Mission B.A.G. (Bad Art Gallery)

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Self-described as only the “finest bad art from esteemed Bay Area collections (thrift stores, yard sales, flea markets),” the Mission Bad Art Gallery in San Francisco is for everyone, no matter your art knowledge. It’s not really an art show but more of a comedy exhibit, with catalog descriptions of bad art including, “it is a painting only in the most literal sense,” and “there is absolutely no artistic expression in this piece.”

The show began as an offshoot of SF’s film festival, IndieFest, and has had several events already, including a Big Lebowski Party last Saturday with a midnight screening.

Check it out this weekend with their “Total Trivia Meltdown” on Friday and “Ghost Town Gospel” live play production on Saturday.

And don’t forget to order “The Special”: a shot, a beer and a painting for only $20.

Doors open at 7pm, located at Valencia and 16th.













“Portrait of Uncle Glen — Thanksgiving, 1983.”
Artist: Alvarez Hickenlooper












Artist: Ricky Lake












Artist: Quintin Rodriguez

AJ Kiyoizumi is the lead visual art critic. Contact AJ at [email protected].