NEW GALLERY EXHIBIT & OPENING SOIREE “Future Forward: Works from The Arc San Francisco” Opening Reception: Saturday December 2, 1-5pm

We are pleased to announce the opening reception for “Future Forward: Works from The Arc San Francisco” on Saturday, December 2, from 1-5pm. The exhibition is presented by The Arc of San Francisco and features art works created through their art program.   The exhibition will remain on display through mid-December.

This Holiday Art Pop Up and Drawing Soiree is organized by The Pulse of the Arc.  Enjoy the art work, refreshments such as wine, apple cider and donuts, check out the wonderful artwork – and create some art for yourself.  Drawing materials will be provided.  Proceeds of the event to benefit The Arc of San Francisco, a nonprofit organization.

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Images from top left to right: 
Robert Cheng,  Portrait, Tempera on paper
Frank Zangillo, Humphrey Bogart,  Charcoal on paper
Kim Bazile, Maze, Acrylic on paper
Kevin Bell, Thought, Tempera on paper
Check out some of the artwork from the artists here:  http://www.thearcsf.art/
The Arc San Francisco endeavors to transform the lives of adults with developmental disabilities by advancing lifelong learning, personal achievement and independence. Its art studios provide a unique arts academy environment where adults with developmental disabilities can pursue art as a means of personal expression and to develop new skills, connect to a larger art community, and realize financial gains through sales of their work. Students in this innovative program get support in pursuing a major course of study, as well as encouragement to try different art forms in expressive, visual and media arts.
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FUF GREEN CHRISTMAS TREE PICK-UP PARTY Saturday, December 2 & 9, 9:30am-2:30pm

“Green” your holiday celebrations by adopting a future street tree!  Friends of the Urban Forest (FUF) will be hosting a tree pickup event at Hayes Valley Art Works Parcel S on Saturday December 2nd and Saturday December 9th.  Join us for hot cider, donuts and cookies when you pick up your living tree, or stop by to see some of the other FUF trees on the site.
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Friends of the Urban Forest, in partnership with the San Francisco Department of the Environment, offers living, potted Christmas trees in November and December each year. For a tax-deductible $75 donation, you get a beautiful, three-to-six-foot-tall, non-traditional tree to bring home for decoration and enjoyment. For more information visit the FUF Green Christmas Trees webpage or order your tree here.

Halloween Art Party!

SPECIAL EVENT: 
HALLOWEEN ART PARTY 
Sunday, October 29th, 2-5 pm

Wear your favorite costume and join us for Halloween activities like pumpkin decorating and bobbing for apples.

Bring a remembrance of a loved one who has passed away and include it in our Day of the Dead altar-making activity.

Or just stop by with some tricks or treats to share, and see the current gallery exhibition before it closes.

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Sundays: Writing in the Open

On Sundays we’re  hosting WRITING IN THE OPEN,  an opportunity to sit for an hour or two working on wordcraft in a dedicated environment. Time will be set aside for reading and feedback as writers feel inclined; no one is required to share. Prose, poetry, fiction, non-fiction, short stories, journal articles or journaling are all welcome.

Saturdays – Art in the Garden

Join us for ART IN THE GARDEN on any Saturday!  Bring your supplies or share what supplies we have and express your creativity with others in the beautiful garden. Please bring your easel if you’d like. Drawing, painting, clay or wood sculpting and other media encouraged. No formal instruction is provided, although we will have special sessions with local artists to be announced.