4 Visual arts events worth seeking out in San Francisco this week

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By Hoodline - Published on April 02, 2019.

If you're a fan of the arts, mark your calendars: there's plenty to do when it comes to artsy events in San Francisco this week, from a lecture on curation to a free life drawing and portrait workshop.

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Tilden Tuesday Art Event

First up, the Tilden Hotel's rotating art program showcases a new local artist every two months in its lobby. On Tuesday, artist Parisa Ghaderi takes over the ground-floor walls for her two-month residency. Ghaderi will also be on hand to discuss her work, along with live entertainment and complementary drinks and snacks from the Tilden's in-house bar and restaurant. 

When: Tuesday, April 2, 5-8 p.m.
Where: Tilden Hotel, 345 Taylor St.
Price: Free
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Maria Lind @ YBCA

Next, the California College of the Arts and the Curatorial Research Bureau presents Call + Response with Maria Lind at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on Wednesday. Lind works as a curator, writer and educator based in Stockholm, Sweeden, currently at Tensta Konsthall. At the event, she'll discuss the intersection between arts institution and the broader community. 

When: Wednesday, April 3, 6-7:30 p.m.
Where: Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission St.
Price: Free
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Portrait Party at ARCH

Next up is a free life drawing and portrait sketch party at ARCH Art Supplies in the Design District on Saturday. Participants will "gather in small groups, and everyone will take a turn sitting f," write the organizers. Expect one-minute poses, followed by a round of 10-minute poses. Be sure to bring your own art materials, or take advantage of the shop's 10% discount for attendees. 

When: Saturday, April 6, 2-4:30 p.m.
Where: ARCH Art Supplies, 10 Carolina St.
Price: Free
Click here for more details, and to register

Up-Close and Personal - Mindful Art Exhibition/Workshop

Finally, Ivory Coast-born painter Nelfa will present a workshop at the International Hotel Manilatown Center on Saturday afternoon, called Up-Close and Personal: "Leveraging mindful art to reconnect with self." 

The workshop aims to to help both artists and non-artists alike to lean from their own life narratives through creative expression. No prior art experience is required. 

When: Saturday, April 6, 3-7 p.m.
Where: International Hotel Manilatown Center, 868 Kearny St.
Price: $24 Mindful Art Engagement Workshop; Free Mindful Art Exhibition
Click here for more details, and to register

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