PopTech and San Francisco friend Brad Nye has been inviting me to his ArtSFest events for years. Primarily based in LA and San Francisco, its rare that I’ve been in town the same day one is being held….and even then, there were always other things to distract me.
I finally made it to an ArtSFest shindig, which is a non-profit that produces an annual arts festival and works year-round with artists, performers, art patrons, arts organizations, civic agencies and businesses to promote the Bay Area art scene and advance its economic potential.
The theme? Hard to say. I found myself surrounded by dark lights, blue light overlay and a back-drop of “MusicMatch Skin-like” images on a screen.
Tonight’s event, with exhibitions by Debra Walker, David DeRosa among others, was held at the Blue Cube on Mason, which is a dingy, seedy pocket of town…..an area where you don’t feel that knives will start flying, but you also don’t feel like wandering around alone or leaving your car unattended for too long.
A tall thin blonde in a long red suede dress entertained us with opera. We were all shocked at the volume that came from such a petite frame. While her voice filled the room, a handful of people moved gracefully to the music.
I did find a fabulous authentic Indian hole in the wall on the corner however and managed to end my evening gorging on a large vegetarian saagwala with raita for $5.95.