Ark Exhibition + Auction

Presented By

The Svane Family Foundation

Through Sep 25th

Help The Svane Family Foundation keep art in the San Francisco Bay Area by attending the Ark Exhibition + Auction at Fort Mason Center For Arts & Culture’s Pier 2 building. The Svane Foundation has invested $1 million in 100 Bay Area artists to create new work for the Ark collection. The Svane Foundation plans to donate 100 percent of the auction proceeds to ArtSpan, a San Francisco non-profit organization that hosts the annual San Francisco Open Studios event and supports the art community.

The exhibition features music by Motel Club, treats, and drinks by Rye On The Road. Ark artists attend on Saturday, September 18, 2021, with music by Ark artists Melanie DeMore and Mary Watkins. On September 18, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. celebrate ArtSpan night with Ark artists Paul Madonna and Cate White. The closing reception on Saturday, September 25, 2021, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. offers remarks by Mikkel Svane, San Francisco Mayor London Breed, and Ark artists.

Created by Mikkel Svane, CEO and Founder of ZenDesk, the Svane Foundation launches the Ark Exhibition as its first program to “celebrate the range, diversity, and brilliance of Bay Area artists and inspire art collectors both seasoned and new to support their work.” The auction is also available online starting September 16, 2021.

Visitors must wear a mask, supply proof of vaccination, and sign up in advance for a timed entrance that lasts 90 minutes. Admission for each timed ticket is limited to 150 people. Available time slots are: Thursday, September 16 and September 23, 2021, 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.; Friday, September 17 and September 24, 2021, 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, September 18 and September 25, 2021, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., and 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. On Friday, September 17, 2021, the exhibition is also open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (masks and vaccination proof still required, no reservation needed).

Free Admission


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