New Chapter: Celebrating Grove Street
A celebration of 47 years at 155 Grove St with an installation by Martin Venzky and performance by Cliff Hengst
Join the San Francisco Arts Commission Galleries (SFAC Galleries) for the final program at 155 Grove Street Window Installation Site. After 47 years of nearly continuous operation, the SFAC Galleries will conclude programing the Grove Street location in order to focus its resources on its beautiful, expanded Main Gallery in the War Memorial Veterans Building.
This event is both a closing and an opening! We’ve invited two local artists—Cliff Hengst and Martin Venezky--to help us say farewell with a performance and the final window installation. Using hundreds of 4”x6” photographs taken of the Grove Street space and the surrounding Civic Center neighborhood, renowned graphic design Martin Venezky weaves together a graphic mural that will inspire viewers to slow down and take a closer look. Celebrated painter and performance artist Cliff Hengst is the master of ceremonies for the closing event. Wearing a handmade musical suit, Hengst will lead a lively procession that begins at 155 Grove Street and moves to the new Main Gallery with stops along the way. The performance ends with a reception and remarks inside the new Main Gallery at 401 Van Ness.
Please Note: The procession starts at 155 Grove Street and concludes at 401 Van Ness, Ste 126