Each month the gallery hosts an evening of live art making featuring both established and emerging Bay Area artists. Inspired by Southern Exposure’s Monster Drawing Rally, 111 Minna offers patrons the opportunity to see local artists at work and get acquainted with them. It is also a way for artists to meet each other and to be inspired by each other’s creative process.
Sketch Tuesdays offers the local arts community a place to congregate, to talk, to create and to be seen. There is usually room for artists to just drop in and start drawing, but the good seats are reserved for the invited artists.
Art is for sale at reasonable prices and will be displayed until the event closes. This is a great opportunity to become a collector and to meet some very talented people!!
"..another example of really good value and the fun of collecting is the once a month Sketch Tuesdays at 111 Minna; 20 artists set up and draw or paint. Then they put it on the wall for between $5 and $30; the work is beautiful, cheap and plentiful" - Ron Turner, Last Gasp
"Once a month 111 Minna hosts Sketch Tuesdays featuring live drawing from local Bay Area artists. They drink and create and then sell their works for ridiculously low prices. I mean you can get some work from established artists for like $10. Granted the work isn't one of their best, but shit, if you ain't got the cash to buy a $1,500 piece by one of your favorites, $10 sounds pretty good to me. You can start collecting some of your favorites without breaking the bank... But besides all the art buying possibilities, it's just a good time. Drink with your friends and watch talented artists create." - John Trippe, FFDG
“As evidenced by the endless hoopla surrounding Bob Ross's television escapades, the artistic process is something people want to know more about. In response to this irrepressible need, 111 Minna Gallery offers up Sketch Tuesdays. The event itself intends to foster new relationships within the local visual art community, hopefully birthing dialogue, new ideas, and collaboration” - Michael Harkin, SF Bay Guardian
"The basic idea is that artists get together and hang out and make art and then they put it up for sale. The prices are exceptionally magnanimously marvelous, ranging from $6 to $30, most under $20. And we're talkin' good art by good artists. So for those of you who love art, but who aren't doctors, lawyers, investment bankers, shipping magnates, patricians, children of privilege, and so on and so forth, Sketch Tuesdays is very possibly the best option in town to jump start that art collection you've always dreamed of having." - Alan Bamberger, ArtBusiness.com
Thank you Alan for your mind-numbingly radical documentation of art in SF. Please visit:
Sketch Tuesdays at 111 Minna Gallery was founded by artist and curator Sacha Eckes in 2006. For history of artists who have participated in Sketch Tuesdays go here and type Sketch Tuesdays. Over nine hundred artists have participated in this event since it's inception, and growing.
~ The next Sketch Tuesdays will be held October 8th at 111 Minna Gallery from 6 to 10:00.
DJ Bald Elvis (101 Music North Beach)
Hosted by Brad K. Alder
Two super good solo shows on exhibit, "Anything Goes" by 111 Minna curator Micha LeBrun, & "Pick Your Poison" by Leon Loucheur
111 Minna Street @ 2nd St., San Francisco, CA 94105
Tuesday October 8th 18th, 6-10:00 sharp.
FREE (21+ only)
111 MINNA GALLERY
Established in 1993 in downtown San Francisco, 111 Minna Gallery is in the business of Art and Leisure. The gallery showcases a unique blend of local and international artists in an elegantly urban and ever-changing 4,000 square foot space. The gallery is open to the public and nightly on a rotating schedule for special events.