SF Great Streets Project to Host ‘Art-Streets-Life’ Event Tomorrow

sfgsinvite.jpgPreview of the mural courtesy of David Baker.

The San Francisco Great Streets Project is hosting an evening of music, drinks, food, and livable streets discussion tomorrow evening at the Mission District home of architect David Baker. The Art – Streets – Life event will include the grand opening of an Andrew Schoultz mural, and the unveiling of a new Great Streets Project presentation.

Kit Hodge, the project’s director, said the presentation and discussion will include both livable streets accomplishments so far and illustrations of what can happen next. "If we can keep the movement going and grow it, I think we can cross into a whole new level of improvements," said Hodge. "Getting together to talk in one place and mingle and have fun is always a good way of doing this."

With two new Pavement to Parks plazas scheduled to open tomorrow as well, it should be a great evening to eat, drink and chat with fellow enthusiasts about the livable streets ahead.

The benefit will run from 6 to 9 p.m. tomorrow at David Baker’s home at 337 Shotwell Street in San Francisco. Tickets, which range from $20 to $500, can be purchased at the event, but Hodge encouraged people to buy them online ahead of time since space is limited. Transit and biking are encouraged, and valet bike parking will be provided.

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