Celebrate the opening of Bay Area Now 8 with a wild night filled with art, DJs, dancing, drag, and deep queer revelry for all, hosted by Honey Mahogany and curated by the Stud.

Bay Area Now 8, YBCA’s signature exhibition, showcases 25 Bay Area artists, architects and designers whose works reflect the diversity of our community and inspire us. The exhibition showcases a broad range of creative practices includes painting, photography, ceramics, textiles, video, digital media, and, for the first time, environmental, landscape and building architecture and design.

Connect with the artists we’ve chosen for this uniquely-curated experience held once every three years. We’ll celebrate with specially-crafted BAN8 cocktails, dancing, special musical guests Siobhan Aluvalot and DJ Jibbz, and drag performances featuring STUD favorites Persia, Nicki Jizz, Kochina Rude, and Hollow Eve. It’s an event you won’t want to miss.

Hosted by 2018 YBCA 100 Honoree Honey Mahogany and curated by 2017 YBCA 100 Honoree the Stud.

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Ticket Info

Regular Admission: $12 in advance / $15 at the door

YBCA Members

FREE for YBCA Members at all levels*.

YBCA Members enjoy unlimited free admission to Opening Night Parties*.

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*Number of tickets per visit based on membership level.


Yerba Buena Center for the Arts is grateful to the City of San Francisco for its ongoing support.

YBCA Programs are made possible in part by: The James Irvine Foundation, with additional funding by National Endowment for the Arts, Grosvenor, and Members of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

YBCA Exhibitions are made possible in part by: The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Panta Rhea Foundation, Mellon/American Council of Learned Societies Public Fellows Program, and Meridee Moore and Kevin King.

Bay Area Now 8 is made possible in part by Rena G. Bransten.