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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)

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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!

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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!!

CLICK HERE FOR MOON AND DOG SONGS!

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

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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.

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.