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Diego Gomez stands in front of their mural holding a prop head of President Trump at Walgreens Pharmacy on 18th Street in San Francisco on Oct. 13, 2020. (Jun Ueda / Xpress Magazine)

Street artists unite the city during the pandemic

Rebecca Schupp and Jun Ueda October 25, 2020

Art. It is all around us and there are many different ways of expressing it — whether it be visual or performance art. It is important to utilize creative muscles to create an escape as a form of therapy,...

Artwork by Jocelyn Lee titled,

A journey to the walls of the de Young open

Nia Coats October 21, 2020

Imagine playing monopoly and instead of landing on Boardwalk, the top hat lands on the most expensive San Francisco neighborhood — South of Market.  In this 406-acre district, the median income is nearly...

A lone runner jogs past a large rainbow near Haight St.

Seeing rainbows through the storm

As the world attempts to cope with a global pandemic and many countries enforce social distancing, it is easy to feel hopeless and alone. But in the midst of it all, people are choosing to share messages...

Pictured is Brett Vanhorn reaching across the canvas to pick up a side to allow the paint to drip in the direction he wants.
Photographed on February 18, 2020 in San Francisco, Calif. (Maddison October / Xpress Magazine)

Cosmic Caveman

Brett Vanhorn was sitting in his Honda Fit Sport on the corner of Castro and 18th Street. He was shoveling globs of peanut butter into his mouth with the help of the handle of a plastic fork. Vanhorn is...

Inside the 'Women Are Perfect' Artist

Inside the ‘Women Are Perfect’ Artist

Oscar Gutierrez October 6, 2015

Muralist Jessica Sabogal poses for a portrait in her studio behind La Galeria de Raza in San Francisco’s Mission District Thursday, Sept. 17. (James Chan/ Xpress)   By Oscar Gutierrez [dropcap...

Image courtesy of Ryan  Whelan.

May’s Bay Area Art Shows

Derek Macario May 1, 2015

Image courtesy of Ryan Whelan Events start this weekend: Friday, May 1: Having Fun by Ryan Whelan at Farley's East. 5-9pm, 33 Grand Avenue, Oakland. RSVP here. Friday, May 1: Golden by Sarah...

Dena Beard, Executive Director of The Lab, paces through the space in the last hours before the opening of the

Revival of an experimental art space

Derek Macario April 29, 2015

Dena Beard, Executive Director of The Lab, paces through the space in the last hours before the opening of the "A Journal of the Plague Year" exhibition on Wednesday, April 1. (Kate Fraser / Xpress Magazine)   While...

Image courtesy of Good Mother gallery

April’s Bay Area Art Shows

Derek Macario April 10, 2015

Image courtesy of Good Mother gallery Events start this weekend: Saturday, April 11 - Channing Morgan: Off The Surface Curated by: Patricia Cariño at Burnt Oak Gallery. 2pm, 306 15th St, Oakland....

What if Monsters Were Real?

What if Monsters Were Real?

Hillary Smith March 18, 2015

Photo by Marlene Sanchez  Fear is a black pit, and some dive headfirst. For some, there is comfort in facing the horror and darkness of life. It’s better to acknowledge the fear and discomfort...

Credit: National Galleries of Scottland, Sandro Botticelli's 1495 piece.

Fresh Renaissance Art at San Francisco’s de Young

Colin Blake March 8, 2015

Featured Image: National Galleries of Scotland's Sandro Botticelli: Virgin Adoring the Sleeping Christ Child (ca. 1490) A collection of rare renaissance art, on loan from the National Galleries of...

Social Sketch: A Creative Gathering for Community

Derek Macario February 17, 2015

Creative gatherings take shape in many different forms, from art exhibitions, workshops, public lectures and readings and so on. For San Francisco-based artists Courtney Cerruti and Mike McConnell...

Lana Bowen, owner of Salana Hair Studio in Lower Nob Hill, styling Pedram Afshar's new mohawk at the free hair cuts event on Thursday, Feb. 5th, Photo by Zhenya Sokolova

Downtown Salon Gives Men Free Haircuts

Naomi Rachel Outlaw February 12, 2015

Lana Bowen, owner of Salana Hair Studio in Lower Nob Hill, styles Pedram Afshar's new mohawk at the free haircuts event on Feb. 5th. Photo by Zhenya Sokolova Teddy Hall, 18, didn’t know what to expect...

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