Stories about Art

‘Art of Peace’ transforms guns into beauty

YBCA exhibit displays power of gun buyback and education programs of United Playaz and Robby Poblete Foundation.

At Creativity Explored, Isaac Haney-Owens curates a vibrant ‘Cityscape’

From a replica of a newsstand to his own painted reproductions of iconic signs, the artist presents a vision of San Francisco.

Jewish Film Festival sparks with romance, tragedy, fiddler on roof

From Ethiopian civil war to Broadway blockbuster, the 39th edition of the fest continues to broaden its scope.

Dan Hoyle’s border-crossing art of empathy

The stage chameleon talks about his latest solo show 'Border People'—and the profound importance of talking to strangers.

Screen Grabs: A Japanese master of ‘The Human Condition’ gets his due

Plus: Frozen Film Festival, The Farewell, a Blaxploitation classic, Sword of Trust, Sea of Shadows, and more in cinemas this week.

In Yuba County, protesting Northern California’s last ICE prison

Repulsion to Trump is expanding beyond the liberal enclaves.

Screen Grabs: A wave of women behind the camera

Two series showcase cinematography and horror. Plus: Cockettes at 50, transgender in Hong Kong, Leonard Cohen's muse, more

Ethnic Dance Fest transcends borders 41 years in

From "sweet event" to vibrant showcase of technical excellence, the festival now features 30 expressions of global dance.

Avast ye, developers! SF Mime Troupe’s ‘Treasure Island’ opens 60th season

Street theater legends take on massive housing project in the bay, with singing, dancing, and radiation level warnings.

Screen Grabs: Andy Warhol’s brilliant camp

A notable retrospective at SFMOMA. Plus: Diamantino, Ophelia, Descent into Darkness, Too Late to Die Young, and more in cinemas.