SAN FRANCISCO—The fourth year of San Francisco’s Fog Design and Art Fair will host its gala opening at Fort Mason on Wednesday, January 11. The fair will take place from January 12 to January 15. Wednesday evening’s gala will benefit the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
FOG aims to celebrate current, innovative, and significant artists who are affecting and shaping the design and visual art world. The fair will include exhibits, installations, and discussions with some of the world’s biggest artists, designers, galleries, architects, and stylists.
“The fair assembles 45 leading international galleries, including some of the most prominent dealers of 21st-Century and contemporary art and design,” states FOG’s website. Dealers will be from the Bay Area, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and London. An installation by Stanlee Gatti entitled 21POP will be featured at the event, as well as some special SFMOMA cultural programs. Gatti, Douglas Durkin, Roth Martin, Katie Paige, Allison Speer, Susan Swig, and Cathy Topham comprise FOG’s committee. Gatti, along with the late Elaine McKeon, saw to it that the opening gala would benefit SFMOMA.
There will be culinary pop-ups from Cotogna and Jane. Cotogna is a casual Italian establishment by Chef Michael Tusk located in Jackson Square. Jane offers fresh, high-quality and health-conscious foods in two separate locations in San Francisco on Fillmore and Larkin, in addition to a bakery on Geary Street.
The “Innovators Lunch” on January 12 will honor the two men who started the social media company Instagram, Mike Krieger (CTO) and Kevin Systrom (CEO). For Friday’s “ArtBites,” SFMOMA’s Modern Art Council will hold a breakfast and panel discussion.
The hours of the weekend-long event will be January 12-January 14 from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m.
SFMOMA re-opened in May 2016 after an extensive three year-long project to expand the museum, which more than doubled the museum’s gallery space and allotted over six times as much public space within the museum.