16th Annual National Queer Arts Festival

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Come June, San Francisco’s Queer Cultural Center (QCC) will kick off the month long National Queer Arts Festival featuring prominent Bay Area LGBT artists. 

With an event for each day of June through July 6, there will be an array of performing arts, literary events, visual art, film/video, discussion, marches/parades, and workshops. It will also coincide with SF Pride, starting with Trans March on June 28 and Dyke March June 29. 

Providing fundraising and other technical assistance to emerging gender and culturally specific queer arts groups, the event also conducts the Creating Queer Community program, commissioning over 60 San Francisco-based artists to develop new work. 

The Queer Arts Festival took off on June 1 with the Zeitgeist Exhibition and Market showcasing visual art from 32 artists, QCC allies, food and drinks. 

Translated from German, the word “Zeitgeist” literally breaks down to “time spirit,” signifying our current time in history—an era of change, bringing light to the LGBT movement. The exhibit “will expose and comment on manifestations of our cultural moment.”

Founded in 1998, the festivals have presented over 400 different events with over 1,000 queer artists. 

For the full lineup visit the site here

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