Join SPUR's Young Urbanists for this special evening tour. Amy Ress of Public Architecture and Judy Nemzoff from the San Francisco Arts Commission will lead a lively happy hour at Showdogs, followed by a walk through the burgeoning cultural arts district of Central Market Street. On foot, we will stop by Lights on Market Street, three large-scale site-specific installations by artists Jim Campbell, Paul Notzold and Theo Watson. The tour will continue with exploration of Art in Storefronts -- art installations by San Francisco artists that bring vitality to vacant and under-used storefront windows. Have these and other arts efforts made an impact on the revitalization of this challenged stretch of Market Street? The group will meet with arts-community and neighborhood stakeholders to discuss the opportunities and challenges of organizing public art. This event is generously sponsored by the Koret Foundation.
Happy hour: 7 p.m. Showdogs (1020 Market Street) This portion of the event is open to members and non-members. There is no need to RSVP.
Tour: 8 - 9 p.m. You must RSVP for this portion (free for members, $20 for non-members). Space is limited, so please register only if you are able to attend.
Advance tickets required for tour. Free member registration here $20 non-member registration here
Aaron was the editor of Streetsblog San Francisco from January 2012 until October 2015. He joined Streetsblog in 2010 after studying rhetoric and political communication at SF State University and spending a semester in Denmark.