Hayes Valley Art Works

Where the Paint meets the Canvas!

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Canvas Fundraiser
Saturday, October 22 form 3-6pm
Hayes Valley Art Works (HVAW) and Hayes Valley Neighborhood (HVNA) come together for an event to sustain HVAW’s large scale art shows and community programs through spring 2017.

Event Activities:
-Live auction of “canvases”
-Local art’s non-profit Public Glass will host glass blowing demos and man their Glass Pumpkin Patch
-Tours of current show Present Ground by curator Samantha Reynolds
-Light refreshment
-And more

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A Community Creation Space


Hayes Valley Art Works
456 Laguna Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
We are open Friday through Monday from 12-5pm

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Join us for the opening of Present Ground on Saturday, October 1, 4 – 7pm


Image: Elizabeth Sims, 12-20 Breaths Per Minute, 2016, suminagashi ink print and graphite on paper, 30 x 44”

Join us for the opening reception of Hayes Valley Art Works’ second open call, Present Ground on Saturday, October 1 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm. Present Ground is free and open to the public.

Curated by Samantha Reynolds, Present Ground features work by Johnna Arnold, Andrea Bacigalupo, Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo, Consolidated Studios (Michael Goldman), Yvette Dibos, Ricki Dwyer, Michelle Echenique, Daniel Farnan, fnnch, Kevin Haas, Amy Lange, Eric Lister & Ross Simonini, Emily Peckenham, Cait Petersen, Julia Rittereiser, Stephen Santamaria, Elizabeth Sims and Joshua Peder Stulen.

The opening reception will feature a live performance by Georgia Carbone.

For more details about the exhibition, please visit here.



Hayes Valley Art Works is pleased to present What Century Are These Paintings From: New Works By Paulette Humanbeing. Join us for the opening reception on August 26, 2016 from 5-7pm. The exhibition will be on view from August 26 – September 24, 2016.

Paulette will be exhibiting paintings of dogs, the Hayes Valley Artworks lot, and two presidents. Also shown will be production art from the Jeffrey Vallance Interview Film, a painting of the Los Angeles skyline, a painting of a liquor store in Oakland, a painting of 22nd street in San Francisco, and her painting of a Thomas Kinkaide painting.

Her paintings are a mixture of studio work and plein air work, done in oil paint. Paulette hopes to show beauty in the things she paints, regardless of how unpleasant a subject may be. For instance, she painted a stuffed dog that isn’t really beautiful, but the paintings of the dog are beautiful, portraying it favorably like when you get the pimples taken out of your high school senior year photos. She hopes that her paintings are lies that tell some kind of truth, like Picasso is quoted as saying except in different words.

Join us for the opening reception this coming Friday and then attend the performance of Hamlet afterwards!



Stairwell’s Valley Step Works

August 28, 2016  

HVAW is excited to announce the residency of Stairwell’s during the month of August

Join Stairwell’s and HVAW for a culminating open house event on Sunday, August 28, 12-3pm. Explore the site and surrounding area, take part in circuit training of the non-athletic variety and win prizes for doing something, anything, as best you can. Refreshments will be served while supplies last.

Event begins: 12pm

Participatory activities: 12-3pm

Special, short walking tour departs from HVAW: 1:30pm

Awards ceremony:2:30pm

A collaborative project led by San Francisco-based artists Sarah Hotchkiss and Carey Lin, Stairwell’s creates new experiences that challenge familiar understandings of everyday surroundings. The project has taken many forms, from site-specific interventions to group walking tours to curated exhibitions. Stairwell’s seeks to foster temporary communities of curious and engaged individuals, providing opportunities for connections and changes in perspective.
Check stairwells.org and hayesvalleyartworks.org for updates!



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San Francisco Youth Theatre
William Shakespeare’s

The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune. San Francisco 2016

August 26-28, 2016
Hayes Valley Art House
456 Laguna St, San Francisco, CA 94102

Directed by Cliff Mayotte with music by Schuyler Karr.

More info here.


Babe In Total Control Herself

Kat Schneider: Babe In Total Control Herself
Opening on Monday August 8 6-8PM
August 8 – August 13th
Hayes Valley Art Works
456 Laguna St, San Francisco, California 94102
Kat Schneider b. 1990 lives and works in Brooklyn, NY



Island of Stars – Sunday, July 31 at 3pm13686603_1832390016992308_1355714829404192575_n

More info about Island of Stars here




On Monday, July 25 from 5-7pm Elliott Cost and Marc Matchak will open an exhibition Peter Gray Hurley: Garden Drawings.

Hurley lives and works in San Francisco making visual art and music.


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More info on upcoming events here!



New Paintings – Helen R Gaus

July 15- 18th 2016

Opening July 15th, 4-8pm




New Quarters – Inaugural Exhibition

June 4th – July 9th 2016

Opening June 4th, 4-6pm

See the show →


Donate $25+ now and get a limited edition T-shirt

The first 300 people to Donate $25+ will receive a limited edition Hayes Valley Art Works T-shirt, a special gift from our sponsors.

Please remember that your donation to Hayes Valley Art Works is tax-deductible!  

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