Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Inaugural Silicon Valley Contemporary Show Starts Tomorrow

In a major win for the San Jose art scene, a new event called Silicon Valley Contemporary (SVC) is premiering tomorrow at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center. As you can tell by the map below, this is going to be a huge event featuring hundreds of artists and 52 galleries across 10 different countries. There will even be video art and digital installations from around the world, which I think is the genre of art that will play a significant role in defining a strong brand image for San Jose in the near future. Traditional art such as paintings, photography, prints, and sculpture will also be featured.

In total SVC will have around $100 million in contemporary art available for acquisition, which is the largest selection of important art work for acquisition ever assembled in Silicon Valley. The event also includes an assortment of speakers, meet & greets with the artists, and side-events like a contemporary home tour.

The main exhibition runs from 11am-8pm on Friday and Saturday, and 11am-6pm on Sunday. There is also a VIP preview event tomorrow. Tickets start at $25. For more information and tickets, visit the SVC website over here.



  1. Wow, first I'm hearing about this, and I feel relatively connected to stuff going on around here. I think we have an ever-present marketing and advertising problem with a lot of what we do as a city.

  2. Do you want to see how far Downtown SJ has come? Just check out the video at California Room at Martin L. King library(5th floor). It has a tv monitor set with VCR recording available to anyone who wants to use it with a headset. The video is called "Downtown San Jose, a 24hr city". It was taped by channel 11 for its news special back in 1989. The report said there was pride in downtown back then when the first redevelopment effort was done-convention center, Retail Pavilion, office towers, light rail, Fairmont hotel and etc. Night life was thriving with DB Cooper and Oasis. Check out the video and see how Downtown has come along way since 1989 when people were excited about downtown. Note: no Sap arena, Tech Museum, no residential high rises and etc. were built yet at the time.