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This meetup is for anyone interested in working on art projects in a lovely outdoor setting. Work individually, or join with others on creative projects. Please bring your easel and set up in the garden, or share the large art table.
The setting is Hayes Valley Art Works, at the corner of Octavia Boulevard and Oak (enter on Lily Street). There is a lovely garden with trees and flowers. Bring your own easel and materials, or share with others. A work table and some chairs are provided.
All levels welcome, from beginner to professional artists.
For more information, visit www.hayesvalleyartworks.org or write to hayesvalleyartworksSF@gmail.com
Upcoming events (4+)See all
- Art Making with the Art Cart in Hayes ValleyHayes Street & Octavia Street, San Francisco, CA
The Art Cart returns Second Sunday of the month on the shared street and at Hayes Valley Art Works. We provide chalk and other art supplies - you provide the creativity!
Meet us at Art Works at 295 Oak and Octavia for family and dog friendly art making.
Great afternoon activity for you to play with your small humans and their fur friends.
- Jazz Jam Session and Art in the GardenHayes Valley Art Works, San Francisco, CA
Join us for an exciting Jazz Jam Session on the last Saturday of every month from 1-4 pm, located at the beautiful sculpture garden at Hayes Valley Art Works (HVAW) on the corner of Octavia and Page Street. This is a free event that's open to everyone, with light refreshments available by donation. We encourage you to show your support for the band by giving a donation, but no one will be turned away.
If you're a singer or instrumentalist, please sign up in advance with your songs and keys via the following link: https://tinyurl.com/JazzJamSignup.
Our jazz band, Curious Planet (@curious.planet @planet.curious) and @dotcomandthenoise, along with some talented local singers, will be entertaining you with their amazing music. Your host and emcee, Barbara "Babs" Early (@obabso), will make sure you have a great time.
We also invite local artists to exhibit their work in Artist Garden during the event, so be sure to check that out as well! Plus we have an exhibit in our gallery in the shipping container at the north end of the lot.
Tell your musician and singer friends to come along too! You won't want to miss this fantastic event presented by Hayes Valley Art Works, located at 295 Oak Street, San Francisco, CA.
For more information, please visit www.hayesvalleyartworks.org or follow us on Instagram at @hvaw.hayesvalleyartworks and @planet.curious.
- Free! Live Jazz Jam & Artists in the GardenHayes Valley Art Works, San Francisco, CA
Vibrant Jazz Jam Session & Artist Garden Gathering
Join Us Every Last Saturday of the Month! 1-4 pm
Discover the harmonious fusion of jazz and art in a picturesque garden setting at Hayes Valley Art Works (HVAW), nestled at Octavia and Page Street.
🎶 An Unforgettable Jazz Experience:
Calling all music enthusiasts! Embrace the rhythmic melodies and soulful notes of our free jazz jam session. Whether you're a vocalist or an instrumentalist, the stage is yours to shine. To secure your performance slot, kindly sign up with your song selections and preferred keys in advance, using this link: https://tinyurl.com/JazzJamSignup
🎉 Engage Your Senses:
Savor the live music amidst the backdrop of a charming outdoor sculpture garden. As you enjoy the melodies, indulge in light refreshments available by donation. Contributions towards the band's performance are greatly appreciated, and everyone is welcome.
🎨 Artistry Unveiled:
Explore an eclectic display of artworks by local talents available for purchase. From elegant jewelry to captivating paintings, prints, and unique creations, the garden transforms into a vibrant hub where emerging and established artists converge.
🎤 Featuring The House Band and Local Voices:
Elevate your experience with the sounds of The House Band and talented local singers, as they serenade you with their musical prowess.
🌟 Meet Your Host and Emcee:
Barbara "Babs" Early (@obabso) will guide you through this journey, ensuring a seamless blend of art and music.
🎟️ Spread the Word:
Invite your friends to partake in this unforgettable occasion, where creativity and camaraderie intertwine.
🎫 Tickets & Further Details:
Secure your spot and gather more information through our Eventbrite page: Jazz Jam at HVAW
📍 Presented by Hayes Valley Art Works
🎨 Supported by San Francisco Arts Commission:
Our dedication to the arts is reinforced by the support of the San Francisco Arts Commission.
🤝 Proud Member of Intersection for the Arts:
Our affiliation with Intersection for the Arts strengthens our commitment to artistic expression and community engagement.
Prepare to be immersed in the rhythmic tapestry of jazz and surrounded by the vibrant strokes of creativity. We look forward to welcoming you to an enriching afternoon at Hayes Valley Art Works!
- Sunday: Writing & Weeding new 1 hour format!Hayes Valley Art Works, San Francisco, CA
Join us Sundays for Writing & Weeding!
Hayes Valley Art Works is focused on building community through art.
We have reopened the garden with social distancing recommended.
We've all had times when we just can't seem to figure out how to the words out. Sitting with other writers in the garden really helps break writer's block. In our unique garden setting, you can also literally weed out your thoughts by taking some time to pull weeds in a community garden. Getting our hands in the dirt can sometimes inspire creative flow. (Note, we recommend you bring your own gardening gloves.)
During the Shelter in Place, we were Zoom only. Now we are back the garden at Hayes Valley Art Works - 295 Oak Street at Octavia - pulling some actual weeds!
We usually meet at the tables by the gate at Lily / Octavia. Writers are welcome to sit in either south or north garden, both are between Page and Oak on the east side of Octavia. Come to the gates halfway up the block on Lily Street (small alley at Octavia).
We suggest bringing any devices fully charged as we don't have outlets or a restroom Mercury Cafe across the street at Page and Octavia closes at 3 pm; we recommend stopping in there on your way over for a beverage and use the facilities if needed.
Please follow all local Covid guidelines. ** Currently we are varying between in person and Online depending on weather as we are in open air garden. If weather is not great, we will be on ZOOM. ** check back for updates each week.
Meeting ID: 876 7783 8098
Theme is open. Poetry, prose, fiction, non-fiction. Bring your own project to work on, or use the suggested themes and writing prompts announced at each meeting. Writers are free to share from their writing or not, as they wish.
Introductions at 12:00.
12:05-12:55 writing/weeding time
12:55-1:00 discussion, weeding time, share writing if inspired
share how the session went, stay on if you wish to discuss, share, or continue writing or help pull weeds!
More about Hayes Valley Art Works:
This event is linked with the Shut Up & Write event - https://www.meetup.com/shutupandwriteSFO/events/280885360
There is no fee for the meetup.
Donations to support Hayes Valley Art Works are welcome (donation jar), but not required.