artmaking pop-ups for the general public, giving you the chance to step into a satellite CE studio and create art with CE artists and teachers!

Join us for our June artmaking pop-up on Wednesday, June 12 starting at 12:00 pm. Drop in to participate in a watercolor artmaking activity lead by CE artists Joseph "JD" Green and Gerald Wiggins with Visual Arts Instructor Enrique Quintero. The artmaking station will run until 2:00pm with a gallery pop-up shop featuring original art and products continuing until 5:00 pm. No experience needed.

While you're there enjoy an exhibition featuring the Steele Collection, CE's permanent collection of exceptional work, currently on view in the space. The space is currently open to the public during events only, so don't miss your chance to check out this incredible collaboration! 



InCommon Community Engagement Space
at LinkedIn Headquarters
222 2nd Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

Schedule of Events
12:00 pm to 1:45 pm - Watercolor Artmaking Activity & Gallery Pop-up Shop
1:45 pm to 5:00 pm - Gallery Pop-up Shop
Free and open to the public -- Drop-ins welcome!


Imaginate Saturdays - July 6

July 6, 2019
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Venue
Creativity Explored

Location
3245 16th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103


Have you ever wanted to join the CE studio? Now is your time.

Creativity Explored is proud to announce Imaginate Saturdays, our new weekly public program that brings CE artists and community members together to make art.

Imaginate Saturdays is a place where people of all ages and abilities can join together to explore the power of creativity. CE artist interns and teaching artists will engage you in a variety of fun, open-ended, and accessible artmaking activities for people at all levels of artistry. No experience needed!

Each Saturday from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm participants can explore a mix of open art time and teacher-guided special projects like printmaking, wire sculpture, collaging, and papermaking.

Come IMAGINATE with our artists!



Imaginate Saturdays - Ongoing at the CE Studio
Every Saturday from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Except major holidays or studio closures

Free and open to the public -- all are welcome

Featured Events

Imaginate Saturdays - October 12
October 12, 2019
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

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InCommon Launch Event and Opening Reception for See Me With My Own Eyes
October 15, 2019
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

We invite you to join us for a special evening celebrating the launch of the InCommon community engagement space at LinkedIn headquarters in San Francisco, where Creativity Explored is in residency.&n...


October Artmaking & Gallery Pop-up at Linkedin
October 23, 2019
12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

To help provide support for Bay Area nonprofits, Linkedin has launched InCommon, a space in their San Francisco office dedicated for local nonprofits to use for events, meetings, and...


ArtSpan Open Studios 2019 - Extended Hours
October 26-27, 2019
11:00 AM to 6:00 PM

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Preparing Guitar - Interactive Music Workshop & Performance
November 2, 2019
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

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