August 9, 2011
The ARTery Project is an exciting series of art events, fairs, installations and performances taking place along Market Street between UN Plaza and 6th Street.
Eva Xie, summer intern for District 6 Supervisor Jane Kim, wrote this recap of the Art in Storefronts Artists Talk that took place on June 15. Read about her experience and view some of the photos she took here.
On May 13, the San Francisco Arts Commission hosted a big street celebration for the launch of Art in Storefronts. If you missed it, no worries! With the wonders of online video, you’ll be able to check out the different activities right at home.
On May 13, the unlikely urban landscape of Central Market became a site for celebrating community creativity, as artists and art lovers came together to launch Art in Storefronts (AIS). To an exuberant sound-medley, hundreds of people converged on Market Street to commemorate The ARTery Project’s efforts to revitalize this once-vibrant commercial corridor.
Now in its second year, Art in Storefronts (AIS) returns to Central Market with six storefront installations and five murals. The latest in The ARTery Project’s efforts to revitalize a once-vibrant commercial corridor, the program temporarily places original art installations by San Francisco artists in vacant and under-used storefront windows and exterior walls.
An application workshop will be held on Wednesday, February 16 at 6:00 p.m. at the luggage store, an Art in Storefronts community partner, located at 1007 Market Street. The deadline for submissions is Monday, March 7 at 5:00 p.m.
he seasons are changing and so is the menu at Niana Liu’s “Three Entrée Restaurant,” an installation created for Art in Storefronts: Chinatown. While she continues to perform at her 630 Kearny Street display, Niana has added several more delectably hilarious items to the simulated Chinese food spread.
Art in Storefronts continues to garner great press coverage driving visitors and locals alike to view the temporary installations. Can’t make it to Chinatown? You can live vicariously through these reviews and articles.
Join Art in Storefronts artists and property owners to learn about the Lion’s Den and the heyday of Wentworth Alley captured in Robert Minervini’s mural. Hear about the hungry visitors who try to enter Niana Liu’s faux-restaurant installation and how local merchants have embraced her. And find out how Leland Wong photographed 100 children in less than one month.
Project Manager Kelly Lindner leads a tour of the Art in Storefronts Chinatown installations for a group of planners, designers, activists, and policymakers. In town for the Just Metropolis conference. Watch these videos to learn more about the installations and come out to Chinatown to see these fabulous installations for yourself.