For Immediate Release: Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Media Contact: Katherine Jardine
(415) 557-4295; Katherine.Jardine@sfpl.org
Picture Perfect on Potrero Hill
60th Anniversary of the Potrero Hill Artists’ Exhibition
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – May marks the 60th annual Potrero Hill Artists’ Exhibition at the Potrero Branch Library, on view beginning Saturday, May 5. Attend a reception during Potrero Branch’s Open House celebration and enjoy a magic show, live music, light refreshments and gorgeous artwork.
The Potrero Hill Artists Exhibition is purportedly the oldest annual art show in San Francisco. The show began in 1955 and has run every year since (barring 3 years when the branch was closed for renovations). The first show was organized by a group of artists who painted with the late Charles Farr and helped to save the Potrero branch from being closed by the City. Sixty years later the show is still going strong, with artists who live, work, or study on Potrero Hill and in the Dogpatch neighborhood participating each year.
The Potrero Hill Artists Exhibition – May 5 – July 28, Potero Branch Library
Reception & Open House – May 5, 5 – 8 p.m., Potrero Branch Library
Sneak Preview with Magic Dan (for Families) – May 5, 11 a.m., Potrero Branch Library
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