HONEY BEAR ARTIST FNNCH TO PRODUCE A COMMEMORATIVE BALLET BEAR
San Francisco’s honey bear artist fnnch is producing a commemorative “Ballet Bear” in honor of San Francisco Ballet’s 88th Season. The surprising pas de deux joining two of San Francisco’s beloved creatives making street art and classical dance will raise funds for San Francisco Ballet’s COVID-19 testing protocols. While the San Francisco Ballet’s 88th Season is viewed virtually, every other day COVID-19 testing enables small pods of dancers to safely rehearse and film new works for SF Ballet’s digital season.
There will be three editions of the whimsical golden-hued honey bear wearing a pink tutu as well as fun Honey Bear Hunt Kits featuring the ballet bear with a face mask and sustainably sourced t-shirts, as well.
fnnch says, “I am incredibly inspired by San Francisco Ballet’s dedication to their art, and to making dance survive in the face of extreme conditions. What the dancers do is crazy – I can’t even touch my toes! So I’m thrilled to share my art to help them make theirs possible.”
Update: All bears have sold out and there are only 75 t-shirts left.
25% of sales will go to the San Francisco Ballet to support COVID testing their dancers and staff.
The Ballet Bear Hunt Kit is a Ballet Mask Bear printed on paper for you to tape in your window. Putting it up will let your neighbors walk around and spot bears. This is a fun, safe activity for individuals, couples, and families.
A NOTE FROM FNNCH:
If you purchase a Hunt Kit, I ask you to put it in a window for at least 3 months. It would be swell if you left it up until the pandemic ended, but I want to make a reasonable ask. After 3 months I will reach out with a survey to ask if you'd like to keep your bear up (and on the map) longer.