October 14, 2021

November 2021 Design & Art Event Hotlist

INVT’s curated list of “must do” creative events is designed to inspire.

Each and every month, we’re thankful for all the opportunities we have to learn and grow as designers and artists. And each and every month, INVT co-founders and practicing designers Arianna Orland and Dava Guthmiller review the many invitations they’ve received and share their curated “Hotlist” of design & art events in the San Francisco Bay and beyond. Workshops, conferences, exhibitions, and fairs. How might you get inspired?

Cryptocurrency for Artists.

This workshop is designed to give an overview of the basics of cryptocurrency to help artists understand this new economic system. We’ll learn what cryptocurrency is, why artists are using it, and how to use it. There will be a Q&A at the end of the program. $10–$40. November 2, from noon to 1:30 pm. Intersection for the Arts, 1446 Market Street, San Francisco.

How to Go Mad Without Losing Your Mind.

Explore madness in literature, jazz, comedy, and protest music with authors La Marr Jurelle Bruce and Farah Jasmine Griffin. Their conversation is prompted by Bruce’s urgent provocation and poignant meditation on madness in black radical art, How to Go Mad without Losing Your Mind: Madness and Black Radical Creativity. Hosted by Barnard Center for Research on Women. Free. November 4. Online.

Renegade Craft Fair.

Support small creative businesses and get all of your holiday shopping done early! Hundreds of local and national artists and tastemakers will be participating in this fair. Free. November 6 and 7, 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. Fort Mason Center Festival Pavilion, 2 Marina Blvd., San Francisco.

Exploring Power and Leadership.

We love all the content by Creative Reaction Lab. In this new webinar series, Redesigners for Justice must acknowledge the multiple ways through which they and others experience and hold power. We’ll identify ways we might redistribute and use power to pursue equity and justice. $19–$89. November 9, from 9:00 to 11:00 am.  Online.

Bauhaus Typography at 100.

Few design movements have shaped contemporary typography quite like the Bauhaus. Now in Letterform Archive’s first-ever gallery, this exhibition features a curated collection where we can experience the school’s unique legacy in graphic design through artifacts of its own making—its books, magazines, course materials, product catalogs, stationery, promotional fliers, and other ephemera. $10. November 13 through April 27, 2022. Letterform Archive, 2325 3rd Street, Floor 4R, San Francisco.

No-Code Conference.

No-code tools continue to redefine what’s possible when designers, developers, marketers, and entrepreneurs can use their unique skills and intuition to build even more for the web. This year’s online event features expert-led sessions with live Q&As, virtual networking, and announcements about exciting new launches. Free. November 17 and 18.