MEDIA ADVISORY / REQUEST FOR ONSITE COVERAGE:
SATURDAY, APRIL 23: 7:30pm – 9:30pm
WHAT/WHO: The Union Square Alliance Is Official Cultural Partner for
10th Anniversary Art Market San Francisco
10 Union Square Galleries Highlight District as
San Francisco Arts Hub
CK Contemporary Hosts Special Reception to Celebrate
Event’s Post COVID Return For First Time since 2019
WHEN: Saturday, April 23: 7:30pm – 9:30pm
WHERE: 246 Powell Street, San Francisco
HOW MUCH: FREE
WHY: After two canvas free, COVID-cloistered years, the internationally acclaimed Art Market San Francisco returns to San Francisco, marking the occasion with its new official cultural partner The Union Square Alliance highlighting ten Union Square Galleries: Caldwell Snyder Gallery, Cloe Gallery, Christopher-Clark Fine Art, CK Contemporary, Hang Art, K Imperial Fine Art, Maybaum Gallery, Nancy Toomey Fine Art, Scott Richards Contemporary Art and Sin Titúlo. On Saturday April 23 (7:30pm – 9:30pm) CK Contemporary (246 Powell Street) will celebrate the cultural vibrancy of Union Square and support Union Square Alliance as an Art Market SF official cultural partner by hosting an event that will include drinks from Union Square establishment ENO Wine Bar, as well as San Francisco based Subtle Spirits and small bites from Bluestem Restaurant & Market.
“There is no greater economic magnifier than art,” said Marisa Rodriguez, Union Square Alliance Executive Director. “Long known as the center of San Francisco’s gallery landscape, Union Square is showing off its renewed vibrancy in this recognition by Art Market SF as a true cultural hub and partner. The excitement is palpable, especially as crowds of art lovers return to the district in force for the first time in two years.”
Art Market San Francisco is the Bay Area’s premier art fair, taking place April 21-24 at Fort Mason Center. International attendees discover, discuss, and acquire works from 75 established and innovative modern and contemporary art galleries from around the world.
“The Cultural Partner program is a way for the fair to engage with a range of regional, cultural organizations,” noted Rodriguez. “This program expands the fair’s footprint beyond the gallery walls and their clients, to engage with the local community in a multitude of ways. The goal of this expansion is to support and contribute to the existing, ongoing cultural conversations here in Union Square – exactly what the mission of the Union Square Alliance is all about.”
About the Union Square Alliance:
The Union Square Alliance serves members and creates a high-quality visitor experience by managing and activating public spaces, attracting new investment, and advocating for the District’s future success. Union Square is the vibrant heart of San Francisco and an international destination where visitors come to enjoy exceptional retail experiences, luxury hotels, world-class cultural institutions, and great public spaces found only in the City by the Bay. A lively 27-block community surrounding Union Square Park in the heart of San Francisco makes up the Union Square Alliance. It is generally bordered on the north by Bush Street, on the east by Kearny Street, on the south by Market Street and on the west Taylor Street. For more information on the Alliance, go to www.visitunionsquaresf.com
CK Contemporary represents the very best in contemporary American and European artists working across a broad range of styles and media. While realism and representational art has long been the focus of the gallery, we continue to showcase artists whose distinct points of view set them apart within genres as far ranging as abstraction to still life. In addition to its roster of contemporary artists, CKC has developed a number of artist estates, primarily of mid-century American painters. Located in San Francisco’s historic Union Square, CK Contemporary is committed to new and experienced collectors who desire a skillful steward in the acquisition of paintings, drawings and sculpture that are both timeless and unique.
Set in the heart of Union Square, San Francisco ENO Wine Bar and Merchant is a casual wine bar and retailer of fine wine for those seeking a new adventure in wine. With a diverse selection of wine by the glass/bottle for here or to-go, ENO will enhance and entice your taste for the city’s abundant wine offerings. Excite your thirst for something new with an easygoing evening with friends or loved ones. Here at ENO, first-time sippers and worldly wine travelers alike are welcome to swirl, savor and sip their way to a relaxing experience in the very center of the City by the Bay.
Subtle Spirits is a contemporary independent bottling brand pairing each release with original label art. There is nothing subtle about our spirit, and from the beginning, we knew we had to do it differently. Our spirits aren’t intended to be categorized; they are meant to be experienced. With each release, we capture a place in time, dynamic like the artist whose work is featured on the bottle. Each one is personal to us because they represent real moments or ideas in our life, our story unfolding in real-time.
Bluestem Restaurant & Market is a spirited gathering place created to foster connection and serve people for how we eat and drink today, on the go, in the moment or somewhere in between. Our California coastal fare marries the vibrant bounty of ingredients native to Northern California, with the diverse cultural influences of the many immigrant groups who continue to plant roots in the region.