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FOG Art + Design Fair and San Francisco get an expanded Art Week

The FOG Art+ Design Fair opens January 18 – 21, 2024 just next door at Fort Mason Center’s Pier 3 building and will feature 46 dealers. On the eve of the fair is the gala to support SF Moma’s education and exhibition programs. 

Additionally, the fair will bring back Fog Talks, a program that explores the intersections of art, design, and technology, and celebrate the official launch of SF Art Week.

FOG is known for its mix of established galleries and design focus featuring galleries such as Andrew Kreps Gallery, David Zwirner, Hauser & Wirth, Karma, LUHRING AUGUSTINE, Gió Marconi Gallery, Pace Gallery, NILUFAR, Barbara Gladstone and Marian Goodman. 

This year the fair has announced that it will include an invitational platform, called Fog Focus, designed to bring much-needed attention to young and underrepresented artists Commonwealth and Council (LA), Crèvecœur (Paris), Et al., (SF) and OCHI (LA). 

SF Art Week logo
The new SF Art Week website

The updated SF Art Week is initiated by Emily Counihan, an art consultant with art fair experience having worked at Untitled and NADA (New Art Dealers Alliance) in NY / Miami. “I love the energy that art fairs bring into cities,” said Counihan. “Whether it’s Miami, New York, or places in Europe, traveling for fairs is also an opportunity to discover local culture, arts organizations, and artists, whether they’re part of the fair or not.”

SF Art Week provides a comprehensive participant list, map, and neighborhood guide to discover great art to view some of San Francisco Bay Area’s Art museums, galleries, non-profit organizations, and creative spaces.

Participants include leading galleries: Altman Siegel, Catherine ClarkFraenkel Gallery, Jessica Silverman, and Rena Bransten. SFs numerous Institutional spaces include Asian Art Museum, Institute of Contemporary Art, Minnesota St. Project, and Headlands Center for the Arts