Save Varnish Fine Art From The TJPA: Petition-Signing Rock-Out Event

Varnish Fine Art

One of our favorite art galleries in San Francisco, Varnish Fine Art, is in danger of being shut down by the TJPA (Transbay Joint Powers Authority), a massive renovation and expansion of the San Francisco Transbay Terminal. Tonight they are having a special Save Varnish from the TJPA: Petition-Signing Rock-Out Event from 7pm – 10pm.

Enjoy extended Happy Hour all night and rock-out on Guitar Hero during our petition-signing event to save Varnish from the TJPA (Transbay Joint Powers Authority). For nearly 6 years, Varnish Fine Art has been a lively and vital part of San Francisco. This small business established by directors Kerri Stephens and Jennifer Rogers in 2003 helped to spark a revitalization of a once dangerous corridor of South of Market and is now a force in what has become the Yerba Buena Arts District. Varnish has nurtured the people of SoMA and SF by supporting artists, providing a space for SoMA workers to gather after work and as a place for community minded citizens to rally. Now, the TJPA threatens to extinguish this bohemian flame. The TJPA plans to kick Varnish out of 77 Natoma Street and threatens to deny this locally owned, women-owned and community minded business the ability to exist in SF at all. Please sign our petition to show the political powers of SF that this is not OK.

Over the years we have hosted many events at Varnish Fine Art, including our Laughing Squid 10th Anniversary Party, so please help save this wonderful gallery from extinction.

photo by Scott Beale

Scott Beale
Scott Beale

Scott Beale founded Laughing Squid in 1995 in San Francisco and is currently based in New York City. When not running the blog, Scott can be found posting on Threads and sharing photos on Instagram.