SOMArts Cultural Center


United States
37° 46' 14.8872" N, 122° 24' 22.554" W
Come Out & Play Exhibition and Festival
Project info: 

CO&P Exhibition at SOMArts Cultural Center
Tuesday-Friday 12pm-7pm Saturdays 12pm-5pm

CO&P Festival
Saturday+Sunday December 1+2, 12pm-5pm
At SOMArts, 934 Brannan Street and 
Victoria Manalo Draves Park, Folsom & 6th Street


November 17 - December 19, 2012

SOMArts Cultural Center

About SOMArts Cultural Center
SOMArts promotes and nurtures art on the community level, and to foster an appreciation of and respect for all cultures. Founded in 1979, SOMArts embraces the entire spectrum of arts practice and cultural identity, and it is beloved in San Francisco as a truly multicultural, community-built space where cutting-edge events and counterculture commingle with traditional art forms.

About Come Out & Play
Come Out and Play was founded in 2006 to offer the public new ways to enjoy and experience their city through games played in public spaces. It was the first festival of its kind in the world and remains a leader in identifying trends in public gaming and an inspiration for games festivals worldwide. Since then, the festival has run annually in New York City. In 2010, the festival expanded to the West Coast alongside one of its co-founders, and in 2012 will present its third San Francisco edition as a weekend festival and exhibition at SOMArts.

The Come Out & Play SF Festival, a forum for new types of public games and play, expands in 2012 to include a month-long games exhibition in SOMArts Cultural Center’s Main Gallery, November 17–December 19, 2012, 934 Brannan St., San Francisco, CA, 94103. Gallery hours are Tues.–Fri. 12–7pm, Sat. 12–5pm. From alternative sports, board games and puzzles to iPad apps, laser mazes and proximity sensors, Come Out & Play SF Festival and Exhibition harnesses the ingenuity of game designers to engage San Francisco’s communities in creative play and to transcend preconceptions around human interaction and public space.

Come Out & Play SF also includes the annual festival weekend of games for all ages, Saturday and Sunday, December 1 & 2, 12pm–5pm. Festival weekend games are hosted in the gallery at SOMArts and in public spaces and recreation areas, such as Victoria Manalo Draves Park, located at the intersection of Sherman and Folsom Streets, and in the surrounding South of Market (SoMa) neighborhood.

All games are free and are played on a rotational first-come, first served basis, but participants may register at to advance more quickly through the lines during the opening night party and festival weekend. More information can be found at

SOMArts Cultural Center
Come Out & Play Exhibition and Festival 

November 17 - December 19, 2012 
SOMArts Cultural Center