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Elaine Badgley Arnoux Displays "The People of San Francisco" at the Old Mint Building

You don't have to be famous to be recognized in this city. Acclaimed local artist Elaine Badgley Arnoux has memorialized a hodgepodge of San Franciscans--from cab drivers, firemen, postal workers and cultural leaders to politicians like Mayor Gavin Newsom and Dianne Feinstein--in her portrait series, "The People of San Francisco," comprising more than 140 works. For the first time ever, the Old Mint will open its doors to display the exhibit in the historic Counting Rooms.

On Thursday, April 2, from 5:30 to 8:30pm the San Francisco Museum and Historical Society, along with the San Francisco Arts Commission, will hold a VIP Preview Reception of the collection. Select portraits will be unveiled at the event, with some of the subjects present, as well.  Visit www.sfhistory.org to get your tickets.

The collection will also be on view from April 3 through 7, from noon to 5pm. A $10 donation will be suggested at the door.