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This Weekend: A Celebration of Arts Around Town

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Thursday, July 18, 2019

Events: Starting with a Friday preview, the Minnesota Street Project's San Francisco Art Book Fair kicks off three days of support for local artists. The San Francisco Botanical Garden's annual Flower Piano event wraps up this weekend, so be sure to head to Golden Gate Park to find the 12 pianos hidden throughout the Garden. The Giants will finish out a four-game series against the New York Mets that begins Thursday evening and lasts through the weekend. Sunday (sundae?) will be inarguably the sweetest day of the weekend with over 50 flavors of ice cream in countless forms available at the SoMa StrEat Food Park in celebration of National Ice Cream Day. Read more about our featured events below.

T Train in the Bayview
The T Third Street Line will take riders to within two blocks of this weekend's Art Book Fair in Potrero Hill. Photo: SFMTA Archive

San Francisco Art Book Fair

Friday-Sunday, various times
Potrero Hill

Free and open to the public, the SF Art Book Fair is an annual event in Potrero Hill hosted by the Minnesota Street Project in the Dogpatch neighborhood. The weekend-long event features artists' books, art catalogs and antiques as well as hosting a range of talks and discussions and much more. There will be a DJ providing music for the event and there will be food, wine and beer for sale.

How to Get There on Muni: Riders may take the T Third Street Muni Metro Line or the 48 Quintara/24th Street route to near the event.

Muni Service Notes: There are no planned service changes for this event.

Urban Youth Graffiti Arts Festival

Saturday, 12 to 5 p.m.
Bernal Heights

Continuing this weekend's art theme, the Urban Youth Arts Festival will host their 23rd annual Graffiti Arts Festival in Precita Park in the Bernal Heights neighborhood. Artists from around the area of all ages are welcome to showcase their talents and express themselves through art on the huge community painting wall in the park -- over 500 feet of wall space in total!

How to Get There on Muni: Riders may take the 12 Folsom/Pacific, 27 Bryant or the 67 Bernal Heights routes to near the event in Precita Park.

Muni Service Notes: There are no planned service changes for this event.

Remember that you can take Muni for the entire day for a single $5 fare. The new $5 Day Pass, available on MuniMobile®, is part of Muni’s recent fare changes. The pass is intended to encourage a safe, convenient way to pay your fare and quickly board Muni vehicles, which reduces overall travel time for everyone. The $5 Day Pass is Muni bus, rail and historic streetcars only.

“On Tap” gives you a heads up about the big events in town and what Muni routes and lines will get you to the party. Look for this feature to be posted usually on Thursdays for a look ahead to the weekend. Check out our Weekend Traffic & Transit Advisory for more details.