Tour the Tenderloin Art Wraps on October 12

by on October 5, 2017

I keep hearing from people asking about locations for all the Tenderloin art wraps that have been installed.  Now I have some great news: On Thursday, October 12 you can meet many of the artists at an opening reception at the Tenderloin Museum for Art Wraps for the Heart of the Tenderloin. You can then join us at 6pm for a walking tour of the Art Wraps — led by long-time Tenderloin Museum tour guide and neighborhood advocate, Pam Coates.

Sponsored by the Central City SRO Collaborative, the Tenderloin Housing Clinic, and Tenderloin Museum, Art Wraps for the Heart of the Tenderloin represents a collection of custom-designed vinyl art wraps that will encase 20 SFMTA traffic control signal boxes and 22 city trash cans throughout the Tenderloin. The project, which covers various streets within the parameters of Golden Gate Avenue, Larkin Street, O’Farrell Street, and Taylor Street, will showcase work directly influenced by the vibrant and storied neighborhood it seeks to illuminate.

Mirroring the many murals and public art projects integral to the Tenderloin, Art Wraps for the Heart of the Tenderloin features the work of seven Bay Area artists, all of whom were juried by an open community call and a panel of neighborhood experts including Rob Duncan, Tenderloin-based branding agency Mucho; Dan Williams, owner of PianoFight; Gayle Rosemond, Tenderloin-based artist and resident; Kim Jackson, UNITE HERE Local 2 leader and 30 year Tenderloin advocate; and Tino Meki, a Tenderloin resident.

The selected artists are:

Nico Berry – Former art director, Thrasher Magazine; freelance graphic designer; muralist; children’s book author/illustrator; San Francisco resident

Sylvester Guard Jr. – Street artist; skateboard designer; Tenderloin resident

Lisa Hoffman – Director of Graphic Design at FIDM; SJSU and SFAI alumna

Alan Khum – Art Preparator; Fine Artist; San Francisco State University alumni; San Francisco resident

Piper Lewine – Painter; large-scale muralist; bassist; lo-fi electronica musician; San Francisco resident

Christopher Stokes – Artist, Design professional, Founder Sevenfortyseven Studios, San Francisco Resident

Deirdre Weinberg – Monoprinter; screenprinter; painter; muralist; San Francisco resident

It should be a great event! Space is limited, so reserve your spot now.

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Randy Shaw is Editor of Beyond Chron and the author of The Tenderloin: Sex, Crime and Resistance in the Heart of San Francisco.

Randy Shaw

Randy Shaw is the Editor of Beyond Chron and the Director of San Francisco’s Tenderloin Housing Clinic, which publishes Beyond Chron. Shaw is the author of four books on activism, including The Activist's Handbook: Winning Social Change in the 21st Century, and Beyond the Fields: Cesar Chavez, the UFW and the Struggle for Justice in the 21st Century. His new book is The Tenderloin: Sex, Crime and Resistance in the Heart of San Francisco

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