934 Brannan Street
San Francisco, California 94103

A spectacular closing celebration of the diversity of Cafe Arts and Culture at SOMARTS featuring Heather Lauren--Jazz and Blues singer, a special appearance by FatChanceBellyDance, and poet Amy MacLennan, plus a dozen other special guest performers will ensure that every artistic taste and cultural curiosity has been explored. $5-10 door donation

Over 100 painters, photographers, sculptors and photographers and 50 performing artists will come together during a two week exhibition and live performance series that promises an assortment of visual arts and live entertainment even bigger and better than last year! Proceeds from the 3rd Annual Café Show will raise money to help preserve the services and facility of SOMARTS, a pioneering San Francisco Arts and Cultural institution since 1979.

Celebrating the dynamic cafe tradition of the 18th-19th centuries, over 300 framed and unframed work will be displayed 'salon style' in the SOMARTS Bay Gallery. Unlike traditional gallery shows and silent auctions, the public may purchase and take home works 'immediately off the wall'. Winning bids from each of 4 Silent Auctions will be removed at the end of each of the special performance events, and the sold works will be replaced with new pieces - to encourage return patrons.

On opening night the gallery will open up to allow view of a full theater performance of dozens of musicians, poets and other performance artists; silent auction close end of night; wine bar. $5-$10 donation. Two Saturday afternoon variety shows are scheduled for those who can not attend the opening ? or those who want to come back to view the art again, and enjoy a completely different line up of local talent. On August 25, an equally spectacular closing celebration of Café Arts and Culture at SOMARTS will ensure that every artistic taste and cultural curiosity has been explored. If you can not attend and wish to make a donation, please contact: Betsie Miller Kusz (415) 552-2131, [email protected]

http://www.artworksf.com for a complete, updated daily schedule and listing of performers and artists
http://www.somarts.org for more about SOMARTS programs and services

Added by jofar99 on August 7, 2005