Founded by event designer Stanlee Gatti, interior designer Douglas Durkin, and the late Elaine McKeon, the four-day show celebrating 20th and 21st century “design in all its forms” featured prominent dealers from around the country. They exhibiting progressive design and art that set an entirely new standard for the Bay Area, with over 4,000 visitors attending.
The February 1st opening of the UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay was recently celebrated with a spectacular black tie event with more than 950 guests. The Champions Gala featured appearances by Tim McGraw, Kevin Spacey, the Oakland East Bay Symphony conducted by Michael Morgan, Vocal Rush, Alizma Violon Trio, and Tyia Wilson. During the event, angel investor and philanthropist Ron Conway announced a $40 million donation from himself, wife Gayle and sons Ronny, Topher and Danny, to help fund the new outpatient medical building at the UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay.
The debut of FOG Design + Art at the Festival Pavilion at Fort Mason demonstrated that San Francisco, despite its size, is a great art city.