Our lobby and galleries will be closed today, Monday 6/17. Please visit for our regular hours.
Join YBCA and Non Profit Feelings for a Free Third Thursday in celebration of Art Handlers, Preparators, and Registrars.

Our galleries are closed while our amazing installation crew of preparators (art installation experts) and registrars put the finishing touches on Suzanne Lacy: We Are Here, opening April 20th, so what better time to celebrate the people behind-the-scenes who physically make these exhibitions happen!

Enjoy specialty cocktails and DJ Abrilita (@sup_its_april_) of B-Side Brujas (@bsidebrujas) spinning all night long.

Co-hosted by Non Profit Feelings.


5PM: Cash bar open and DJ Abrilita in lobby

6:30PM: Artist to Artist conversation featuring Kat Trataris and Eli Thorne

About Non-Profit Feelings

Non Profit Feelings is a monthly happy hour, held at The Stud, for non profit workers and their friends. It is an informal place to let your hair down, have a drink, and relax without pressure to network, name tag, etc., just grab a drink and let those non-profit feelings fly away! You do a lot of good work and deserve a break!

Non-Profit Feelings is a space for politicos, writers, art workers, health workers, social justice workers! Everyone is welcome, and so are your friends, even if they work at a for profit (just make them buy you a drink).

The second Wednesday of each month, 5pm-9pm, at The Stud

Artist Bio

Kaitlin Trataris

Kaitlin Trataris is a sculpture and performance artist living and working in San Francisco. She co-founded W*AH (Woman* Art Handlers) a group dedicated to the support and growth of POC, queer, non-binary, trans, and womxn* identifying individuals in the professional arts industry as preparators, art handlers, technicians, fabricators, and other industry support roles. She also co-founded R/SF projects, a curatorial laboratory and contemporary gallery in downtown San Francisco (2016-2019). Trataris received her Master of Fine Arts degree from the San Francisco Art Institute, and her Bachelor of Fine Art degree from San Diego State University. In 2015 she was a recipient of the Murphy and Cadogen Contemporary Art Award. Her work has been shown at CCA Hubbell Street Galleries (San Francisco, CA), Incline Gallery (San Francisco, CA), NOSPACE (Oakland, CA), Embark Gallery (San Francisco, CA), Book and Job Gallery (San Francisco, CA), and SOMArts (San Francisco, CA). Trataris works as a Manager of Exhibitions, Events, and Partnerships at the San Francisco Art Institute.

Eli Thorne

Eli Thorne is an Oakland-based artist. He was born in Harrogate, England, and raised in Santa Cruz, California. He received his BFA from UC Berkeley. Later Thorne received his MFA from Mills College. Eli’s art practice is an exploration of adolescent and adult male identity in a contemporary masculine culture. As a trans man, his work aims to reconcile and negotiate his own sense of and relationship to masculinity. His work has shown in a variety of spaces in the Bay Area: Southern Exposure (San Francisco, CA), SOMArts (San Francisco, CA), Double Strength for Gallery 16 (San Francisco, CA), Incline Gallery (San Francisco, CA) and Royal Nonesuch Gallery (Oakland, CA). Eli is the Exhibitions and Collection Manager at The Mills College Art museum.

About Free Third Thursday

As part of the Yerba Buena Neighborhood-wide Third Thursdays, YBCA opens our galleries for free from 5-8pm and includes Artist to Artist, a rapid fire discussion between local artists about works in the galleries; a cash bar featuring designer cocktails; local DJs; and a 10% discount at the Curatorial Research Bureau bookstore.

Check back in each month to see who our featured artists, thinkers, and culture producers will be as we explore today’s most important topics through conversations, experiences and films.

About Artist to Artist conversation

Each month we invite two artists into our galleries to talk about the exhibition and get to know one another better by asking each other 3 questions of their choosing. This short, 20 minute talk will be recorded and available for future viewing.