Night Light: Multimedia Garden Party Preview
San Francisco's arts communities have had it rough lately. Anyone who's been paying attention to the news for the past couple of years knows the story: The Bay Area's median income has skyrocketed, thanks to the success of Silicon Valley; rents go up accordingly; and artists, facing eviction and sky-high costs of living, flee en masse. And yet that's not the full story, because there's still a remarkable amount of culture happening every week in this city. Night Light
, an annual party and show produced by nonprofit arts incubator SOMArts, is the proof in the pudding. Produced in conjunction with a staggering number of artists (nearly 90 total), the event is an audiovisual extravaganza, featuring visual and performance artists alongside sound artists and musicians. It's impossible to mention all the talent involved here, but savvy attendees shouldn't miss works by Aja Vision, Russell Butler, Sophia Wang & Tooth, Andy Puls, MJ Bernier, and many more.