Presented by the SFAC Gallery Passport 2010, Sunday, October 10 from noon - 4 PM is an affordable do-it-yourself art collecting experience. This annual public art event takes participants on a neighborhood stroll to collect artist-designed “passport stamps” in a special booklet that, once complete, becomes a limited-edition art book with original work by some of the Bay Area’s finest artists, both established and emerging.
In conjunction with the Passport festivities,many of the businesses that are acting as stamping locations will be hosting events and activities of their own:
- Lemon Twist will present two performances by the Lemon Twist Drill Team
who will be marching up and down Hayes Street at 1PM and 3PM. Do not miss it!
- Zonal will host flamenco guitar player, Ryan Garcia in the store from noon-4pm.
- Isotope Comics will have wines from Bonny Doon Vineyard and music by DJ Bearzbub
- Timbuk2 will be auctioning off an amazing messenger bag designed by Passport 2010 artist, Deth P. Sun. Check out the bag here!
- The African American Art & Culture Complex will open their entire facility for viewing.
- And there will be huge sales and discounts for Passport holders at; Chronicle Books, Timbuk2, Rooky Ricardo Records, The Green Arcade, MAC-Modern Apparel Clothing, Fatted Calf and Isotope Comics.
Thank you to all of the Hayes Valley businesses, community members, and artists who make Passport possible!
Passport 2010 Participating Artists: Timothy Cummings, Richard Diebenkorn (courtesy of the estate), Jamaica Dyer, Ana Teresa Fernandez, Suzanne Husky, Jason Jägel, Ruth Laskey, Paul Madonna, Nigel Poor, Ricardo Richey, Lordy Rodriguez, Jovi Schnell, Travis Somerville, Deth P. Sun, Weston Teruya, and Lindsey White.
SFAC Gallery's Passport 2010 is presented in partnership with Moleskine®.
Additional support generously provided by: Rickshaw Stop, Electric Works Gallery, and our media sponsors the San Francisco Bay Guardian and 7X7.
What: Passport 2010 Kick-Off Party
When: Saturday, October 9, 6–9 p.m
Where: Rickshaw Stop
How Much: $5 suggested donation at the door, no one will be turned away for lack of funds
At the Passport 2010 Kick-Off Party, guests can pick up pre-purchased passport books or purchase passports at the door, enjoy drinks and live music, and enter to win raffle prizes from a range of exciting community partners. Passport 2009 artist, Sean McFarland will be running a photo booth, Passport 2010 artist Suzanne Husky will be hosting a video kissing booth for any and all willing participants. Music by DJ Nuxx, who was just voted best DJ by the San Francisco Bay Guardian.
What: Passport 2010
When: Sunday, October 10 noon–4 p.m. (will call opens at 11am)
Where: Passport 2010 home base: Patricia’s Green, Hayes Street @ Octavia
Stamps available at various locations in the Hayes Valley, San Francisco
Visit favorite spots in Hayes Valley or discover new ones while collecting original stamps created by Bay Area artists for Passport 2010. Stop by Passport 2010 Home Base at Patricia’s Green to purchase a passport, pick up a map of locations, learn more about the SFAC Gallery, or relax and enjoy $1 hot dogs in the park with the whole family.
HOW DOES THIS WORK?
To participate, art enthusiasts may purchase a Passport 2010 booklet for only $25 (a Moleskine® notebook donated by Chronicle Books that features a custom artist-designed cover) then follow a map to various Hayes Valley locations to get the book stamped by the artists themselves. Past “stamps” have been quite elaborate, sometimes involving hand-finished touches or performative elements. This year promises to bring similar surprises and attention to detail. Stamp locations in Hayes Valley will include Zonal, Rooky Records, MAC, Isotope Comics, and others. Proceeds from this fundraising event go toward the SFAC Gallery’s programming fund, which supports artist honoraria and exhibition costs throughout its entire season.
Passport 2010 begins the evening of Saturday, October 9 with a Kick-Off Party at Rickshaw Stop, featuring passport pre-sales, live music, raffle, a full no-host bar, and many more surprises. The following day the event convenes at Patricia’s Green on Hayes Street at Octavia, which will serve as Passport 2010 Home Base between the hours of noon and 4pm. During that time participants can stop by to pick up a map, purchase a passport, or bring family and friends to relax on the lawn and enjoy a hot dog and soda while mingling with other Passport 2010 revelers.
HOW DO I GET A PASSPORT?
Passport can be purchased on line here, at the SFAC main gallery, at Rare Device, Bear Ridgway Gallery, Electric Works Gallery or at the Passport 2010 Kick-Off Party. On the day of the event passports may be purchased only at the Patricia’s Green Home Base. Only official Passport 2010 booklets will be eligible to receive stamps. Passports from 2009 may not be used for any Passport 2010 stamps.
Passports are $25 and available online at eventbrite.com, during the kick-off party at Rickshaw Stop or at Passport 2010 Home Base on the day of the event.
NEW – This year the Gallery will offer a Concierge Passport option. For $125 Gallery staff will collect all the stamps for you and mail the Passport to your home. Only 25 Concierge Passports will be available, so early purchase is suggested.
Here is a glimpse of the Passport 2010 Festivities