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.