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The Benefits of Membership: Discounts to all ADSC-sponsored events. FREE walking tours. FREE admission to the Membership Appreciation party. Discounts at many of our advertisers, including vintage fashion stores. Members are sent first-notice mailings of our events, including small receptions, movie nights, lectures and gatherings throughout the year. Members also receive yearly print project

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The Art Deco Society of California presents

An Evening of Movie Clips of the Treasure Island World's Fair of 1939
(The Golden Gate International Exposition)

Thursday, March 27, 2014
Hotel Rex, 562 Sutter Street, San Francisco

Cocktails at 6:30, Films at 7:30
Tickets $10 Members and $15 Non Members and Guests

Introduction by Devin McCutcheon
Collector and Historian of the World's Fair of '39

Color footage of the fair from News casts of 1989 and movies from Oliver Applegate, 1939 with narration.

Come learn about the history of the fair...the breathtaking architecture, the crazy fun of the "Gay Way" and the Aquacade the rich colors that made up the "Magic City" with flowers and light effects, celebrations at the 50th Anniversary that included the Art Deco Society of California and hear about the future of Treasure Island Museum.


Art Deco Preservation Ball

The Art Deco Preservation Ball

Saturday, May 10, 2014

The Art Deco Preservation Ball will be a Celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the Golden Gate International Exposition (the World's Fair on Treasure Island of 1939). Featured entertainment includes Don Neely's Royal Society Jazz Orchestra, Vocalist Carla Normand, The Decobelles. Cocktails, Dancing, Silent Auction.

Dress Up! Black Tie, White Tie and the style of 1920s-1940s Formal Attire. Invitations will be mailed to ADSC Members and those who request an invitation by calling 415 982 3326 or emailing zelda1927@artdecosociety.org

Click here to visit the website for 2014 Art Deco Preservation Ball!

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Golden Gate 75th Anniversary Poster

Celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge!

By Local Artist John Mattos

Still Available!

The Art Deco Society of California (ADSC) is pleased to offer this poster designed by local artist John Mattos, whose heroic style does justice to the most recognized Art Deco structure on planet Earth, the Golden Gate Bridge.

“Using John Mattos was the perfect choice,” says Karen Geer, ADSC Print Director. “He’s worked with the Parks Conservancy before and has illustrated other Art Deco buildings including the Fox Theatre in Oakland. His style has a real joy in it that plays out here beautifully.”

The ADSC will be selling this poster as a fundraiser for the organization for $75.00 for non-members. The poster, measuring 16 inches by 32 inches, is printed by one of the Bay Area’s greenest printers, Solstice Press, on 30% recycled archival quality paper.

Have your poster framed and sent to you on our poster page from the good people at The Framers Workshop in Berkeley.


Art Deco Walks

Presented by the Art Deco Society of California

Art Deco Walks Director: Marc Kagan

Tours are $10 general, free to ADSC members or those who join the Art Deco Society of California on the spot.

Tours are canceled in inclement weather. Call 415-982-DECO day of tour for latest advisory. For more information or questions, email ADSC or call 415.982.DECO (415.982.3326)

See entire 2013 walks schedule here.






The following events listed on the calendar are not produced by the ADSC but are included to promote our vital vintage community.

Vintage Community CALENDAR - Click Here for More Events.

Help Wanted!

Make the ADSC better and better

Web Director

This is a Board of Director position. Work with great people as you, yes YOU, maintain the Art Deco Society of California's website. The Web Director has a team of people to assist in the maintenance of the site and online community.
Tech Requirements: HTML, JAVA, and CSS, Google calendar
Time Commitment: One Board meeting per month, and 10-15 hours a month for web updates
Pluses: Photoshop, content writing, working well with others.
Contact our Secretary

General Volunteer

As a volunteer-run, non-profit organization, we're regularly looking for Deco-lovers to assist with mailings, information booths, promotional events and day-of event volunteer positions. Besides the Gatsby Summer Afternoon and the Art Deco Preservation Ball, there are lots of other ADSC programs, as well as history, vintage fashion and antiques expos throughout the year, all which are staffed by volunteers.

Tech Requirements: Access to email and cell phone preferred.
Time Commitment: Typically 2 hour shifts, as needed.
Pluses: If you enjoy making friends and have a passion for history, costume, music, antique cars or architecture, there are lots of opportunities to volunteer with the ADSC!
Contact: the Volunteer Director

Calendar Contributor

Are you on every mailing list? Perhaps you have a particular passion for: silent film, cars, dancing, or music? Help make the ADSC web site the center of the retroverse and point people to vintage happenings all over California. Using Google technology Calendar Contributors enter data on various events. Contributors should also be willing to search for vintage events to post. There are no limits to how many people can contribute.
Tech Requirements: Internet access, Google Account (free) - if you can use any kind of Calendar program you can manage Google's Calendar.
Time Commitment: 1-5 hours per month
Pluses: Attention to detail.
Contact our Secretary

Content Writers

We are looking for content on all aspects of vintage life help make our web site robust and exciting. Either write your own pieces or encourage and assist writers to submit their work.
Tech Requirements: Internet access. Basic writing program like Word.
Time Commitment: 1-5 hours per month
Pluses: Attention to detail. Superior writing skills. Graphic design skills.
Contact our Secretary

Information Officers

Our web site is getting bigger and we need people to comb through the pages and make sure our content is accurate. So if you, for example, have a passion for vintage shopping you would track our shopping lists and make sure the businesses are represented accurately and add new information and delete incorrect data.
Tech Requirements: Internet access. Email.
Time Commitment: 1-5 hours per month or less.
Pluses: Attention to detail.
Contact our Secretary

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Updated: 10/25/13

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