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Your Winter Arts Guide to San Francisco

Brighten your fall and winter calendar with art, movies, and music in and around the Bay. From the California Academy of Sciences after dark to new productions hitting the stage, here are our top end-of-year art picks.

Lucy in the Sky light art installation at the Muni station.

20 Light Art Pieces to Brighten Your Winter

The nights shine brighter in San Francisco thanks to our abundance of public, outdoor, and mostly free light art. Check out these highlights from the Illuminate SF Festival of Light.


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