To check off another item on the sophisticated-and-or-hipster-things-to-do-in-SF list (if it actually existed), sillyfacemal and I decided to explore the Upper TL Art Walk since it was in the area.
It’s a pretty cool concept where there’s not only your traditional art galleries to see, but also collaborative studios, cafes, and other spaces. You go around, have some free wine (donations accepted), roam the streets, and enjoy some art.
There were definitely plenty of quirky little booths, but this one was my favorite, mostly because I love animals, and the peanuts reminded me of the elephants I met over summer.
Among the different establishments that we visited, one was a gallery in the back room and a spray paint retailer in the first room. Upon entry, we were greeted with a strong whiff of sweat smell and lots of happily dancing people. It was pretty similar to what I had imagined when thinking about young artists living together in the city.
Our favorite stop of the night was a collaborative studio mostly for but not limited to sculptors. You could rent studio space or cubbies to store your tools, and work/finalize/sell from your area. It was a really cool gallery and we loved the diversity of the work.
It was an interesting experience for both of us, and we agreed that maybe regular museums are a little bit more our thing. A night well spent though, and perhaps we will check it out again. There’s an art walk every first thursday of the month :).