Join us for the opening day of The de Young Open exhibition. Celebrate the Bay Area’s artistic communities and the featured artists from Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma. This all-day, free event includes live performances by local musicians, food trucks, pop-ups, and film screenings. Conclude the day by taking pictures in our photo booth and participating in our family art-making activities.
We are committed to expanding our accessibility during your visit! In addition to free entry to the exhibition and programs, McCalls Catering & Events will be offering a grab-and-go pop-up station in the Café Terrace.
Noon – 12:45 pm + 2 – 2:45 pm, DJ Nina Sol
Listen to music by Nina Sol, who delivers a genre-bending soulful sound characteristic of her Afro-Latina heritage and warm and sunny disposition.
Image courtesy of Nina Sol Robinson
1 – 1:45 pm, La Gente SF
Enjoy a unique blend of world, cumbia, reggae, salsa, and reggaeton music by La Gente SF, a group born in the Bay Area led by Rafael Bustamante Sarria, singer-songwriter and voting member of the Recording Academy/Grammys.
Image courtesy of Rafael Sarria Bustamante
Noon – 4 pm, Cork + Craft with Shogun Shido, a.k.a DJ Jambalaya
Osher Sculpture Garden
Create your own abstract painting with Shogun Shido, a.k.a DJ Jambalaya. Learn more.
Art by Shogun Shido
Noon – 4 pm, Patch Culture: A DIY workshop with Sew Frisco
Piazzoni Murals Room
Create your own unique tote bag and patch inspired by our exhibitions and collections.
Image courtesy of Sew Frisco
9:30 am – 5:15 pm, The de Young Open 2023 film screenings
Watch The de Young Open 2023 films by Tavi L. Carpenter, Lizzie Montana Myers, Bryan Hewitt, and more.
Image by Gary Sexton
11 am – 3 pm, Beet Making with Artist As First Responder
Kimball Education Gallery
Use fruits and vegetables to create hip-hop beats with Artist As First Responder. Celebrate the 50th anniversary of hip-hop and get to know Bay Area hip-hop artists and musicians.
Image courtesy of Artist As First Responder
Noon – 4 pm, Wheel of Fun
Spin the Wheel of Fun and win prizes.
Image by Gary Sexton
Masking is strongly recommended, but no longer required for members of the public or employees while in the museum.
All programs are free and do not require additional tickets. Entry to the exhibition is free during the Opening Day Celebration and every Saturday for Bay Area residents.
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival will be Friday, September 29 to Sunday, October 1. Parking will be limited. Please account for traffic when visiting Golden Gate Park.