Announcing a new Meetup for PAIRINGS: Wine, Art and more
What: Saturday: Winetasting picnic followed by the SF Fine Art Fair
When: Saturday, May 22, 2010 12:00 - 4:00 PM
Price: $28.00 / 49.00 for two
Fort Mason Center
San Francisco, CA 94123
For nearly a decade, the City by the Bay has been without a major internationally-ranked fine art fair-until now. Over $300 million in art representing 500 artists from 70 worldwide renowned galleries will be available for viewing and purchase. Attendees can select from the finest collection of 6,000 significant artworks from the 20th and 21st century - focusing on 1950?s to present. Carefully vetted, the fair offers a superb selection of paintings, works on paper, drawings, printed editions, photography, and sculpture (both indoors and outdoors.) From the masters to important contemporary offerings, artworks range in price that fit into every collector's budget. http://sffineartfair.com/
Before strolling through the pavillion we'll enjoy an al fresco lunch and wine tasting looking out on the Bay just above the Fair in upper Ft. Mason adjacent to one of the historic batteries. When the Civil War broke out in 1861, San Francisco's defense rested solely on the firepower of Fort Point and Alcatraz. The Union valued California's natural (and economic) resources and built three temporary emergency fortifications in the Bay Area, including Black Point Battery (also known as the Point San Jose Military Reservation) to protect them. Named for the dark cluster of laurel trees that once grew on the bluff, Black Point Battery provides a sheltered picnicking and sunbathing spot overlooking the battery and the bay. (You can also take the paved path, with its many steep stairs, back down to Aquatic Park).
Here's an excellent historic/architectural guide to Ft. Mason all of which was once called Black Point http://www.nps.gov/goga/planyourvisit/upload/sg-foma.pdf
Black Point Battery vista sits behind the Ft. Mason hostel. There is plenty of parking in upper Fr. Mason. Also it's close to Van Ness and various Muni lines. See this map: http://www.nps.gov/goga/planyourvisit/upload/map-foma.pdfCost: $28 per person/$49 for two prepaid to include entrance into the Fair and box lunch with a variety of wines and other beverages
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Learn more here:http://www.meetup.com/The-San-Francisco-Wine-Art-and-more-Meetup-Group/calendar/13502068/