Desire Trails returns this month with outdoor sound art installations—details below

Tickets & details at headlands.org

Opening Reception for Fall Project Space Exhibitions
Will Rogan & Edra Soto

After several weeks of work and transformation, Artists in Residence Will Rogan and Edra Soto will unveil the final state of their Project Space exhibitions at an afternoon reception. See below for more information about each artist’s project, and stop in a few times between now and then to see how the work progresses. Learn more
Sunday, November 5 | 4–6PM

Stay for dinner! Sunday Supper follows at 6:30PM. Details below, and tickets here.

Sunday Supper

$40 | $30 Members | Buy Tickets
Have dinner with us—just because—at our last Sunday Supper of the season, crafted and cooked by Headlands’ Chef Damon Little and served family-style in our historic, artist-renovated Mess Hall. Bring a couple of old pals or come ready to make some new ones, and let the weekend come to a close around an inspired table. Menu coming soon! Learn more
Sunday, November 5 | 6:30PM

Come early to attend the opening reception of the Fall Project Space Exhibitions with artists Will Rogan and Edra Soto4–6PM. Details above.

Desire Trails

With lunch: $35 | $30 Members | $15 children 3–12
Without lunch: $10 | $8 Members | Children 3–12 free
Under 3: Free, lunch included
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Grab your walking stick for Desire Trails, a once-a-year event where artists activate the Headlands landscape. In this edition, sound artists including Guillermo GalindoMolly Joyce (AIR), Andy PulsVoicehandler (AIR), and others tune our ears to a whole new experience of the outdoors. Hikers will meet in the Eastwing to briefly study-up on the science of sound before heading outside to find, observe, and participate in a variety of experiences orchestrated by artists, authors, and scientists. You’ll encounter analog and electronic sound-generating instruments powered by weather, solar energy, and even our own bodies, voices, and thoughts. After foraying, (r)amblers reconvene in the Mess Hall to enjoy a post-trek meal. This event is family friendly. Learn more
Sunday, November 12 | 12PM
Lunch served 1–3PM; advance meal purchase highly recommended

Under the Stars: An Outdoor Evening of Art

Free with RSVP | AT CAPACITY, Join Wait List
Help us close out the year by cozying up in The Commons—Headlands’ brand new, artist-designed gathering space—for a night of live music, storytelling, and cinema featuring short films made and selected by current and past Artists in Residence. Wear warm layers, bring some blankets, and pack a snack. We’ll also have hot chili and cornbread prepared by Headlands’ chef Damon Little for purchase. Libations and hot drinks generously provided by Alysian Wines, Equator Coffees & Teas, and Fort Point Beer Company. Learn more
Friday, November 17 | 7–9:15PM

Free and open to the public Sunday–Thursday, 12–5PM

Project Space presents site-specific exhibitions that are guided by information and experiences gathered while at Headlands. Home to select Artists in Residence each season, as well as occasional group exhibitions, Project Space is a place of exchange among artists and visitors, a place where ideas are germinated, conversations are shared, and new work is made. Visitors are invited to witness and engage with Project Space throughout the various stages of making: as working studios undergoing transformation, and in their final state as complete exhibitions. Learn more

No Human Eyes: Will Rogan

Multidisciplinary Bay Area artist Will Rogan has recently been using documentary photography as a guiding element in producing sculptures. During his seasonal job as an expedition guide aboard a cruise ship in Antarctica, Rogan produced many images of a human-free landscape. Combining these images with handmade ceramic pieces and other items evocative of human innovation, Rogan’s Project Space installation presents a confrontation between the austere and rugged environments of wild nature and human ideals of objects, community, and function. Learn more

View exhibition in progress: Sunday–Thursday, 12–5PM
Exhibition opening: Sunday, November 5, 4–6PM
On view through November 17

Open 24 Hours: Edra Soto

Chicago-based artist Edra Soto has devoted much of her multifaceted artistic practice to investigating the ways that class and race figure in post-colonial representations. Since 2016, Soto has been photographically documenting her Chicago neighborhood, focusing especially on areas that are accessible at all hours (such as her boulevard and adjacent streets). These places are highly visible, yet are rarely—if ever—cleaned by the city, and constantly accumulate detritus. While documenting the debris and trash, Soto found traces of a drug and alcohol fueled economy, drawing connections to the city’s recent and deep past. At Headlands, Soto will relocate Open 24 Hours into Headlands’ Project Space, producing an exhibition that includes architectural interventions, continued photo documentation, and a workshop for exhibition visitors to produce objects to be placed in the space. Learn more

View exhibition in progress: Sunday–Thursday, 12–5PM
Exhibition opening: Sunday, November 5, 4–6PM
On view through November 17

SFAI—Fort Mason Campus Opening Spectacle

Congratulations to San Francisco Art Institute on the opening of its Fort Mason Campus. Explore the new campus at the free, weekend-long Opening Spectacle, with exhibitions, artist commissions, performances, music, and more.
Friday, November 10 | 7–10PM
Saturday, November 11 | 12–5PM

Come for a visit

How to get to Headlands by bike, bus, or car  
Click here for directions to Headlands by car or bike. Limited parking is available onsite.
The MUNI 76X bus runs between San Francisco and Headlands on Saturdays and Sundays.
Headlands Center for the Arts is an unparalleled environment for the
creative process and the development of new work and ideas.
Photos by David Elliott, Andria Lo, and Jonathan Sprague. Fall Project Space images courtesy of artists.

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