Event Listing: May 2nd Castro Art Walk
LIVE music in Jane Warner Plaza from 6-7pm.This month’s musical guest is Emily Zisman. Sponsored by Castro CBD.
Art Attack SF, 2358 Market St. Ste. 1
Art Attack SF is proud to present new work by Spotlight Artist, Natalia Lvova for the month of May. From first love to passion, from unrequited love to unconditional. Natalia’s latest series “The Meaning of Love,” stems from the belief that true love transforms a person and perfects their soul—ultimately leading them to victory over death. Join us for the Opening Reception on Thursday, May 2nd, 6pm - 9pm during the Castro Art Walk. This event is free and open to the public. The exhibition is on view May 2nd - 26th, 2019.
ABOUT THE ARTIST Natalia Lvova is an artist from Tyumen (Russia), based in San Francisco (California). She has created more than 150 paintings throughout the course of her artistic career and is known for her powerful utilization of vibrant colors, unique visual schemes and patterns in creating original masterpieces that are hailed by art enthusiasts of every generation. Notably, Natalia holds a patent for her unique style of painting, which she has aptly named “TwiddleART.” Further, she has created a number of fashion collections featuring her distinctive art, as well as illustrated BukvaBuk, an educational art book aimed at the development of abstract thinking for children, endorsed by the Department of Education in Tyumen city, Russia.
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Apothecarium, 2029 Market St.
Queer Folk of Rock is a growing collection of portraits recognizing the voices of LGBT+ artists and their impact on rock and roll. From the iconic familiarity of Freddie Mercury and Elton John to lesser-known contributors like Laura Nyro and Esquerita, this series aims to share their stories and create positive discussion about their roles in shaping rock music.
The show is painted in two distinct styles, classic black-and-white pointillism and vibrant, modern watercolor, acknowledging the full spectrum of individual identification.
Several of the QFOR pieces are also part of the ongoing Black Faces of Rock series, displaying the intersectional diversity of the many important non-binary artists. Nearly as meaningful as the completed portraits is the open list of notable omissions of artists yet to be painted, a list too long to finish in one lifetime.
BHHS Drysdale Properties, 2324B Market St.
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Drysdale Properties is hosting BHHSDP agent and artist Brook Casey.
Blush! Wine Bar, 476 Castro St.
Blush! Wine Bar is hosting artist Narayana Montufar.
Brewcade, 2200 Market St. B
Brewcade hosts permanent installations by Kate Wakeman and a group of artists led by Don Fluitt
Dog Eared Books, 489 Castro St.
Katy Tanis, Love in the Animal Kingdom
Colorful, bold paintings accompanied by stories and facts celebrate the diversity of love in the animal kingdom. Artworks will explore flirting games of lesbian macaques, courting dances of male ostriches, eaglets raised by two dads, and hand holding otters. Bio: Katy Tanis is a children's book illustrator and jungle explorer. Her artwork celebrates Earth's wildlife. She has a soft spot for unusual creatures and tertiary colors. She focuses on themes of ecology, evolution, taxonomy and biogeography. She splits her time between working in her San Francisco studio and traveling to exotic ecosystems around the world. She received a BS in Computer Science and a BFA in Visual Arts from Carnegie Mellon University. She has also studied tropical ecology in Central America and volunteered with orphaned orangutans in Malaysian Borneo. She was awarded the Steinbrenner Institute of Environmental Research and Education Grant in 2005 and in 2017 her work was featured with the National Resource Defense Council.
Finn Town, 2251 Market St.
Stop into Finn Town for a refreshing art-inspired cocktail and whet your whistle while you’re cruising the art walk. The El Picador, inspired by Diego Rivera, features blanco tequila, mezcal, lime and fire bitters. Yum!
Flore on Market, 2298 Market St.
Join Flore’s resident crafter, Llano River Blue for hands-on arts and crafts, strike a pose at our new selfie station, and relax with a uniquely crafted drink and appetizer!
Izakaya Sushi Ran, 2223 Market St.
Izakaya Sushi Ran is hosting art by Suzie Buchholz.
Local Take, 3979 17th St.
Create your own greeting card (or Mother's Day card) at the next Castro Art Walk on the first Thursday of May with Yi Lin Pei. We will be featuring her original work on our gallery wall and have prints for sale as well. You'll get to talk with the artist and also get the chance to paint alongside with her in a card workshop! She will have blank cards for people to make their own cards and will provide watercolor painting materials for a small materials fee.
Norden Living, 3618 17th St.
The team at Norden Living will be showing an excerpt of new pieces from previously represented artists.
Ruby's Clay Studio & Gallery, 552A Noe St.
Spark Arts, 4229 18th St.
Spark Arts is proud to present Heather Jacks' new book Sister Stories... In Their Own Words! As you browse the gallery, you will see photos of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence- the fabulous sisterhood of charity and social activism- found in the pages of this gorgeous new book. Stop by on May 2nd from 6-9pm and journey into the glorious world of the sisterhood, grab a snack or drink, and have some "Nun"!
The Artist's Gallery, 4406 18th St. Ste. A
The exhibition space at THE ARTIST’S GALLERY is intimate and welcoming, providing visitors with the perfect atmosphere to stroll through and enjoy the artwork currently on display. We believe individuals should have access to artand culture in their daily lives. We also take pride in our support of local artists.
THE ARTIST’S GALLERY is affiliated with ANLG IMPORTS INC., an importer of Italian fine art.
THE ARTIST’S GALLERY offers 40% select pieces during the Castro Art Walk!
Traci Hollander State Farm, 556 Castro St.
Traci Hollander’s State Farm office will be showcasing work by Keith Hollander.