2015 Passport

Concierge Passport 2015!


Can’t attend Passport 2015? No problem. We’ll stamp your passport for you and mail it to you after the event.

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Can’t attend the event? No problem. We’ll stamp your passport for you and mail it to you after the event. Passport 2015 is Sunday, October 18 in San Francisco’s historic Japantown.

This is not a regular, blank passport journal. This is our Concierge Passport for those that cannot attend the event, but want to add this year’s passport to their collection. Purchase the Concierge Passport and we’ll stamp it for you and mail it to you after the event.

Event details:
Stamping Day: Sunday, October 18, noon – 4 p.m.
Where:  Japantown, San Francisco
Passport Home Base / Will Call: Japantown Peace Plaza, an outdoor court which connects the Miyako and Kintetsu Malls. (Between Geary & Post and Webster and Laguna)
After-Party from 4-6 p.m.: Dosa, 1700 Fillmore Street, San Francisco
Presented in Partnership with: Invest in Neighborhoods

Wait, what is Passport?
Passport is the SFAC Galleries signature outreach event and where you create your own limited edition art book by collecting artist-designed stamps in a customized “passport” journal. Bring your friends and family to Japantown this year, where hot emerging and established Bay Area artists will be stamping at neighborhood businesses that help define this treasured historic district.

I want to go! How do I get a Passport?
Step 1: Purchase your passport for $25 here. Or at Passport 2015’s Home Base (Japantown, Peace Plaza) on Sunday, October 18, 2015 between 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Step 2: Pick up your passport and event map at will call at Home Base (Japantown, Peace Plaza) between 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 18 come rain or shine.

Step 3: Follow the Passport map to sixteen amazing local business where artists will be waiting to stamp your passport with an original artwork.

Step 4: Allow 2 – 3 hours to complete the route. Bring sunscreen and plan to shop and eat along the way.

I can’t go that day but I still want a Passport. Help!
Don’t worry; we’ll stamp it for you. Collectors can purchase a Concierge Passport for $125; gallery staff will collect all the stamps and mail it to the purchaser’s home. To purchase click here or call the SFAC Galleries at 415.252.2568 or email Meg Shiffler, gallery director at meg.shiffler@sfgov.org. All proceeds go to SFAC Gallery’s programming fund supporting artist honoraria and exhibition costs.

Who are the awesome participating artists?
Kathy AokiVicky Mihara AveryLinda Mihara, Takehito Etani, Rodney Ewing. Kota EzawaRenee Gertler, Taro Hattori, Jun KanekoMa LiMasako MikiRobert Minervini, Sandra OnoHadi TabatabaiTina TakemotoTaravat Talepasand and a stamp by Ruth Asawa, courtesy of The Estate of Ruth Asawa.


Who are the amazing partner host venues?
Passport Home Base: Japantown, Peace Plaza; Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California (JCCCNC)Paper Tree, National Japanese American Historical Society (NJAHS),Tokaido ArtsPika Pika, Aloha WarehouseMashiko Folkcraft, MaruQ, Yakini Q Café, Ichiban Kan, Kinokuniya Bookstore and the after-party at Dosa!