Art and San Francisco go together like ketchup and hotdogs. For art lovers looking for a fix, there are the obvious places like the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and SFMoMA, and then there are the scads of galleries that are impossible to avoid (and why would you want to?) as well as the numerous festivals, parties, and celebrations that are art centered. One can never have too much of a thing this good, and so it is to our delight that this year there is a new event that will be bringing together all varieties of artistic endeavor. On Friday, July 29th, from 5:00pm until 9:00pm at the UN Plaza (at the intersection of Market and Hyde Streets), Art Night will be kicking off its first ever season.
San Francisco may not be the winter wonderland of the Twin Cities or Anchorage Alaska, and there may be more fog than snow covering the ground, but the city still does a fantastic job of making winter unique from the other three seasons of the year: events around the city become more introspective, and, in many cases, reflective. There will be less of the festival atmosphere of spring and summer, less of the frivolity of those seasons, and more deliberateness, a quality that can bring a depth to action, and forge memories that will last forever. So, consider some of the following options while you’re putting on your jacket and heading out for a night — or an afternoon — on the town.