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Institutions As Public Space Activators | Sites Unseen Alley Outdoor Art Gallery

Site Unseen was a public art initiative, sponsored by the Yerba Buena Community Benefit District, that brought art and programming to alleys in downtown San Francisco. Sites Unseen partnered with established and emerging cultural institutions flanking Annie, Clementina, Jessie East, Lapu Lapu, Minna, Natoma, and Shipley streets, to bring dynamic installations, performances and interactive exhibits [...]

Outdoor Seating, Street Life | Outdoor Patio at Al’s Place

Al fresco dining not only provides additional revenue for restaurants and cafes, outdoor seating becomes a zone of streetlife with families and friends coming together for a meal. In the Fillmore, benches line The Snug’s outdoor walls providing a casual corner for patrons to eat and drink, while Al’s Place in the Mission features a [...]

Light for Safety and Art | North Beach Lights

Icicle lights over the Peter Macchiarini Steps are a new art installation intended to both attract visitors to these steps at night, and increase safety for local residents traversing Broadway Ave. in North Beach. Installed by Top of Broadway Community Benefit District and North Beach Business Association, lighting has been a priority for these organizations [...]

Community Partners Bringing Art & Play to Life | KD Charity Foundation’s Hayes Valley Basketball Court

The Hayes Valley Basketball Court received a colorful facelift in 2019 with the help of former Warriors star Kevin Durant’s Charity Foundation’s  “Build it and They Will Ball Initiative.” Durant’s foundation supports fun basketball court resurfacings throughout the world, granting the Hayes Valley Basket Court $99,500 to fund street artist Apexer’s art, resurfacing, and new [...]

Beautiful Facades Make Great Streets |Auto 280 Repair Shop’s Amos Goldbaum Mural

A neighborhood staple along Ocean Avenue, Gary Ng’s Auto 280 has been in business for over 25 years. To spruce up the auto shop’s facade, the Ocean Avenue Association worked with the Office of Economic and Workforce Development to get an installation commissioned by muralist Amos Goldbaum through the SF Shines program. “Ocean Avenue North [...]

Celebrate, Good Thai! | Thai New Year Block Party in the Tenderloin

The first Thai New Year Block Party in the Tenderloin featured traditional Thai food, performances, neighborhood games and more, and came to life through the efforts of local businesses, the Tenderloin Community Benefit District and Sunday Streets.  Sunday Streets’ mission to create temporary open space and recreational opportunities aligned with the neighborhood’s desire to host [...]

The Avenues Know How to Party! |Neighborfest Block Party in the Sunset

With a jumpy house, games, music and food, the block of 32nd Avenue between Lawton St. and Moraga St. hosted a neighborhood party to bring residents together in late 2017 for fun and community. Throw a block party in your own community  with free resources to help close a street for a neighborhood get-together - [...]

It Takes A Village to Bring a Mural to Life || Boedekker Park “Everyone Deserves a Home” Mural

“Everyone Deserves a Home,” a mural on the Windsor Hotel’s facade facing Boeddeker Park, was created through months of community outreach and collaboration to create a design truly reflective of the neighborhood. Partially funded by the Community Challenge Grants program, the coalition of Delivering Innovation Through Supportive Housing, Friends of Boeddeker, muralists 1AM and Tenderloin [...]

Institutions As Public Space Activators | Sites Unseen Alley Outdoor Art Gallery

Site Unseen was a public art initiative, sponsored by the Yerba Buena Community Benefit District, that brought art and programming to alleys in downtown San Francisco. Sites Unseen partnered with established and emerging cultural institutions flanking Annie, Clementina, Jessie East, Lapu Lapu, Minna, Natoma, and Shipley streets, to bring dynamic installations, performances and interactive exhibits [...]

Supervisors Supporting Community Initiated Art and Green Space | The Public Bench Project in Inner Sunset, Utility Box Art on Ocean Avenue and the Front Yard Ambassadors Program

Art can be seen in unexpected places in the Sunset District - The Public Bench Project in Inner Sunset and Utility Box Art on Ocean Avenue are community inspired projects bringing art to small, everyday objects we see on the street. With support from then Supervisor London Breed, The Public Bench Project had deployed over [...]