At the Fall Open Studio opening several months ago, a representative from the San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development was approaching artists about participating in a streetlight banner project for Ocean Avenue here in SF. The Ocean Avenue Business District had declared themselves an Arts, Culture, and Entertainment District, and wanted, with the help of the Mayor's Office, to beautify that street, which is the main street in the Ingleside neighborhood. They have formed "Arts Alive Ingleside", and plan this to be the first of many art projects to enliven that area. More about the project can be found at https://www.facebook.com/artsaliveingleside/timeline.
While I have never done a banner before, or any sort of public artwork, I wanted to participate, because I grew up just four blocks from Ocean Avenue. I am joined by 73 other artists, and our work will be ready by early April. On Sunday, May 1st, from 12 to 4 pm, there will be a banner unveiling at the SOMArts Cultural Center at 934 Brannan Street. There will be refreshments, a chance to meet with the artists and the sponsors, and a silent auction where this original art will be sold. This will be a fun and lively event - stop by on 5/1 and get a preview of the work before it goes on display along Ocean Avenue!
I am a San Francisco artist who enjoys making art and visiting art exhibits.