Independent Artists’ Week (IAW) is a weeklong celebration dedicated to ensuring that artists, arts organizations, and the businesses that support them have a means to celebrate and network. This week of festivities includes live performances, showcases, panels, eco art awareness, networking /consulting, and more! In 2009, we began the process of branding Independent Artists’ Week Celebration to the Fillmore Jazz District. We hosted events in the Western Addition between Fulton and Post streets. Our vision is to continue this with the support and participation of the restaurants, business, and community organizations.
2012 Schedule and Breakdown
September 3, 2012: LABOR OF LOVE!
Hayes Valley Farm
NOON – 4PM
“Labor of Love” a live art celebration. Live performances, live painting, and art sales are sure to create a good time for art lovers and families. Drum circles, a section for kids to create arts and crafts and skateboarding, just to name a few – who could ask for more! “Labor of Love” is the place to be for Labor Day.
September 4, 2012: OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS
Yoshi’s SF, 1330 Fillmore St.
FREE if RSVP by 11:59PM on September 3rd/$5 After
**$5 Wristband to receive Extended Happy Hour Specials**
“Opportunity Knocks” a speed dating meets networking event where emerging artists have 10-minutes to meet one-on-one with industry professionals to show their work, gather advice on how to take their craft to the next level, or how to grow the audience for their work. Music producers, entertainment-marketing specialists, fashion executives and art gallery owners donate their time to support up-and-coming artists. Artists are encouraged to bring their music, portfolios, scripts, apparel, or other artistic medium for critique.
September 5, 2012: GO GREEN
Gallery 1307 1307 Fillmore St.
“Go Green” a sustainability/ eco art event art fair. This year we focus on sustainability in the creation of fine art and sculptures. Follow the craft of six local artists who create beautiful work by rethinking old pieces and incorporating found objects. We also join forces with Grind 4 the Green (G4G) to present a full circle view of the Green movement via their awesome mobile video display!
September 6, 2012: “THANK YOU” AWARDS
1300 on Fillmore, 1300 Fillmore St.
“Thank You” Awards Ceremony – This is our official celebration to say “thank you” to amazing Bay Area Artists, Art Supporters and Advocates who are on the front lines of the independent art movement. These persons have done exceptional work to empower others through art.
September 7, 2012: THE FILLMORE ART WALK
Fillmore St. (between O’Farrell and Eddy)
6PM-10PM/Until Midnight (select locations)
**$5 Wristband to participate in Happy Hour Specials (includes food/drinks in select restaurants)**
“The Fillmore Art Walk” is a multi-location art celebration and an assortment of one-night-only pop-up galleries along Fillmore Street featuring live painting, video/DJ Showcase, live music, supplemented by food and drink specials from the restaurants and lounges along Fillmore Street.
September 8, 2012: ART OF HEALING
Gallery 1307, 1307 Fillmore St.
“Art of Healing” look into the art and craft of yoga, tai chi, acupuncture, massage therapy, and meditation. Come and participate, ask questions and learn about taking care of your body from master body workers.
September 9, 2012: SUNDAY STREETS- OFFICIAL FINALE
Fillmore between Geary St. & McAllister St.
What a great way to end IAW! Music, games and prizes, biking, djs, performances and more- all in the streets of the Fillmore corridor!