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Urban Upstarts at the Village Artist Corner
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM Asian Art Museum
Date: November 14, 2018 to November 14, 2018
Where: Asian Art Museum, 200 Larkin Street, San Francisco, California, United States, 94102
Phone: N/A
Event Type: Arts & Theater, Family
Ticket Price: N/A
Pick Me Up Art + Coffee is designed to give your day a boost through collaborative tree-wrapping art-making led by artist Barakah Aly.  

Aly is a Bay Area–based artist and founder of Urban Upstarts, San Francisco Public Library’s youth-centered art-making organization.  

About the Village Artist-in-Residence Program

The Village Artist-in-Residence at the Village Artist Corner aims to support creative development directly aligned with growing and sustaining consistent community engagement among those who frequent the Civic Center Commons. Through the Village Artists’ work, we create a public platform that invites the community to explore and promote expression and creativity while deepening connection and compassion. Major activations will take place on Target First Free Sundays, when the museum offers free general admission courtesy of Target. Pour-over Ethiopian coffee for purchase from SF Coffee Cruiser, a locally youth-owned family business.

About the Village Artist Corner

The Village Artist Corner features rotating murals and monthly programs at the dragon sculpture on the corner of Fulton and Larkin Streets adjacent to the Asian Art Museum. The program was developed as part of Groundplay, a City collaboration co-led by the Mayor’s Office of Civic Innovation, San Francisco Planning, and the San Francisco Arts Commission. 

Designed by San Francisco public high school students in the Architecture Program at Youth Art Exchange, the sculpture is inspired by mythological creatures found in the art and literature of many different cultures and time periods. Our dragon is decorated with a myriad of patterns found on artwork in the Asian Art Museum’s collection. Over the next two years, the intended life of the project, the sculpture and area around it will be programmed with monthly activities and new mural openings. Monthly act