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!
|Special First Fridays deal: Happy hour till 9 pm if you mention you’re there because of First Fridays!
Live music: Terry Disely at the piano from 5:30 to 8:30 every Friday.
|First Friday December 6th — New Exhibit Opening: Desert & Coast: Plein Air Landscapes, Waterscapes and Whimisical Illustrations.
Opening Reception on Friday, December 6th, 5-9pm. Exhibit on display through December 29th. (flyer)
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 December 6th: This December, Craig Fonarow Photography is hosting the work of guest artist Elizabeth Ashcroft.
Stop by the gallery on Friday December 6th, for North Beach First Friday and next Thursday, December 12th, for the Boutique Crawl.
Elizabeth will have a display of her Altered Books, as well as book jewelry and the little book fragments. Also featured: Elizabeth’s North Beach print series. (sample image)
For latest updates, please call the gallery at 415-572-7742 or visit www.fonarow.com.
|First Friday December 6th: For the months of December and January, Cykel will be featuring the work of photographer Sandy Carson.
Sandy will be exhibiting his series titled “Finding the Stoke.” The images were taken on his trip from Seattle to San Francisco and it was featured in Paved magazine. Here’s a link to the series.
Opening reception on First Friday December 6th, 6-8 pm.
|THE EMERALD TABLET|
|Special First Friday event — December 6th: The Emerald Tablet requests the honor of your presence for a special free concert by The Trinity Alps Chamber Players! They will present Olivier Messiaen’s “Quartet for the End of Time,” as well as music by Johannes Brahms, Darius Milhaud, and Astor Piazzolla. The event will feature plentiful refreshments, snacks and live music.
This is also one of the first opportunities to view The Emerald Tablet’s December show, Neighborhoods & Characters, spotlighting our city’s iconic places and the colorful personages that haunt them.
For more information about this event, please see the venue’s website.
|First Friday December 6th: TBA.
For latest information please phone the gallery: 415-706-0898.
|GLASS DOOR GALLERY|
|First Friday December 6th: Glass Door Gallery, one of the newest kids on the North Beach art block, is open for business on First Fridays! Their exhibits rotate every six weeks. Come for the wine, the music and experience the art!|
|JACKSON SQUARE DENTISTRY|
|First Friday December 6th: Come see us on the First Friday of the month as we join the neighborhood in an evening of appreciation for our community, the arts, entertainment and the energy that it possesses. Enjoy a light hearted, good time and view our current featured artist DYD.
If you are ready for some spirits or a bite to eat, we are conveniently located right next to Taverna Aventine, a great neighborhood spot for happy hour and bar bites!
|LIVE WORMS GALLERY|
|First Friday December 6th: The Panopticon: featuring works by 60 artists. Oil, acrylic, collage, watercolor and more. Opening 7-11 pm on First Friday December 6th. Also on display Saturday December 7th, noon to 9 pm. A Fly-by-Night Production presented by Ronald F. Sauer and Rebecca Peters. (flyer)
For more information about the gallery, please visit sflivewormsgallery.com (official site) or call 415-307-1222.
|MACCHIARINI CREATIVE DESIGN|
|First Friday December 6th: In connection with North Beach First Fridays and this year’s Boutique Crawl, Macchiarini Creative Design invites you to celebrate its 65th anniversary with an all-day extravaganza! Formal reception 6-9 pm.
For more info, please see MCD’s website.
|Special First Friday event: TBA. For latest info, please see Make Hang’s website.|
|First Friday December 6th: In Conjunction with the North Beach Boutique Crawl: Local Artisan Trunk Show. 6-9 pm.
Mark Simons (Music, Classical Guitar)
|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 December 6th: Bring in the Holiday Spirit with a festive celebration at Piccolo Press! Shop’s open till 9 pm, in connection with North Beach First Fridays and the Boutique Crawl.|
|SALON LA BICICLETTA|
|First Friday Special Events: TBA.
Recurring Event: Sidewalk Sale on Saturdays! Buy/sell/trade books, maps, crafts and art. Every Saturday from 11 am to 5 pm. (see flyer)
|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 December 6th: It’s the last First Friday of 2013, and Sweetie’s is making a fuss over it. We’ve invited artists from past First Fridays, artists who are family, friends, or neighbors, and they’ve all agreed to create one artwork each in an 11″ x 14″ format. Each artwork will sell for $150. Holiday gift for someone or a new piece of art for you.
Join us for a glass of wine, a nibble of cheese, art viewing and artist conversation. It’s a bigger night than usual and probably more fun than usual. We’ll be in our newly renamed Black & White Gallery in the front of Sweetie’s.
|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!|