The Expo for Independent Arts: Our 10th Anniversary!

On Saturday, Sept. 26, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., the Bay Area’s only grassroots connection fair for independent arts, music & culture comes to the Music Concourse in Golden Gate Park!

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EXHIBIT: Showcase your art project, service, venue and more! Tables start @ $25 (Note: After September 15th late fees may apply)
VOLUNTEER: Meet people, build community, make the Expo come alive
SPONSOR: Support the arts, and spread the word about your business
CONTRIBUTE: Performance, sculpture, installations, workshops welcome

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The Golden Gate Park Music Concourse is between the DeYoung Museum and the Academy of Science, a short walk from the N-Judah, 5 Fulton, 6 Parnassus, 43 Masonic, 44 O’Shaughnessy and 71 Haight. Parking is available for a fee.
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Special Events & Activities:

(9/26) The Four Corners Mural Project! Four large-scale murals will be painted LIVE at the Expo, featuring the talents of the Quetzal Collective (East Bay), Andy Gouveia (South Bay), Brino Ism (North Bay) and Precita Eyes Mural Center (West Bay).

(9/25) The Expo Symposium for Independent Arts! The day before the Expo, on Sept. 25, an all-day lineup of conversation and workshops comes to the Brower Center in Berkeley. DIY skills, social media, the artist as citizen, the artist as worker, and more.

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More About the Expo:

WHAT IT IS: The Expo is the premiere event for arts-audience development and -community building in the Bay Area — a gigantic Show & Tell for arts projects of all genres and disciplines to engage with the public, gain recognition and new audiences and supporters. We expect 200 exhibitors and upwards of 5,000 attendees from around the Bay Area and beyond.

CAN I EXHIBIT?: Absolutely! This event is open to diverse arts projects, arts service, performance troupes (dance, theater, music), venues, ‘zines, record labels, schools, studios, galleries, collectives and more! Register for a table today: Fees start at just $25 for community projects and small nonprofits. (After September 15th, late fees may apply)

LEARN MORE: Browse archives of earlier events, and watch a YouTube video of Expo 2007 at SomArts.


(View the whole list with live links.)

1:AM SF Gallery • 16th & Mission Comix • 1984 Printing • 2MinuteFinance • 57th Street Gallery • Adventures in Advertising / Fresh Ideas • Affirmative Acts Coaching • AK Press • Alameda County Equality Team • Alternative Tentacles Records • Alternative Tentacles Records • AMIES • Art Network • art xx magazine • AXIS Dance Company • Bawdy Storytelling • Bay Area Independent Publishers Assoc • Blackbird Photography LLC • California Lawyers for the Arts • CELLspace • Center for Cultural Innovation • center for unauthorized repairs • Circus Bella • coffee bike! • CounterCorp • Dancers’ Group • DreamSchemeProductions • Eth-Noh-Tec • Flash Publications • Foundation Center • Friends of KUSF • Friends of SCRAP, Inc. • FullCalendar • FunCheapSF • Funksville • • Global Hobo • Hologlyphics • Illuminated Media/Pharos Publications • Independent Television Service (ITVS) • Indie Abundance • IndyBay – San Francisco Independent Bay Area Media • Intersection for the Arts • KALX 90.7 FM • KFJC 89.7FM • last gasp books • Lisa Maxwell Portraits • Local Patron & SFGallery143 • Manic D Press • Maximum Rock And Roll • ME’D1.ATE • Medium Reality • missfoghorn design • mission creek music & arts festival • Mission: Comics & Art • New Village Press • • Not For Tourists • Oddball Film+Video/San Francisco Media Archive • OFF Space • OmniCircus • Paper Organics Jewelry • Paper Sculpture • patchwerk press & Rock Paper Scissors Collective • penelope weaves • • Plastic Antinomy Magazine: Visual Arts in the Bay Area • PM Press • poem store • Precita Eyes Muralists • priscilla’s parasols • rad dad zine • Raging Grannies Action League • RayKo Photo Center • RE/Search Publications • Red Hots Burlesque • • Root Division • Rose Street Harmony Tours • San Francisco Chamber Orchestra • San Francisco Cinematheque • San Francisco Zine Fest • San Pancho Art Collective • Sarah Thibault • Self • SF Fashion and Merchants Alliance/ SF Art Forum • SF IndieFest • SFMOMA • SOMArts • Songbird Festival • Swankety Swank • • Tachyon Publications • Temple of Poi • The Art Institute of CA – SF • The Bay Bridged • The Crucible • The Icarus Project • The Lab • The Peanut Gallery • The Present Group • The Public Press • Trash Mash-Up • VisibleVoice: Visual Media Arts Education For Bay Area Youth • Women’s Audio Mission • Women’s Film Institute • Work from Within •