Arts, Culture Thriving in SF's Tenderloin [Beyond Chron]

 
Following a community meet and greet with Tenderloin residents and theater district organizations. Photo courtesy Commander David Lazar.

Following a community meet and greet with Tenderloin residents and theater district organizations. Photo courtesy Commander David Lazar.

 

Beyond Chron looks at the Tenderloin's long surging, and growing, theater arts scene. But it's about more than what's on stage. At a recent meet and greet held at PianoFight, representatives from several Tenderloin theater and arts organizations and residents had a chance to talk with and listen to new station Captain Carl Fabbri about their experience in the neighborhood and about how they could all work together to improve quality of life for the Tenderloin.

Community activist Sharen "Gramma" Hewitt (third from left above), cohosted the meeting with PianoFight, and was sure no one left the meeting without meeting someone new.

From Beyond Chron:

"Starting at the corner of Taylor and Eddy streets, it’s hard to walk more than 100 feet in any direction without running into a performing arts venue.

Two blocks away, SHN Orpheum Theater hosts Broadway plays. Around the corner, the Warfield and Golden Gate Theater put on other larger-scale productions. But in recent years, an influx of smaller-scale community-based arts businesses and nonprofits have moved within a stone’s throw of each along Taylor Street. The result: a burgeoning mecca of San Francisco independent arts and culture right here in the Tenderloin.

Check out the rest of ther article by Garrett Bergthold on Beyond Chron,