LGBT Weekly announces Pleasures And Treasures Fundraiser


TOM OF FINLAND (Finnish, 1920 – 1991), Untitled (“Northsmen”), 1989, Color pencil on paper, ToFF #89.17, © 1989 Tom of Finland Foundation
TOM Time, a gala exhibition,
Pleasures & Treasures, San Diego

Pleasures & Treasures’ new location in Hillcrest is where you need to be Friday night from 7-10 p.m. if you’re a fan of that eternally young and beautiful bruiser named Tom of Finland, for a fundraiser to support emerging LGBT artists and makers of LGBT art.

Billed as a place where you can “explore your inner adult,” this premier local home of the Tom of Finland franchise (not the only place in town to enjoy Tom of Finland creations) recently moved from a small house near Hillcrest to a much larger space in North Park. The new site boasts a mezzanine, a classroom and a gallery space.

Pleasures & Treasures’ gallery space is the venue for TOM Time, a gala exhibition reception and fundraiser benefitting Tom of Finland Foundation (ToFF).

Based in Los Angeles, Tom of Finland Foundation is a nonprofit organization, established in 1984, whose mission is to archive and present the work of Tom of Finland and to encourage and promote a new generations of artists.

In that spirit S. R. Sharp, ToFF’s curator will be showing a selection of TOMs including a selection of new fine-art prints for the holidays. Books, apparel and gifts will also be available. There’s a requested donation of $10 at the door. Go to for  more info.

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San Diego LGBT Weekly