This May marks the 60th annual Potrero Hill Artists’ Exhibition, at the Potrero Branch Library. This non-juried show features 78 artists who live, work or study on the Hill and in Dogpatch.
The exhibition is purportedly San Francisco’s oldest annual art show. It began in 1955, and has been held every year since, with the exception of three years during when the branch was closed for renovations. The first show was organized by a group of artists who painted with, or under the tutelage of, the late Charles Farr, and helped save the branch from being closed by the City. Farr remained an integral part of the art show for many years.
The 60th annual Potrero Hill Artists’ Exhibition opens Saturday May 5 and runs through July 28. A free reception will be held at the Branch on May 5, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., featuring string band music by KC and the MooNshine Band and light refreshments.