Returning to the Bay Area is ART MARKET SAN FRANCISCO. This year the large art extravaganza featured a staggering 72 galleries with artworks in full bloom. It is somewhat bittersweet. I have memories of the late Susan O’Malley’s artwork greeting visitors years ago. Today, the show must go on and didn’t disappoint.
From the website: “Art Market San Francisco will return to the Fort Mason Festival Pavilion this April for the celebrated art fair’s anticipated seventh edition. Following record breaking sales, city-wide partnerships, and attendance of over 25,000 visitors in 2016, the 2017 edition of Art Market San Francisco is pleased to present a significant selection of contemporary and modern artworks from returning Art Market exhibitors and exciting newcomers.”
Parking for the event was a challenge due to the lot being reserved for a food event. With luck and time, spaces opened up a beautiful trek away. Upon entering the Pavillion, artwork greeted with visitors abound. Hopefully, artists and galleries made sales to return another year.
Artworks were diverse and varied from decorative to socially conscious. It was an ART MARKET SAN FRANCISCO in a new political reality. Maybe this would be a positive shift for the city on the Bay. I say bring it on 2018! Art demands to be heard and not just seen.