Returning to SF’s Premiere Event Location — The Festival Pavilion at Fort Mason
May 16 — May 20, 2012
The San Francisco Fine Art Fair (SFFAF) returns for a third year in 2012 as one of the highlights in the Bay Area for contemporary art. In 2011, a rousing 16,500 art enthusiasts lined up and streamed through the fair. There was a bursting energy in the air and contagious enthusiasm as attendees were stunned, entertained and amazed by the wide spectrum of hi-caliber fine art displayed by the 73 exhibiting galleries. The well designed and spacious exhibit floor show cased scores of breath-taking installations, thought-provoking live performances, spectacular indoor and outdoor sculptures, memorable photography, significant paintings and historically important works on paper.
Partnering with the City of San Francisco, the Opening Gala bestowed Richard L Greene with the Lifetime Achievement Award for the benefit of ArtCare. Emceed by local TV personality Liam Mayclem and introduced by SFMOMA’s Exec. Director Neal Benezra, the kickoff ceremony set the high-energy and high profile tone for the Opening Gala. Over 3,000 eager visitors, many of whom were the who’s who of the northern California art buying community, poured into the exhibition over the 3 hours.