Art Wraps Continue to Draw Praise

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Art Wraps for the Heart of the Tenderloin, the collaborative project turning utility boxes and trashcans into works of art, continues to receive love from neighbors (and the press) for their work in bringing a positive bursts of color to our beloved neighborhood. Check out the latest write-ups in the SF Examiner and Hoodline.

On October 11th, the Tenderloin Museum hosted an ‘opening reception’ with an evening neighborhood stroll with artists to check out a few of the 42 works.

The $90,000 project was a collaboration of Tenderloin Housing Clinic, CCSRO Collaborative, La Voz Latina, and Shorenstein Prosperities.

TLCBD Clean Team is proud to pitch in to take care of these once utilitarian neighborhood resources turned artworks. If you see graffiti on them [yep it happens], call the Clean Team Hotline [415-385-5490] and we’ll work to remove it.

More about the project, courtesy of the Tenderloin Museum opening reception event:

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