Art in Storefronts - Now Accepting Applications from San Francisco-based Artists

March 17th, 2010

You should do this.
Submission Deadline: Friday, April 16, 5pm

Following three successful launches in the Central Market/Tenderloin, Bayview and Mission neighborhoods, the Art in Storefronts pilot program will venture into Chinatown starting in June. This time around, the Office of Economic and Workforce Development and the SFAC will collaborate with the Kearny Street Workshop, Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco and Chinatown Community Development Center to implement the program which engages San Francisco-based artists in reinvigorating neighborhoods that have been hard-hit by the economic downturn.

Applications can be downloaded off the Arts Commission’s website. Artists are asked to tailor their proposals to the Chinatown community and priority will be given to artist who live or work in the neighborhood.

An information session will be held on Wednesday, March 24 at 6 p.m. at Chinese Cultural Center of San Francisco, 750 Kearny Street, 3rd Floor.
Art in Storefronts temporarily places original art installations by San Francisco artists in vacant and under-used storefront windows to engage local artists in reinvigorating neighborhoods and commercial corridors that have been hard-hit by the economic downturn. It also provides artists, who have also been affected by the economy, with a unique opportunity to showcase their creativity in transforming vacant storefronts into free exhibition spaces and to garner public recognition for their work.