H.P. Mendoza is a filmmaker, screenwriter, music composer, and actor, well known for his films: Colma: The Musical; San Francisco-based musical Fruit Fly; and more recently, horror movie I Am A Ghost, for which he was named Best Horror Director of 2012 by SF Weekly. Tune into this new Deep Roots podcast to learn more about his inspirations and life as a renaissance man.
In this Deep Roots podcast, we sit down with Alejandro Murguia, San Francisco’s new poet laureate, to talk about his history as a poet and community activist, and his involvement with the acquisition of the building that is now Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts. Tune in!
Bored during your lunch break? This episode of Culture Wire features People in Plazas, a program focused on bringing musicians and artists into public spaces to encourage community congregation and revitalize neighborhoods like Central Market.
On Saturday, September 25, hundreds of people will gather at SOMArts Cultural Center to support Precita Eyes Muralists at ¡VIVA Muralismo!, their gala benefit and art auction. For over 30 years, Precita Eyes has brought art into the daily lives with their mural painting and tours.
Take a look into San Francisco’s old Mint building as Joe Goode’s performance group presents “Traveling Light”, a performance staged within the vaults and ballrooms of the historic site. As the group celebrates its 25th anniversary, Joe speaks with Director of Cultural Affairs Luis R. Cancel, and explains how “Traveling Light” presents social commentary on [...]
To celebrate the 30-year sister-city relationship between San Francisco and Shanghai, Director of Cultural Affairs Luis R. Cancel interviews “Three Heads, Six Arms” sculptor Zhang Huan. The gigantic 15-ton sculpture, which will reside in the Civic Center Plaza until December 20, 2010, aims to evoke an exchange between Eastern and Western culture in San Francisco. [...]
This video provides a glimpse into San Francisco’s 32nd annual Ethnic Dance Festival, a month-long event unique to the Bay Area. Showcasing 37 of Northern California’s most celebrated ethnic dance groups, the festival has received spectacular recognition for keeping many cultural traditions alive and accessible to a contemporary audience. This video documents the laborious, yet [...]
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.
StreetSmARTS artist Marina Perez-Wong designed and painted a colorful mural at 485 Scott Street, which includes images of the Golden Gate Bridge, the Painted Ladies at Alamo Square Park and other historic San Francisco landmarks.
We love being the best, and San Francisco Magazine included Art in Storefronts in their list of “The best of the (brave, new) Bay Area 2010“!
The site for Cynthia Tom’s Art in Storefronts installation has been a boarding house, restaurant, and nightclub. Her “Chinatown Childhood Memory Shop” recreates the space with items that elicit memories of Chinatown and the neighborhood’s rich cultural history.
7×7 Magazine, the “insider’s guide to the best of San Francisco,” called our Art in Storefront’s program the “Best Dressed Windows” in the city. Their list, “Best of 2010: The Day” honors the novelty and innovativeness of the Art in Storefronts program.
WritersCorps and the San Francisco Arts Commission are pleased to announce the publication of City of Stairways: A Poet’s Field Guide to San Francisco. This unique travel book about San Francisco was edited by writer Milta Ortiz and created by students in WritersCorps, a creative writing program for youth.
Chor has graciously requested that 20 percent of sales from his LTL PRINTS wall graphics go towards the Community Arts and Education Program at the San Francisco Arts Commission.