June 01, 2018

June 2018 Design & Art Event Hotlist

We’re so fortunate to have an abundance of outstanding design and art events in the Bay Area. But how do you decide which ones are the must-dos?

Introducing In/Visible Talks’ monthly picks for the very best in the Bay for design, art, and inspiration.

As longtime residents (over 20 years) and practicing designers, our co-founders, Arianna Orland and Dava Guthmiller, have built strong networks and have their fingers on the pulse of local culture. Through personal and professional relationships—and from the umpteen mailing lists they’re on—they hear about all the coolest people, places, and events.

A key part of the In/Visible Talks’ mission is to bring the creative community together. So, to keep you in the know, each month Arianna and Dava will scope out all the possibilities, then post their curated list of what they feel offers the best opportunities for creative inspiration.

Many of these book up quickly. If you see something that intrigues you, save your spot now. We hope to see you there!

San Francisco Design Week.

Over 100 designed-focused events—including workshops and talks about branding, architecture, technology, robotics, and more—are scheduled. On Wednesday, June 13, we’re partnering with Creativity Explored to look at what motivates people to create. June 7–15. Locations throughout the Bay Area.

We’d love to see you on June 13th at our Design Week event, Unexpected Inspiration!

West Coast Craft Summer

Find more than 250 artisans; featuring designers and craftspeople who draw inspiration from the mood and aesthetics of the West Coast lifestyle. If you miss it in June, they’ll be back in SF for your winter shopping. June 9-10. Fort Mason Center, San Francisco.

29 Rooms.

We’re so excited Refinery29 is bringing their funhouse of creativity, culture, and style to San Francisco for the first time! This tour’s theme, “Turn It Into Art,” taps into the transformative and healing power of creativity. June 21–24. 3362 Palace Drive, San Francisco.

René Magritte: The Fifth Season at SFMOMA.

Featuring more than 70 artworks in nine immersive, thematic galleries, René Magritte: The Fifth Season explores how Magritte balanced irony and conviction, philosophy and fantasy, to illuminate the gaps between what we see and what we know. Through October 28. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Themes & Projects Gallery—Rewind Solo Show.

A self-taught visual artist, Lucky Rapp creates high-gloss, graphic art pieces that blend design and fine art. We can’t get enough of her work, and we’re excited to see what she has for us at this solo show. Reception June 2; Exhibition: June 2–July 31. Minnesota Street Project, San Francisco.

Weapons of Mass Seduction: The Art of Propaganda.

Before Tweets, propaganda posters were among the most powerful tools of psychological warfare. See how the art of graphic design was weaponized during World Wars I and II in this selection from the collection of the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts. Through October 7. DeYoung Museum, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco.

Burning Man Desert Arts Preview.

Amazing art gets built for Burning Man. If you can’t make it to the main event (August 26–September 3), you can get a sneak peek here of what you’ll later see on everyone’s Instagram feed. June 3. Nourse Theater, San Francisco.

Members of the In/Visible Talks team are always on the lookout for new ways to get inspired. Check out reviews of some of the other events and conferences we’ve attended recently at on the blog!