FREE EVENT: Mid-Summer Art Party: Make Art! Sip Wine!  & Volunteer for HVAW! Sunday, August 12, 1-5 PM

Make Art with internationally known artist Todd Young and political artist David Duckworth 
Join us for a fun mid-summer art making and refreshments as we celebrate the Summer Pop-Up exhibition — sign up to volunteer at Hayes Valley Art Works!

Learn some of the secrets of internationally know artist Todd Young as he leads visitors in making butterflies from feathers and bees from secret ingredients!  Later,  David Duckworth will demonstrate brush and ink techniques, with watercolor. And a surprise guest may join us to teach tie-dye techniques!

1-3:  Todd Young, Bee and Butterfly making
3-5: David Duckworth demonstrates ink and watercolor techniques

Artist Todd Young unveils his new piece, “All Natural Ingredients” – he will teach us how to make the butterflies and bees that populate the piece.

Free, donations welcome.  All ages.

“All Natural Ingredients,” mixed media, 2018, Todd Young (artist pictured to right of piece)


FREE EVENT: The Art of Ikebana: Celebration and Party – Free to all Sunday, July 1st, 1-3 pm

Please join us from 1-3 pm in the garden for a celebration of our one year anniversary at our site on Octavia.  Advanced floral designers Tisha Kenny, Kathy Chen, and Kazuko Yoshida will demonstrate artful arrangements, using plants from our garden.

Light refreshments will be served.

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Spring-Summer Pop Up Art Exhibit, with Rarely-Exhibited Todd Young piece

Gallery renovation is complete!   Please stop by to see our current show, featuring works by local artists Todd Young, David Duckworth, Rikki List, Stephen Santamaria, Daniel Farnan, Barbara Early, and other artists.

Todd Young’s piece (below) has not been exhibited publicly for many years – make sure to take advantage of this rare opportunity to view!

Other artists and work will rotate in and out until our next exhibit in August, so stop by often!


Year of the Dog: Exhibit and Lunar New Year Party!

Join us SATURDAY FEBRUARY 17 for a celebration of Lunar New Year and the opening of our new exhibit: Year of the Dog.  Featuring canine themed art work by local artists Delaine Hackney, Rikki List, Barbara Oplinger, Rhonel Roberts, Eva Sacher, and Ashley Siemon . Live Music by Joshua Brody, performance by Skate Stone, poetry by Frank Andrick, and refreshments will be served!!


Exhibition runs Feb 11 – March 22.  Gallery hours Friday, Sat, Sun & Monday 11-5 or by appointment.

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New Quarters

Calling all artists for our first organized art show, New Quarters.

Applications are being accepted at The submission deadline is Monday, May 9, 2016.

Attend the Info Session on Monday, May 2 at 5pm, and meet our new Artist Community Coordinator, Emma Spertus.

Urban Orchard at Hayes Valley Art Works

Hayes Valley Art Works (HVAW) announces New Quarters, an open call for entries exhibition open to artists working in all media.

We are looking for existing artworks or proposals for installations for HVAW inaugural show, New Quarters, which will be on view from June 4-July 9, 2016.

HVAW invites all artists interested in showing their work at our ~ 38,500 sqft site. The interim use lot is largely undeveloped, we do have one shipping container that will be used as gallery for hanging works or displaying weather sensitive pieces. The exterior portions of the full sized shipping container and another half sized container are also available for display or installation.

Submission Deadline: Monday, May 9, 2016.

Selected Artists will be notified: Wednesday, May, 11, 2016

Eligibility: Open to artists working in all media.

Submissions: Artists may submit up to five images of work created in any media. Only submit images of work available for the exhibition.

Exhibition Dates: June 4 – July 9, 2016

Apply now →


We encourage artists applying for New Quarters to visit in person the Hayes Valley Art Works site before submitting. The site is open everyday except Tuesday from 12-5pm.


Attend the New Quarters Info Session on Monday, May 2 at 5pm. Please RSVP to

New Quarters  – Info Session

Date: Monday, May 2, 2016
Time: 5:00pm
Event Category: Community Events, Art Shows
Event on FB →


Hayes Valley Art Works
456 Laguna Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
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