June 2019 Design & Art Event Hotlist
Converse, view, shop—there are many ways to get inspired this month. Hear what artist David Byrne has discovered about forgotten—and still brilliant—ideas. Experience collaborations between fine artists and floral designers, between artists and fashion designers. Join in COMMUNITY with other local creatives. In/Visible Talks’ co-founders (and long-time practicing designers) Arianna Orland and Dava Guthmiller have perused the many invitations in their inboxes and picked the events in the Bay Area they “must do”. We hope to see you at some—or all.
David Byrne: Good News & Sleeping Beauties.
We love everything musician (Talking Heads), visual artist (films, books, graphic art works), and scholar David Byrne does. Recently he delved into history for “sleeping beauties”—brilliant ideas that got overlooked or forgotten but can be revived. He’s interested—and so are we—in how that rediscovery process works and can be made better. $100 for Patron Ticket (You might check Craigslist for General Public tickets, which started at $25. A limited number of tickets will be available day of. Check the website for info.) June 4, 7:30–9:00 pm. The Castro Theatre, 429 Castro Street, San Francisco.
Bouquets to Art.
Florists from around the world breathe new life into the de Young Museum’s collections by creating their own masterpieces inspired by famed artworks. It’s a floral explosion, now in its 35th year. While the galleries are blooming, the de Young hosts a series of lectures and demonstrations with guest speakers, including renowned floral experts and international tastemakers. Free–$28. June 4–9. De Young Museum, in Golden Gate Park, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, San Francisco.
West Coast Craft.
Find well-designed goodies, check out the juried exhibition of artworks, and get inspired by what is trending on the West Coast art & design scene. Free. June 8–9, 10:00 am–6:00 pm. Festival Pavilion at Fort Mason Center, 2 Marina Blvd. (at Buchanan Street), San Francisco.
Creativity Explored x VIDA Launch Event.
Creativity Explored is partnering with VIDA to launch an art-inspired fashion and lifestyle collection. For the premiere collaboration, VIDA paired its signature fashion and home décor statement pieces with select artworks by Andrew Li, Vincent Jackson, Dan Michiels, Ethel Revita, and Marilyn Wong. We can’t wait to be among the first to view and purchase from this exclusive collection. Free. June 13, 5:00–7:00 pm. Creativity Explored, 3245 16th Street, San Francisco.
Brand Talks San Francisco
Hosted by Monotype, Brand Talks is an evening of conversation with creative and marketing leaders who will share insights on the challenges and opportunities facing today’s modern brands. You’ll also get an inside look at the design and development of Helvetica Now, the first update of this iconic typeface in 35 years. Free. June 13, 4:30–8:30 pm. W Hotel San Francisco, 181 3rd Street, San Francisco.
Design Thinking for Well-Being: A Conversation.
This event is music to our ears. Join design leader Yingzhao Liu, robotics engineer Mikey Siegel, and wellness expert Aneel Chima for a conversation exploring the intersection of design, technology, and our well-being. What are our roles in creating a better future for ourselves and our planet? Let’s figure it out together. $10. June 19, 7:00–9:00 pm. California Institute of Integral Studies, 1453 Mission Street, San Francisco.
SF Design Week Opening Night Party.
Thousands of designers will converge on the waterfront for drinks and conversations to kick off this week-long celebration of design. Explore exhibitions and installations. The Opening Night is a fundraiser, and all ticket proceeds support the organization’s continuing efforts to create COMMUNITY through timely, relevant, and impactful design programming in the San Francisco Bay Area. $25–$150. June 20, 6:30–9:30 pm. Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco.
Want more? Check out the In/Visible Talks blog for reviews of design and arts events we’ve attended recently and to learn about upcoming opportunities.