Eight bridges connect the San Francisco Bay, so it is an apt name for a gallery platform that brings the Bay Area art world together.

Our mission is to maintain a vibrant gallery scene, despite restrictions on travel, celebrations and other larger gatherings. We want to support our artists by informing and entertaining curators, collectors and critics with potent online exhibitions of their work.

On the first Thursday of every month, we will launch 8 shows of artists relevant to the Bay Area. They may be working in this place, long considered an epicenter of change, or deeply engaged in the conversations the Bay Area holds dear, whether it’s related to technology, the environment, social justice or sexual identity, to name a few. In addition, each month will highlight the crucial work of a Bay Area non-profit arts organization as its beneficiary, with an initial donation led by Phillips.

Founding Committee

Claudia Altman-Siegel, Kelly Huang, Sophia Kinell, Micki Meng, Daphne Palmer, Chris Perez, Sarah Wendell Sherrill, Jessica Silverman, and Elizabeth Sullivan

Ambassador Committee

Sayre Batton & Maja Thomas, Joachim & Nancy Bechtle, Matt Bernstein, Sabrina Buell, Wayee Chu & Ethan Beard, Natasha Boas, Douglas Durkin, Carla Emil, Matt & Jessica Farron, Lauren Ford, Ali Gass, Stanlee Gatti, Brook Hartzell & Tad Freese, Pamela & David Hornik, Katie & Matt Paige, Putter Pence, Becca Prowda & Daniel Lurie, Deborah Rappaport, Komal Shah & Gaurav Garg, Laura Sweeney, The Battery, Robin Wright, Sonya Yu & Zack Lara


Lobus, Phillips, The Space Program

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Root Division – TASTE 2021: SIP+SENSE

April 22 @ 6:00 pm PDT - 9:00 pm PDT

Join Root Division’s spring fundraising event, TASTE 2021: SIP+SENSE on Thursday, April 22! This Root Division favorite has been re-invented as a hybrid virtual event that brings tasting, sipping, and a variety of sensory experiences into your home alongside the Spell of the Senses exhibition in the gallery.

The event will include Virtual Studio Visits with an incredible cohort of emerging artists and a menu of interactive activities and performances. Root Division is also featuring a silent auction of art, products, and gift certificates from over 80 local artists and businesses. Like its Annual Auction, Root Division still be installing artwork in the gallery for appointment viewings, but the “live” event and bidding will be virtual.

From $20 donations and bids on cookbooks and tastings to Host Level packages and purchases of sensory-inspired art—every level of support will make a vital impact this year. For general admission, all are welcome to join on a sliding scale, and Root Division is building HOST, DELUXE, and VIP packages for a variety of ways to experience the event to the fullest.

Proceeds benefit local artists, free art classes for Bay Area youth, and the continued success of Root Division’s unique model for keeping artists working in the heart of San Francisco.

Get tickets for TASTE 2021: SIP+SENSE here.


April 22
6:00 pm PDT - 9:00 pm PDT
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