Where: 2948 16th Street
Please join us in generating crucial funding and community support for Adobe Books. The bookshop is suffering from an imminent rent increase; the shop has only a couple months to regain its footing before it succumbs to closure. The event will feature music, comedy, art installations, and a silent art auction with artists who have been part of the Adobe community over the years.
The auction will include work by:
New Bohemia Signs
James Sterling Pitt
... and many more!
Despite dire financial difficulties, shop owner Andrew McKinley and Backroom Gallery curator Katie Hood Morgan have produced well over thirty exhibitions and events over the last two years, providing artists assistance through promotion, distribution, producing announcements and press, installation and opening night receptions. Come celebrate this important community center!
All funds raised will directly fund Adobe’s efforts to remain open and operating as a bastion for San Francisco residents – many of who sought refuge as new transplants, and who have since flourished. Among these artists are Sonny Smith, John Dwyer and Greer McGettrick, and their respective bands Sonny and the Sunsets, Thee Oh Sees and The Mallard, who are lending themselves to performing in-kind. All bands will have merchandise tables, with flexi records and silkscreened posters in limited quantity, proceeds going to Adobe.
The event will also feature a special satellite installation by current Adobe Books Backroom Gallery artists Grant Earl Lavalley and Daniel Olsen. The exhibition in the Backroom Gallery will be on view until April 29th with a special event TBA on Friday, April 13th.
Many thanks to all of the contributing artists and to The Lab for hosting this awesome event!