Passport 2012


Presented by the San Francisco Arts Commission Galleries

It would be hard to believe that you’ve missed this event, but in case you have…Passport is one of the coolest art events of the year! Passport, the SFAC Gallery’s annual fundraising event, takes over a different neighborhood each year and has quickly become a San Francisco tradition for art enthusiasts (and weekend fun seekers). It is an affordable, hands-on art-collecting experience that celebrates local artists and the vibrant communities that support them. The public is invited to create a limited-edition artist’s book by collecting original, artist-designed stamps in a customized “passport” notebook as they hit the streets and seek out selected artists stationed at local businesses.

Date and Time: Sunday, October 14, noon – 4pm
Location: North Beach (Passport Home Base at Washington Square Park)
Purchase Tickets: Buy your passport for $25 here! Or you can come to the SFAC Main Gallery at 401 Van Ness (@ McAllister) and buy one in person.
After Party: 4 – 7pm at 15 Romolo

Passport 2012 Participating Artists
Michael Bartalos, Bert Bergen, Lauren DiCioccio, Jeremy Fish, David Huffman, Walter Logue, Stephanie Syjuco, Kelly Tunstall, Jenifer Wofford, Chelsea Wong and featuring a stamp created by Lawrence Ferlinghetti.

What is Passport?
Passport is an annual DIY art collecting event benefiting the San Francisco Arts Commission Galleries. Since 2009, Passport, has been bringing together a new lineup of celebrated Bay Area artists each year and inviting the public to create a limited-edition artist's book by collecting original, artist-designed stamps in a custom edition Moleskine "passport" notebook. This year, from noon to 4 pm, join hundreds of do-it-yourself art collectors and take to the streets of North Beach, following a designated route, to collect stamps from the artists themselves. While discovering some of the brightest spots in North Beach you can enjoy the people and small businesses that define the neighborhood's unique cultural character.

I want to Participate!
Step 1: Purchase your passport for $25 here. Or avoid the lines at will call and pick one up at the SFAC Main Gallery at 401 Van Ness (@ McAllister), Wed – Sat, noon – 5pm.

Step 2: Pick up your passport and event map at will call at Home Base in Washington Square Park between 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m on Sunday, October 14 come rain or shine.

Step 3: Follow the Passport map to eleven amazing local business where artists will be waiting to stamp your passport with an original artwork. (Note: Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s stamp will be administered by volunteers.)

DOWNLOADABLE MAP OF PASSPORT 2012 VENUES: map_versiontodownload

Step 4: Allow 2 - 3 hours to complete the route. Bring sunscreen and buy snacks from local vendors.

Step 5: Come to the After Party at 15 Romolo from 4 – 7pm. Share stories, meet the artists, buy raffle tickets, have a drink and congratulate yourself on producing a limited edition art book! (Note: Passport is a family friendly event, but the after-party is 21+)

Click here to learn more about Passport 2012.

Passport 2012 will be an exciting way to celebrate and re-discover the
artistic and historically rich neighborhood of NORTH BEACH !

Missed the Event but still want a Passport

To purchase please call the SFAC Gallery at 415.252.2568 or email Meg Shiffler, gallery director at  The Gallery offers a three-month installment plan as a purchase option. All proceeds go to SFAC Gallery’s programming fund supporting artist honoraria and exhibition costs.

Passport 2012 is organized by the San Francisco Arts Commission Galleries. Proceeds from the event go toward the SFAC Gallery’s Programming Fund, which supports artist honoraria and exhibition costs.  Passport 2012 is presented in partnership with  Moleskine®. Media sponsorship for Passport 2012 is generously provided by 7X7.



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