2017 Annual Gala: The Original Disruptor
Saturday, Apr 29, 2017, 6:00PM
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street

San Francisco Art Institute’s annual gala is back at its iconic Chestnut Street campus, and this year’s celebration will be an immersive, artist-driven experience.

Up to 12 alumni artists will be selected to create temporary bars and lounges that will generate unexpected, visually striking, and socially dynamic sites at  SFAI’s historic and visually stunning Chestnut Street campus in Russian hill — home to some of the nation’s most  “disruptive”  and groundbreaking artists such as Ansel Adams, Joan Brown, Richard Diebenkorn, Annie Leibovitz, Barry McGee, and many more.

This evening of collaboration between alumni artists, chefs, bartenders, and alchemists will truly celebrate the SFAI spirit.  The event is SFAI’s premier fundraiser—all proceeds from the evening will benefit student scholarships.

Be sure to put April 29, 2017 on your calendar, and stay tuned for more details when tickets go on sale in the new year!

Joan Brown, Woman Wearing Mask, 1972. Oil enamel on Masonite; 90 1/8 x 48 inches. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Gift of Audrey Taylor Strohl. © Estate of Joan Brown. Photo: Katherine Du Tiel.

Richard Diebenkorn, Cityscape #1, 1963. Oil on canvas; 60 1/4 x 50 1/2 inches. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Purchase with funds from Trustees and friends in memory of Hector Escobosa, Brayton Wilbur, and J. D. Zellerbach. © The Richard Diebenkorn Foundation. Photo: Ben Blackwell.

Barry McGee, Untitled, 2009. Mixed media; dimensions variable. Fractional gift of the artist and Ratio 3, San Francisco. © Barry McGee. Photo: Ben Blackwell.

Diego Rivera, The Making of a Fresco Showing the Building of the City, 1931. Image Copyright © San Francisco Art Institute.

Kehinde Wiley, Kern Alexander Study I, 2011. Oil on paper, 53 x 40 inches. Courtesy of Kehinde Wiley Studio.