Coming over to North Beach for First Fridays? This is what’s going on at each participating venue. Click on the logos for venue information and directions.
|Current Exhibit: Land Escapes. Featuring the photography of Denis Krylov. (press release)
Please see the gallery’s website for more info, or phone the gallery at 415-501-9551.
|ART ATTACK SF|
|First Friday receptions: Extending its regular opening hours of 10 am till 5 pm, Monday through Friday, Art Attack SF will be open to the public and serving wine and refreshments every First Friday till 9 pm!
Latest info is at artattacksf.com.
|ARTIST & CRAFTSMAN SUPPLY|
|Special First Fridays deal: Swing by Artist & Craftsman on First Friday from 6-9pm, mention you’re there to see the show and receive a 10% discount!
Ongoing art event: THE MISFITS ART EXHIBIT — An ever evolving collection of artworks donated by staff, customers and local artists; giving their art a second chance to escape the dark recesses of the studio by hanging in the spotlight of our appreciative walls. See pictures of the exhibit on Artist & Craftsman Supply’s Facebook gallery.
Want to be a misfit? Swing by or contact the store and ask about how to exhibit YOUR work! Like what you see? The friendly staff at A&C can put you in touch with your favorite artist!
|New Exhibit Opening — First Friday April 4th: Quiet: Installation work by Jennifer Lo. Opening Friday, April 4th, 6-9pm. (view image)
Latest info: canessa.org.
|Ongoing First Fridays event: Showcasing new artworks by local artists every month downstairs, with a permanent collection of art upstairs. Remember, art always looks better with a drink in hand… with over 80 beers to choose from you’re guaranteed a good time!|
|CRAIG FONAROW PHOTOGRAPHY|
|First Friday April 4th: This First Friday the gallery will be hosting a new musical performer, Kendra McKinley. (view photo)
Likened to one of Homer’s Sirens, Kendra McKinley sings with a voice that has the ability to bring even the rowdiest crowd to a standstill. A seasoned jazz guitarist and pianist, McKinley, 23, combines the sophistication of Tin Pan Alley melodies, the harmonic sensibilities of 1960s psychedelic chamber pop, and the seductive calm of Bossa Nova jazz to create intoxicating compositions guaranteed to excite a wide range of listeners. Now collaborating with an ensemble of seasoned instrumentalists, McKinley’s colorful compositions have been complemented by rich vocal harmony and lively rhythms making for a truly unforgettable musical experience.
ALSO, since so many new images are coming, space must be cleared: at 6:00 on Friday Craig Fonarow Photography will begin a “3 for the price of 1″ sale. And of course, wine will be flowing…
For latest updates, please call the gallery at 415-572-7742 or visit www.fonarow.com.
|First Friday April 4th: TBA.|
|THE EMERALD TABLET|
|Special First Friday event — April 4th: The Emerald Tablet requests the honor of your presence for a special evening with with Near-East Bay! Drawing musical inspiration from Turkey, Greece, and the Balkan Peninsula, Near-East Bay delivers a driving and invigorating musical experience. The new ensemble pushes the boundaries of near eastern music by adding influences from their own unique musical backgrounds.
For more information about this event, please see the venue’s website.
|Current Exhibit: Csaba Polony: painting and collage exhibit. On display through April 13th.
For latest information please phone the gallery: 415-706-0898.
|I HEART NORTH BEACH|
|First Friday April 4th: TBA.|
|JACKSON SQUARE DENTISTRY|
|Current Exhibit: Showcasing the work of Pepo Pichler. Pepo was born in Klagenfurt, Austria and has studied at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. An exhibit featuring a collection of Pepo’s recent works on canvas and paper is on display now through April 5th, 2014. (view image)|
|LIVE WORMS GALLERY|
|First Friday April 4th: Kevin Brown’s new paintings and the second edition of his art book with new work from South of France will be available at North Beach First Fridays. (view image)
For more information about the gallery, please visit sflivewormsgallery.com (official site) or call 415-307-1222.
|MACCHIARINI CREATIVE DESIGN|
|First Friday April 4th: TBA.
For more info, please see MCD’s website.
|Special First Friday event: TBA. For latest info, please see Make Hang’s website.|
|First Friday April 4th: In conjunction with North Beach First Fridays, Modern Eden will be hosting a trunk show featuring local jewelry artist and sculptress, Alexis Pavlantos.
About Alexis Pavlantos: “The objects I create revolve around the verb; transmogrify. I enjoy the complexity of the mundane and strive towards bringing my own approach to show a viewer something they may have seen a million times but in a new light. My work roots with the fascination established in both manner and materiality. I admire the ability to manipulate clay, but even as a child became frustrated with its durability. Thus, leading me towards casting my figures inside polymer forms allowing them to be viewed through its translucent flesh becoming skewed both in light and magnification.” (view flyer)
In addition to the trunk show, our current art exhibitions, Traditions & Taboos and OKTP will be on display. This is a great opportunity to catch these 2 great printmaking group shows before they close on April 5th. This event is free and open to the public.
|PARK AND POND|
|Special First Fridays deal: Park and Pond is open until 9 pm on First Fridays, and offers 10% off all art in the store.
First Friday April 4th: Leilani Joy, a graduate from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco and influenced by the work of Erte, Alphonse Mucha, David Downton, and Camilla d’Errico, will showcase five original pieces at Park and Pond’s First Friday event. Earlier this year she was a featured artist at Disney’s Wonderground Gallery at Anaheim’s Downtown Disney, and her two pieces, ‘Alice Wore Blue’ and ‘The Queen Wore Red’ from that show will also be at Park and Pond. Along with the five original pieces, Park and Pond will also have canvas, framed and unframed prints available for purchase.
In addition to Leilani Joy’s pieces, Park and Pond will be serving wine and snacks and discounting all artwork at 10% off for First Friday attendees. Alongside the “wide-eyed and long-necked ladies” of Leilani Joy’s work are creations by notable artists, Jeremy Fish, Eric Joyner, Hilary Williams and 3 Fish Studios, among an array of other locally made designs and handiworks by Bay Area artisans.
|New Exhibit Opening — First Friday April 4th: Olga Carlisle: FLEURISSANT (view image)
On display: April 4-May 16, 2014. Reception for the artist: First Friday, April 4, 6-9pm. More information at Piccolo’s website.
|THE SPACE BETWEEN|
|First Friday reception: On Fridays The Space Between Gallery is open to the public starting at 5pm, and hosting a series of shows of new paintings and drawings, photography and meandering sculpture based in peripatetic surrealism and found wonders from artists Christopher Farris and Artemisia Farris. Right now we’re presenting a new series of mystery paint and pen and assemblage using blueprints as substrates and jumping off points. Join us!|
|First Friday April 4th: Sweetie’s welcomes Spring with a vivid new exhibit of photography. ‘Urbanish’, images by Stephen R. Stern opens Friday, April 4. The opening reception is a part of the North Beach First Friday, and we’re super excited. (view image)
Art is not all that happens on Sweetie’s First Friday. There’s live music and live magic. Enjoy the Flamenco guitar of Benjamin Flores and the slight-of-hand tricks from Tom Nixon.
Stop by anytime between 6:00pm and 9:00pm on your art walk through North Beach.
|Current Exhibit: Come see revolving artworks by the talented Tattoo Boogaloo Crew! Each month a different Boogaloo artist will be showcasing their art and style in the front gallery of the shop. To learn more about the crew, please check out their website.
Opening exhibitions will be held on the First Friday of every month from 6-9pm; work will be up for viewing during regular Tattoo Boogaloo hours.
|YEAH YEAH! PONY PRINCE|
|Special First Fridays discount: Every First Friday, during the event, Yeah Yeah! Pony Prince will offer a 20% discount on all clothing in the store to any customers who mention First Fridays!|