Fame By Frame Wows with Talent and Local Love.

We heart San Mateo! Thank you to all the talented photographers who participated in Bay Meadows’ Fame by Frame pop-up. Hundreds of folks celebrated #BayMeadowsLife and showed some hometown pride with local love notes pinned to the living wall.


Guests enjoyed music and interactive portrait sketches onsite by local artist, Jen Meyer Art. Silvi the Poet from The Poetry Store joined us to create impromptu poems, free-flowing words and allowing her muse to be each moment.

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No party would be complete without the unexpected. In true pop-up art form, we had pop-up sculpture! Kids (large and small) were entranced by the giant inflatable decorations shaped like magical flowers that greeted guests at the Bay Meadow Welcome Center.


Mortar & Pestle served up some amazing cocktails that wowed the crowd. Miss it? Next time you are downtown order up a Bangalore Old Fashioned (Indian & Caribbean Rum, Garam Masala, Bitters) or Junkyard Heart (Vodka, Lime, Mint, Ginger Beer, Bitters). Psst! Word is that Bangalore Old Fashioned was a winner in its own right.


Drumroll please…. Big congrats to Grand Prize Winner Jeremie Meyer de Ville, a.k.a. @jeremiemv on Instagram. The public came out in droves to vote for their favorite image of the year captured at Bay Meadows and beyond, and Jeremie’s image of Downtown San Mateo’s Caltrain Station mural was a clear winner!


Keep on snapping those photos at Bay Meadows and beyond in San Mateo.
We’re just getting started as we ramp up for another year of winners, beginning with January. Each month we’ll select one photo to WIN a $50 Whole Foods gift card and that photo will also move-on to be a Finalist for our annual 2015 photo exhibit event.  Enter on Instagram, Twitter, via Facebook app or email.

Fame by Frame was just a glimpse of all the love San Mateo has for culture. The city’s downtown art scene is bursting with creativity. Neologian Art Gallery is the latest cool hub for artists and aficionados in the area. With classes, including human figure drawing and participation in First Fridays, Neologian is bringing together a vibrant community of creative types.

And with February being Valentine’s month, don’t forget “Love on the Run.” This annual event from the Shop at Flywheel Press spreads local love and offers everyone a chance to celebrate their inner artist and manufacture new ideas.

When: February 7th 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
What: Love on the Run
Where: The Shop at Flywheel Press/ 309 7th Ave. San Mateo

Do you love living on the Peninsula? Share your San Mateo pride with the rest of the Bay Area! Tag photos of the best parts of your local life using #baymeadowslife or email photos@BayMeadows.com and you’ll be automatically entered into our Fame x Frame Photo Contest. WIN up to $50 monthly or a year-end Grand Prize of $500!   Click here for official rules.