Four times a year, Art Practical focuses its content around a particular theme, presenting eight to ten feature-length articles exploring topics related to visual culture from a wide range of angles. Our next issue will publish in November 2016.

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Ranging from profiles of visiting artists to book reviews to opinion pieces, Art Practical produces dynamic columns organized around a central subject and offering fresh perspectives from Bay Area writers. Some of our  columns are also on Daily Serving.

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Renowned artists, performers, writers, educators, and curators working in the Bay Area contribute enriching and critical analysis of hundred of exhibitions and events in our region. Bay Area reviews also live on Daily Serving.

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