Bloody Mary. Bloody Mary. Bloody Mary.

Say it three times fast with an olive in one hand and a skewered shrimp in the other in front of an empty highball glass and you will conjure up an entire festival dedicated to the world’s most complex cocktail, a drink that eats like a meal.

Hmm. That isn’t quite how the legend goes, is it? Something like that, anyway. But either way…

That’s exactly what’s on deck this Sunday, September 18, from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. over at our sister venue The Midway. Sunday marks the third San Francisco iteration of The Bloody Mary Festival, a festival dedicated to … you guessed it, all things Bloody Mary, which launched in Brooklyn in April 2014. Their second event was right here in San Francisco (certainly the only other city in the country who takes the bloody mary as seriously … Read more ›

“Hybrid”, solo exhibition by Max Ehrman
Once you understand the laws of nature only then can you break it and create a new aesthetic…
Explore the organic geometrical styles and concepts revolving around nature with the amazing paintings by the talented local street-art artist Max Ehrman.

Max Ehrman known as Eon75 is muralist based in San francisco with roots all over the world.
He moved to europe in the fall of 2001 and studied architecture at the dessau institute of architecture where he received his masters. While in europe he painted in 6 countries and showed artwork in galleries in 4 countries.

After coming back to the u.S.A. his work has been published internationally and nationally. Eon75 has also produced murals for the city of san francisco and known muralist documantarian jim prigoff. He also has painted at many festivals and live venues in san francsico, florida, miami and new york city.

Eon75’s signature style draws … Read more ›

There’s something special about Kurt Russell. Yes, he’s an undeniable, stone-cold hunk whose jawline seems to have been hewn from a block of Italian marble. Yes, he exudes a certain kind of masculinity — he’s a “man’s man” that never stoops to rudeness, coarseness, or churlishness.

But more than that, he’s an incredible actor, one of a very rare breed that can seamlessly move from character actor to leading man and back again. After 40+ years in the biz, it’s safe to say there is pretty much no one like Kurt Russell.

This Saturday, August 27, Public Works is hosting a FREE art show called Deep Cuts, dedicated to all things Kurt Russell. Original art, movie posters, prints, film soundtracks, and more — everything a Russell freak could ask for and then some.

To celebrate, we thought we might pick a few of our favorite Kurt Russell films, in case you need … Read more ›

ArtSpan Artists at Roll Up Gallery – Opening Reception

Featuring ArtSpan Artists:
Bernard Bolter, Lara Buelow, Claire Elliott, Courtney Jacobs, Monica Loncola, Seren Moran, Ayesha Samdani, Irene Schlesinger, Brian Singer, Ealish Wilsion & Jihoon Choi.

About ArtSpan Exhbitions:
ArtSpan provides emerging and established artists with diverse opportunities to display their artwork to new art appreciators and seasoned collectors throughout the year. These opportunities are offered as a benefit of ArtSpan’s Artist Membership. Click here to learn more about joining as a member.
https://www.artspan.org

Opening Friday September 2nd, 2016
from 6:00 to 9:00pm
at Roll Up Gallery
161 Erie Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
Free
21+
https://www.facebook.com/RollUpGallery
http://publicsf.com/exhibitions

On Friday, August 19, we invite you to come to Public Works with a Big Imagination. We’re hosting a fundraiser for the Big Imagination Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to incubating new ideas, new talent, and making the impossible possible.
Big Imagination’s big idea is The 747 Project — a total conversion of a 1985 Boeing 747 into a mobile art experience. In other words, Big Imagination will be transforming a 231 foot long double-decker airplane into a Burning Man art car.

[caption id="attachment_14720" align="aligncenter" width="620"] Isometric rendering of the completed 747 Project[/caption]
If that sounds like a crazy project, Big Imagination would agree with you. But true to their name, they think big, and they’ve assembled a motley crew of artists, engineers, designers, builders, and logistics wizards to make this seemingly impossible idea a reality.
But a project of this size and scope requires a lot of funding. That’s … Read more ›

On Tuesday, August 16th, Public Works welcomes the Fourth Annual Bay Area Global Health Film Festival to our space. The Bay Area GHFF (as it’s known) is a project of IGOT, the Institute for Global Orthopaedics and Traumatology, an international organization, founded by the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), dedicated to improving the health of peoples’ muscular and skeletal systems worldwide.

Phew! That’s a mouthful — lots of acronyms. But in short, the Bay Area GHFF is a film festival featuring short films from the Bay Area and beyond, all centered around the theme of improving our health — as individuals and within our communities, too.

This year’s theme is an important one: Homelessness & Mental Health Local Impact & Global Advocacy. As all of us who live in the Bay Area know, this is a matter of crucial importance affecting our … Read more ›

 

Art lovers unite! We here at Public Works are coming off a couple wonderful art events last weekend. On Saturday, July 23, we hosted The Murray Invitational: an art show dedicated to all things Bill Murray. It was a blast — because, well, it’s hard not to have a good time with anything Murray-related. Then, the day after, on Sunday the 24th, we hosted a pop-up exhibition courtesy of Pure Evil … otherwise known as San Francisco-based artist and musician Charles Uzzell Edwards. He exhibited a selection of works created from a recent trip across America, in which he retools old porcelain and enamel signs into his signature “Nightmare Series” — seen above. 

And beyond that, we have a couple exciting events coming up that artistically-minded folks should be aware of. Come check them out!

[caption id="attachment_14672" align="alignnone" width="620"] Strider Patton at work.[/caption]

First up, on Friday, July 29, from 6 p.m-9 p.m. is the free … Read more ›