Neon Happy Hour
Apr
20
6:00 PM18:00

Neon Happy Hour

*This event is FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC*

Join us for our neon happy hour!
Madam Zola's Cafe will be grillin'
Drinks will be flowin'
...and bad ass bender babe & curator of SHEBENDS Meryl Pataky will be demo-ing some of her bendin' skillz in the gallery.

Enter through the steel gates Michigan street (while pretending your pillaging a castle on G.O.T.)

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NIGHT FISHING- AN IMMERSIVE ART & DINING EXPERIENCE WITH ARTIST IN RESIDENCE, ISIS HOCKENOS
Apr
18
6:00 PM18:00

NIGHT FISHING- AN IMMERSIVE ART & DINING EXPERIENCE WITH ARTIST IN RESIDENCE, ISIS HOCKENOS

THE MIDWAY PRESENTS, NIGHT FISHING, AN IMMERSIVE ART & DINING EXPERIENCE WITH ARTIST IN RESIDENCE, PAINTER ISIS HOCKENOS. ISIS WILL TRANSFORM ONE OF THE GALLERIES INTO A THREE DIMENSIONAL, LIFE SIZED PAINTING. ANYONE WHO TAKES ONE LOOK AT ISIS’ PAINTINGS WANTS TO CLIMB INSIDE, TO CRAWL THROUGH PEACOCK COLORED FOLIAGE, TO SMELL THE LANOLIN OF A FRESHLY SHEARED, CROWN-WEARING SHEEP, TO TASTE THE MEAT CUT LOVINGLY FROM THE SIDE OF A ROSE COLORED HOG. FANTASIZE NO LONGER- GUESTS WILL BE ATTENDING A DINNER PARTY INSIDE ONE OF HER RICHLY COLORFUL AND IMAGINATIVE PAINTINGS. ISIS’ VIBRANT WORK CONTAINS MANY REFERENCES TO HER EXPERIENCE IN FOOD AND FOOD PRODUCTION, PARTICULARLY THROUGH A FEMINIST LENS AND TO HER UPBRINGING IN WEST MARIN. MUCH OF THE FOOD WILL BE SOURCED FROM HER COMMUNITY OF OYSTER FARMERS, CHEESEMAKERS AND RANCHERS. REVEL IN BEING A CHARACTER IN AN ISIS HOCKENOS PAINTING, TITILLATE YOUR TASTE BUDS AND EXPECT A HEALTHY DASH OF SURREALIST DELIGHT.

 

 

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State of the Arts: building collective impact
Apr
12
4:45 PM16:45

State of the Arts: building collective impact


You’re invited! April 12th, 2018 – Convene, share, learn, connect & celebrate!

https://www.betterbayarea.org/sota2018

Why: 
BUILDING COLLECTIVE IMPACT – when we learn together and work collectively we develop more opportunities for change

What:
LEARN – and engage with experts in arts and culture Bay Area-wide
CONNECT – with artists, art administrators, supporters, policymakers, and advocates from a variety of disciplines and fields
CELEBRATE – the arts and culture community in concert with colleagues and new connections

You are invited to the 1st annual State of the Arts - a half-day convening and celebration for the local arts and culture community.

Join Bay Area artists, arts and culture workers, supporters and advocates to share knowledge, inspire, and celebrate. We will discuss pressing issues regarding living and working in the Bay Area, learn about opportunities to make change, and honor exemplary work in our field.

The event will include a ‘state of the arts’ address by local experts, a variety of breakout sessions designed with your interests in mind, an awards ceremony, and a networking and social hour.

(Confirmed presenters: Tom DeCaigny, San Francisco Director of Arts and Culture - Roberto Bedoya, Oakland Cultural Affairs Manager - Lex Lefheit, Arts for a Better Bay Area co-founder - Honey Mahogany, San Francisco Transgender Cultural District)

Please invite your colleagues, friends and fellow advocates! Registration is required to attend.

Register directly at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/state-of-the-arts-2018-tickets-44166047838

(Registration fees include a year membership to Arts for a Better Bay Area, a local arts advocacy nonprofit and event host. No one will be turned away for lack of funds, free early bird tickets available.)

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Binary Artist Salon 02 feat. Osman Koc, Jeffrey Yip + Swan
Apr
11
6:00 PM18:00

Binary Artist Salon 02 feat. Osman Koc, Jeffrey Yip + Swan

Together with interactive artist Marpi, The Midway gallery started a series that we call our Binary Salons. These artist salons are a place where artists who are working at the intersection of art + technology can come together to share ideas and practices. These free & open to the public gatherings feature local and international artists who are pushing the boundaries of their process. These Binary Salons are for artists and by artists.

Come enjoy drinks, conversation & collaboration.

On April 12 @ 6pm we will feature a new set of artists who focus on technologies that foster collaboration in art.

Osman Koç is a creative technologist / artist, who uses technology as a medium for expression. Directed by his curiosities, Koç’s works touch many different fields such as cybernetics, artificial intelligence, biosensors, kinetic sculptures, reactive lighting, audiovisual performances and games with alternative physical controllers.

Jeffrey Yip is a New Media Artist interested in combining the physical and digital realms.he creates environments, often utilizing digital media to enhance the overall experience by integrating visualizations in unison with sound.

Swan is a VR artist, storyteller and a viral Beat Saber girl

Our first Salon featured artists: Inigo Quilez (IQ),  Can Buyukberber,  Chelley Sherman & Eccoscreen

Check it out here

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She Bends Opening Night Soiree w/ YACHT live! | Art + Music + Culinary
Apr
7
to Apr 8

She Bends Opening Night Soiree w/ YACHT live! | Art + Music + Culinary

She Bends: Women in Neon is the largest, most inclusive all-female neon exhibition ever assembled. Curated by Bay Area-based neon artist Meryl Pataky, the exhibition features 32 artists who have contributed to the resurgence of neon as an artistic medium and revival to the industry. She Bends positions neon as a loaded symbol of counter message to the historically male-dominated trade and contemporary forms of advertising, and enters a new dialogue on material investigation.

On our opening night of this exhibition, awaken your senses and immerse yourself in creativity. A night of art, music & culinary experiences. The evening features a live performance by Los Angeles-based dance-pop band YACHT.  Their critically-acclaimed See Mystery Lights was named “Best New Music” by Pitchfork and “Critic’s Choice” by The New York Times. On the release of their 2014 EP Where Does This Disco?, WIRED called YACHT "music not as a thing in itself, but the beginning of a chain of experiences which has no edge.” Front woman Claire L Evans recently published her book “Broad Band”, which investigates the hidden history of the women who built the internet.

Tickets available here

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She Bends Gallery Dinner with Azalina Eusope
Apr
5
6:00 PM18:00

She Bends Gallery Dinner with Azalina Eusope

Break bread with the creatives behind She Bends. Hear artists, musicians, and chefs speak about their trade. Talk and eat with your hands, converse with strangers and friends. Bask in the neon light while satiating your belly and your mind. We are honored to have Azalina Eusope in the house as guest chef. Not only does this chef know about perseverance and passion, she is a veteran of Outside Lands and Bottlerock —so knows a little a thing or two about the confluence of music, art and food! Azalina is a member of the Mamak community from Penang, a historically rich island trading hub on the western coast of the Malaysian peninsula. As a 5th-generation street food vendor, Azalina found comfort in the flavors of Malaysian food while living abroad in several countries before landing in San Francisco, where she opened her own business in Twitter’s Market Square.

Tickets availible here. 

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Creator's Brunch
Feb
11
10:00 AM10:00

Creator's Brunch

Come create your own collage DIY followed by a brunch with bottomless mimosas in The Midway Gallery!

 

10am - 11am | Collage DIY: All materials provided. Take home your very own collage artwork framed and ready to hang. This craft is inspired by current exhibiting artist Jordan Sullivan and will be led by one of Midway's resident artists.

11am - 1pm | Brunch + Bottomless Mimosas: Following your artist-led collage, you'll enjoy a beautiful brunch spread catered by The Midway Culinary team and well earned bottomless mimosas!

Get your tickets here

Come create with us!

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Gallery Internship Show Opening Reception
Nov
18
6:00 PM18:00

Gallery Internship Show Opening Reception

The Midway is proud to present their second internship gallery show, exhibiting artwork curated by the gallery's apprenticeship program.

The Midway is proud to present their 2nd annual apprentice gallery show curated by Jennifer Perry, Rachel Brooks Richardson, & Beatrice Beugelmans

Wallpaper is a group show featuring artists:
Amy Wise | Bronwyn Dexter | Uma Rani Iyli | Katie Chin | Megan Reed | Marina Berlin | 

Wallpaper showcases six female artists who defy constructs via the mediums and materials they employ or the messages they convey about self and identity within our modern society. We aim to showcase female artists who we feel contribute to the collective power of women in the art world as well as celebrate female creativity reclaimed within the domestic sphere. Wallpaper celebrates female artists today using their talents not only outside the private realm, but as a means of livelihood. 

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Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series Regional Finalists Exhibit
Oct
27
to Nov 3

Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series Regional Finalists Exhibit

Join us for a night of art and conversation as we reveal Bombay Sapphire's 2016 Artisan Series Regional Finalists.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27th, 2016

Art talk on Art as Activism: 6:00pm

Regional Finale: 6:45pm

RSVP by 10/25 to SANFRAN@ArtisanSeriesEvents.com

Must be 21+ to attend

Exhibition will be open until November 3rd. Gallery is open by appointment only 11-6pm except Sunday. Please email Kelsey@themidwaysf.com to schedule an appointment. 

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ArtSpan Open Studios & Reception
Oct
21
6:00 PM18:00

ArtSpan Open Studios & Reception

In it's inaugural year participating in ArtSpan's San Francisco Open Studios, The Midway Gallery will be exhibition the artwork of it's in house artist in residency program.

Exhibiting artists are Tracey Kessler | Isis Hockenos | Christine Aria | Justyn Zolli | Travis Ridlehuber | Kat Geng | Daryll Peirce | Roxanna Shohadaee | Rebecca Whipple & honorary guest Jennifer King

Please join us for music, drinks, bites and artist talks!

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Terrain: Artist Tour & Happy Hour
Oct
8
6:00 PM18:00

Terrain: Artist Tour & Happy Hour

Please join us to dive deeper into this exhibition Terrain. We have invited the artist to come back and discuss their process and how this show pushed the boundaries of their work. 

We have a special collaborative performance planned with artists James Tucker & Alexa Eisner. 

Happy hour drink special & bites, not to mention some tunes!

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Terrain Opening Reception
Sep
10
6:00 PM18:00

Terrain Opening Reception

Terrain is a group show featuring artists:
Mark Garrett | Tracey Kessler | James Tucker | Karina Bania | Elisa Gomez | Performances by Alexa Eisner | Curated by Kelsey Marie Issel

Terrain is meditation on art that explores natural and mindful landscapes. Each artist represents physical space, geography and our natural surroundings in a different ways but each gives us a sense of place and the journey it took to get there.

The opening reception with include music, food and performances. To learn more about each artist and their process please visit our Blog

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LIVEWIRE
Jul
15
to Aug 27

LIVEWIRE

A group show with Carly Ivan Garcia, Brian Leo, DyoungV, Eddie Colla, Kristin Farr and Shawna Peterson
Musical performances by Death Cheetah
Opening Reception July 15 6-10pm
On view July 15 - August 27

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NightLife LIVE
May
19
6:00 PM18:00

NightLife LIVE

Inspired by science and powered by sound, the Academy will transform into an oasis of music and art on one special night per month with NightLife LIVE (as part of our weekly Thursday night programming).

Catch live performances on the outdoor West Garden stage as the greenest museum on the planet transforms into one of SF's most unique music venues. Experience interactive art installations, out-of-this-world video projections, science side shows, and more—all while exploring cutting-edge exhibits and marveling at 38,000 live animals. 

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ArtSpan Benefactor Gala 2016
Jan
29
6:00 PM18:00

ArtSpan Benefactor Gala 2016

Join us for ArtSpan's second annual Benefactor Gala, featuring a private viewing of the Selections Juried Exhibition featuring top ArtSpan Artists, a catered sit-down dinner, artfully-crafted cocktails by Odd Job, and an intimate discussion on the state of the visual arts in San Francisco with special guests.

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