FOG Design + Art Fair is back this weekend, but with many COVID-19 protocols

There’s one annual art event that isn’t canceled in January 2021, and that’s the FOG Design + Art Fair, which takes place in Fort Mason and beyond Thursday through Sunday.

January seemed dunzo from an in-person art event perspective, as the cancellation of Sketchfest SF last week quickly spawned a slew of other Omicron variant cancellations. But now that we’re literally on the eve of the prestigious Fog Design + Art Fair at the Fort Mason Center, and they still haven’t canceled it, it’s fair to say that this 50,000 square foot art exhibit which attracts 50 top galleries from around the world will explode, but with restrictions and precautions that you have probably never encountered in a gallery exhibition before.

“Precautions are part of what needs to happen after you do something in the end [of the pandemic] or at the start of a new variation. [But] I feel really good about it,” Stanlee Gatti, founder of the FOG show, told the Chronicle. “There’s something to be said for every dealer always participating.”

The Fort Mason event, and its many SF Art Week satellite screenings across the city, will of course require proof of vaccination at these largely indoor events (although proof of booster is not required). ). Other precautions include mandatory masks except in designated food and drink areas, with capacities being lower and ticketing timed to manage capacity size.

And the satellite events are also worth checking out. The FOG Fair editorial staff of the Examiner notes the very interesting sound “The FORE-SITE Foundation’s climate change-focused exhibition ‘Lands End’, which brings together an international roster of 26 artists in the former Cliff House building at Ocean Beach”.

You too could be hanging out with Stanlee Gatti and Susan Swig at the FOG Design + Art Fair, because it’s actually an incredibly affordable event. One-day tickets are just $25, and that’s good for eight hours of gallery time, except Sundays, when the show ends at 5 p.m. because these tickets are already sold out.

FOG Design + Art Fair is Thursday, January 20 through Sunday, January 23 at the Fort Mason Festival Pavilion, 2 Marina Blvd. Tickets here.

Related: Artist Judy Chicago will perform a colorful ‘Smoke’ piece outside of deYoung next week [SFist]

Image: Fog fair via Instagram

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