Central City SRO Collaborative, the Tenderloin Housing Clinic, and Tenderloin Museum are pleased to present Art Wraps for the Heart of the Tenderloin, 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 that have long been integral to the identity of 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, 30 year Tenderloin advocate; and Tino Meki, former Supportive Housing Manager, Tenderloin Housing Clinic and 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
Currently undergoing installation, the project will be completed in mid-October of 2017. Tenderloin Museum is proud to host the opening reception for Art Wraps for the Heart of the Tenderloin on October 12th 5:30-9pm. Patrons are encouraged to 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 — to see the transformative artwork and hear more about the inspiration and connection to our neighborhood from the artists themselves.
Funding for this project is provided in part from the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development and Shorenstein LLC.