PLEASE NOTE: we have reached capacity in advance registration. At on the day of the event we will release any unclaimed tickets to whomever is waiting at the door. Please feel free to show up as early as to see the exhibition & let the box office attendant know that you didn't register but would like to participate. Your participation is not guaranteed, but there's a great chance some folks who registered will not show up as this has been the case in past years with any free-to- attend event we have done.
What: Makers, Music & Mimosas, an afternoon of creative workshops & live music
When: Saturday, September 20, 12–3pm
Where: 934 Brannan St. (between 8th and 9th)
How Much: Free; admission not guaranteed without advance registration; register here on EventBrite
What else: Must be 18+ to participate & 21+ to consume libations; no experience required
Whether you fancy yourself a maker, artist or craftsperson, or have two left thumbs when it comes to creative production, you can try something new alongside some of the Bay Area's most talented emerging artists. Join 8 "makers" exhibiting in The San Francisco Foundation & SOMArts' Annual Murphy & Cadogan Contemporary Art Awards Exhibition for an free to attend afternoon of artist led creative workshops and live music.
Regardless of your skill level, you must bring to the worktable a sense of adventure– you'll find out your two workshop assignments (possibilities detailed below) when you arrive. We'll try to honor at least one of your preferences. They say orange is the color of creativity, so mimosas will be served by a cash bar.
Workshop offerings include:
Brittany Acocelli: Faux Plant Making Using Wigs
Malena Lopez-Maggi: Perfect Polymer Clay Gradients and Psychedelic Innards
Brian Pittman: Purple Tongue 101: Grape Soda Tasting & Making
Emmanuel Sevilla: The Sign Painter's Toolbox: Intro to the Craft of Lettering
Ekin Balcioglu: Turkish Coffee Fortune Telling
Jesus Barraza: Silkscreening
Shannon Abac: Pinch Pots, Twisty Snakes & Other Foundational Ceramics
Cait Molloy: Organic Snapshots: Workshop on Fabric & Point and Shoot Cameras
Here's the full order of operations:
Step 1 (right now!): Register on EventBrite. Make yourself a note to arrive by 12pm on the day of the event to be guaranteed a schedule.
Step 2 (by 12pm): Check-in to the SOMArts lobby to receive your two workshop assignments, chosen at random. If your workshops don't appeal to you, do what you were never allowed to do in school: grab a drink & swap schedules socially with other students before the bell rings. Also, spend some time with the art in the gallery!
Step 3 (12:30pm): The bell rings for the first of two workshops. Each workshop lasts around 30 minutes.
Step 4 (2pm): Following a short break for socializing and refreshments, enjoy live music in the gallery and check out the art exhibition.