The Cupola: Notes from San Francisco.
Photo credit: Harry Francel
This week The Cupola is focused on our home city of San Francisco, California. There’s always a lot going on around here, so we wanted to call out a few of our highlights for this summer:
1) Support local design and spend some time at the 5th Annual Renegade Craft Fair San Francisco, which returns to the Fort Mason Center July 21 & 22. The fair features over 250 artists and is free to attend.
2) While you may have heard that the Golden Gate Bridge turned 75 this year, another venerable SF institution, The Stern Grove Festival, also celebrates its Diamond Jubilee this summer. A few highlights include performances by the SF Ballet on July 29th and OK Go on August 26th.
3) SOMA StrEat Food Park opened in early June and has already changed the culinary landscape. Along with a rotation of up to 10 food trucks each day, there’s covered seating, free WiFi, bike parking, and a (soon to be opened) beer garden. Follow along on Twitter to see who’s coming for dinner (or lunch).
4) Widely viewed as one of the most influential artists working today, Cindy Sherman has been creating self-reflexive photographs for the past 30 years. SFMOMA opened the first major San Francisco exhibition of her work this past week. The installation runs through October 8th.
5)There are many inspiring artisans working in the Bay Area. Learn the stories behind some of our favorite designers, and view their assortments by visiting the San Francisco Bay Area collection at Fog + Foundry.
That’s a wrap for this edition of The Cupola. Leave a comment or send us an email to let us know if you know of anything special happening in San Francisco this summer.