Nova art lounge 535 grand opening

Nova Art Lounge 535 is hosting its grand opening on Saturday. Admission is free; there will be refreshments, belly dancers, a DJ, and living sculptures.

"See art. Enjoy yourself." With that tagline, Nova Grand Opening FlyerNova may prove to be a step in the right direction for the Bay Area art scene.

With a full-service bar, a catering kitchen, a DJ booth, and a set-up that allows for film screenings in addition to gallery space, the lounge promises to be one-stop-shopping for the local scene and people who want a nontraditional setting for their next event (Nova can be rented out for anything from live performances to weddings). The Nova Web site has a short sneak peek video about the current exhibiting artists for snoops who can't wait for Saturday to get a glimpse of artwork or the space.

Whether or not the lounge is the Bay Area's hip, fresh answer to nightlife will be answered on Saturday.

For information on renting space at Nova or submitting works of art to be displayed, contact Jennifer Silvif. Artists should include a short bio, contact info, and digital files of their work.