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SFAC Gallery presents Passport 2011! Available at Park Life

October 3rd, 2011

SFAC Gallery presents Passport 2011 in the Castro!

3rd Annual DIY Art Collecting Event Comes to the Castro

Featuring Easily Walkable Route, Original Artwork by LGBT Icon Dan Nicoletta, Michelle Tea, Margaret Tedesco and many more.
With an After Party at Q Bar!


The San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery (SFAC Gallery) will host its signature Passport event in the Castro District this year on Sunday, October 23, 2011. Celebrating a whole new lineup of Bay Area artists and cultural luminaries —including Chris Duncan, Margaret Tedesco, Dan Nicoletta, and Michelle Tea, among others—Passport 2011 invites the public to create a limited-edition artist’s book by collecting original, artist-designed stamps in a customized “passport” notebook.

What is Passport?
From noon to 4 pm, hundreds of ‘do-it-yourself’ art collectors will take to the streets, following a designated, three square block route to collect the stamps from the artists themselves! While discovering some of the brightest spots in the Castro participants can enjoy the people and small businesses that define the neighborhood’s unique cultural character.

This annual fundraising event takes place in a different neighborhood each year, and has quickly become a tradition in the Bay Area arts scene. Passport offers art enthusiasts an affordable, hands-on art-collecting experience while celebrating local artists and the vibrant communities that support them. It also serves as a fresh alternative to standard fundraising models.

Where is Passport this year? Who are the artists?
This year’s event in the Castro will offer participants the opportunity to collect stamps by 12 emerging and established Bay Area artists, including Elisheva Biernoff, Monica Canilao, Jaime Cortez, John Chiara, Chris Duncan, James Gobel, Pablo Guardiola, Dan Nicoletta, Alison Pebworth, Michele Pred, Michelle Tea and Margaret Tedesco. Favorite Castro outposts such as Café Flore, Unionmade, Cliff’s Variety Store, Castro Theater, the Human Rights Campaign Action Center, and many more will host stamping locations, each bringing their unique energy to the mix and continuing the community spirit of this newest San Francisco tradition.