ART OF CHANGE / SEPTEMBER 6


SFAI PRESENTS
The Art of Change / Friday, September 6
A night of film, music, and art celebrating catalytic artists that change the world.

Join us on September 6 for a provocative evening of music, art, conversation, and film! The evening will feature a pre-release film screening of the new Prince documentary, Mr. Nelson: On the North Side, and will cap with a performance by Belling the Cat of Santa Fe, who recorded the film’s soundtrack, featuring prominent musicians Brian Hardgroove, Jono Manson, John Kurzweg, and Stephen Peace.

This annual fundraising event provides essential support for SFAI’s free international residency program. Our initiative to sponsor residency fees is a direct response to a global rise in intolerance and division, and the important need for institutions like SFAI to foster social equity and critical dialogue.

By purchasing a ticket to Art of Change, you directly fund an artist’s essential needs such as housing, transportation, studio supplies, and food — as well as our monthly artist’s talks, roundtables, exhibitions, and our signature community event SFAI140.

Choose your experience! There are 3 ticket packages to choose from based on your level of participation; Purple Rain, Raspberry Beret, and Little Red Corvette!

Please note the locations for each package may differ.

 


GET YOUR TICKETS TODAY! 

Purple Rain Package
$250 per person / SFAI & Tipton Hall

Cocktail reception, dinner, and SFAI’s Truth & Reconciliation: A Group Exhibition, followed by a conversation with Director Kirk Fera, Producer and Musician Brian Hardgroove (Public Enemy and Belling the Cat), and Director Chris Eyre (Smoke Signals and Skins), and a pre-release film screening of Mr. Nelson: On the North Side. End the evening with a premier performance by Belling the Cat. SFAI will host a dinner and work by SFAI artists in our beautiful gallery and studio spaces.

SCHEDULE
5:30—7:00PM Cocktail reception, Truth & Reconciliation: A Group Exhibition, & dinner at SFAI
7:00—9:00PM Panel discussion & pre-release film screening of Mr. Nelson: On the North Side at Tipton Hall
Mr. Nelson: On the North Side is the story never before told. In a mixed-race neighborhood during the Civil Rights movement, Prince found security, musical opportunities and encouragement at a local community center called The Way. This influence, coupled with the culture and music of the era, gave Prince his passion for music and performance.
9:00PM Premier performance by Belling the Cat at SFAI

Purple Rain Package — Table Sponsor
$2,500 (10 guests)
Sponsor a table and enjoy all that the Purple Rain Package has to offer for up to 10 guests!


Raspberry Beret Package
$50 per person* / The Screen & SFAI

Pre-release film screening of Mr. Nelson: On the North Side at The Screen, followed by an Truth & Reconciliation: A Group Exhibition and premier performance by Belling the Cat at SFAI.

SCHEDULE
7:30PM Pre-release film screening of Mr. Nelson: On the North Side at The Screen (Midtown Campus)
9:00PM Premier performance by Belling the Cat at SFAI


Little Red Corvette Package
$18 per person* / 9:00PM / SFAI

Truth & Reconciliation: A Group Exhibition and premier performance by Belling the Cat at SFAI. 


* SFAI Pivot Members receive a discount on ticket packages, visit sfai.org/pivot-events and enter your Pivot Member password. If you do not have access to your password, please contact media@sfai.org.

 

CAMPUS MAP / EVENT LOCATIONS (click to enlarge)



 


Sennheiser audio technology will be provided for the ultimate sound experience at the event.