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The 4-day Fog Fair brings modern design to life, featuring exhibits, installations, and discussions with top gallerists, design dealers, artists and style-makers.

Images by Drew Altizer Photography


The spirit of creativity and innovation is always alive and well in San Francisco, and this week, modern art comes to life at FOG Design+Art. The Fort Mason Center Festival Pavilion will become the epicenter of  architecture, technology and modern design, when over 40 prominent 20th century and contemporary art and design dealers come together for FOG Fair from January 14th – 16th.  There will be a special Preview Gala on January 13 to benefit the SFMOMA‘s innovative exhibitions and education programs.

The four-day Fog Fair will bring custom installations and pop-up galleries from the Bay Area and beyond, as well as presentations and discussions on topics ranging from famed art collector Peggy Guggenheim to art collecting, and the San Francisco design and art scene.

In honor of the inventive spirit of the San Francisco Bay Area, this year’s FOG Design+Art will honor Instagram co-founders Mike Krieger and Kevin Systrom at the Innovators Luncheon on Thursday, January 14, with design writer and sociologist Sarah Thornton as special guest speaker.


Check fogfair.com for updated information. Confirmed exhibitors for the 2016 event include:

Wednesday, January 13

Preview Gala

5–10 p.m.

Ticket prices start at $175 and are available at www.sfmoma.org/fog

Kick off the FOG Design+Art fair in style at the FOG Preview Gala. Enjoy exclusive early access to the vast range of exquisite furniture, fine art and design objects from 43 dealers and galleries before the fair opens to the public. Stay for a festive evening of dining, drinks and design. Proceeds from the Preview Gala will support SFMOMA’s innovative exhibitions and education programs.

FOG Design + Art Fair Preview Gala Image by Drew Altizer Photography

FOG Design + Art Fair Preview Gala Image by Drew Altizer Photography

Thursday, January 14

11 a.m.–6 p.m.

Open to the public

12–1:30 p.m.

Innovators Luncheon honoring Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, co-founders of Instagram, with special guest speaker Sarah Thornton

Tickets are $200 per person and $2,000 for a table of ten and are available at fogfair.com/innovators

Cotogna 1

Friday, January 15

9–11 a.m.

ArtBites presented by SFMOMA’s Modern Art Council

Ticket prices start at $150 and are available at www.sfmoma.org/artbites or at the door.

Breakfast reception in the Mezzanine

Deconstructing Design: Inside the New SFMOMA

David Brenner, founder, Habitat Horticulture

David Darling, partner, Aidlin Darling Design

Jon McNeal, senior architect, Snøhetta

Moderated by Joseph Becker, associate curator of architecture and design, SFMOMA

11 a.m.–6 p.m.

Open to the public

Presentations–FOG Theater

1 p.m.

Impolite Wallpaper: Design through an Artist’s Eyes Beth Katleman, artist

3 p.m.

Visionary Wood: Northern California’s Woodworking Renaissance, 1970-79 with a spotlight on J. B. Blunk, Robert Strini and John Bauer

John Bauer, sculptor

5 p.m.

Screening: The Incredible San Francisco Artists’ Soapbox Derby 

Introduction by film director Amanda Pope

Cotogna 2


Saturday, January 16

11 a.m.–7 p.m.

Open to the public

Presentations–FOG Theater

1 p.m.

Screening: Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict

Introduction by Janet Bishop, Weisel Family Curator of Painting and Sculpture, SFMOMA

Screening followed by a conversation with film director Lisa Immordino Vreeland

Presented by Christie’s

3 p.m.

Developing the Confidence to Trust Your Instinct: Todd Hosfelt and David Breskin Discuss Collecting

David Breskin, writer, record producer, culture worker

Todd Hosfelt, Hosfelt Gallery

5 p.m.

Site-Specific: Creating an Immersive Moment

Charles de Lisle, designer

Tali Jaffe, executive editor, Cultured magazine

Presented by Cultured magazine