*** NOTICE: Due to time constraints, this page is currently a bit out of date. To find events that are sure to happen, see the NBFF Facebook page at facebook.com/northbeachfirstfridays ***
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 March 6th: TBA.
Gallery 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!
|First Friday March 6th — New Exhibit Opening: BEHIND THE VEIL — A Smartphone Photographer’s Perspective on Iran. (view flyer)
Featuring the photography of Omid Scheybani. A photographic journey through Iran’s history, culture and people. All shots taken and edited on an iPhone.
A First Friday reception will be held on Friday March 6th, 6-10 pm.
For latest info, keep an eye on 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 March 6th: TBA.
For latest updates, please call the gallery at 415-572-7742 or visit www.fonarow.com.
|First Friday March 6th: TBA. For latest info, keep an eye on cykelsf.com.|
|THE EMERALD TABLET|
|First Friday March 6th — New Exhibit Opening: This First Friday, The Emerald Tablet requests the honor of your presence for the opening reception of our new group exhibit, FROM MISSION TO NORTH BEACH, showcasing socially engaged artists from two of our city’s most creative neighborhoods. The opening reception will feature poetry by current SF Poet Laureate Alejandro Murguia, and music by Pangea Futbol Club that is sure to get you dancing! Complimentary refreshments and artists in person.
For more information about this First Friday event, please see the venue’s website.
|First Friday March 6th: Focus Gallery is currently closed due to having moved out of its brick and mortar location.
For latest information please try phoning 415-706-0898.
|I HEART NORTH BEACH|
|First Friday March 6th: iHeartNorthBeach is currently closed due to having moved out of its brick and mortar location. More info TBA.|
|JACKSON SQUARE DENTISTRY|
|First Friday March 6th: TBA.|
|LIVE WORMS GALLERY|
|First Friday December 5th: New Exhibit Reception: ARTIST IN FRANCE 2014 (view flyer)
March 6, 7 and 8, 2015
For more information about the gallery and current exhibits, please visit sflivewormsgallery.com (official site).
|MACCHIARINI CREATIVE DESIGN|
|First Friday March 6th: TBA.
For more info, please see MCD’s website.
|First Friday March 6th: Make Hang is now closed. This venue will be removed from this website shortly.
For more info, please see Make Hang’s final newsletter.
|First Friday March 6th: Modern Eden is not planning a special event for First Friday in March, but an exhibition of work by Leilani Bustamante is opening on March 14. For more information, see the venue’s website.|
|NAIVASHA STUDIO & GALLERY|
|First Friday reception: Located at 1499 Grant Avenue in San Francisco, Naivasha studio & gallery serves as an active studio and exhibition of paintings by local San Francisco artist Nathan Goldsmith. In collaboration with urban gardening initiative Gifts of Good Earth [GoGE] the gallery also serves to promote physical and mental well-being by providing a variety of live herbs grown in beautiful handmade garden boxes.
For latest info, please see the gallery’s website.
|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 March 6th: Park and Pond is very excited to be showing Iseefacestoo a collection of faces in found objects by visual artist Alex Regenstreich. Pareidolia, or the ability to recognize “faces” in our environments is a phenomenon that is hard-wired in our brains. Carl Sagan called it an evolutionary adaptation. Artists such as Leonardo Da Vinci, Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali have also used it as an artistic device. More importantly, it is a reminder that in society, we often overlook what is right in front of us.
Each limited edition 100 run print is $100, with 10% of each purchase benefiting FacesSF.org, a non-profit that provides early childhood education to the historic and often overlooked neighborhood of Bayview Hunters-Point in San Francisco.
|First Friday March 6th: Piccolo Press is currently open only by appointment through March 15th. Contact Justine@Piccolo-Press.com
Latest 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 March 6th: The Bar Series – Hélène Côté, Featured Artist (Bay Area Artist Printmaker)
Opening Party: Friday, March 6, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Live music with flamenco guitarist Benjamin Flores.
For latest info, check Sweetie’s website.
|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!|