The revered San Francisco event 2 Blocks of Art returns for its 8th year on Saturday, May 4th!
New this year, the 6th Street corridor art walk -- from Market to Howard -- will take place in Spring on a Saturday afternoon. As always, the event will take place in over 20 locations and feature local businesses and organizations, artists and arts groups.
Notable moments from the previous 2 Blocks of Art:
An expanded planning team with art and event experts: Ben Davis (of Illuminate and the Bay Bridge Lights), Blick Artist Materials, Khan Wong (of Grants for the Arts), SF Camerawork and staff from revered 6th Street design firm Vehicle SF.
The return of "Sketch the Block", co-produced with Sketchpad Gallery, a sketch con of artists in the fields of visual concept, comic books, and video games.
The introduction of a large-scale, illuminated video art projection: Sixth Street Superheros on the back of 16-story high 995 Market Street, which served as its own art-themed bat signal.
The expansion into 28 gallery spaces in 20+ neighborhood locations, which included turning vacant storefronts, local businesses and community organizations, into lively gallery spaces and public studio spaces.
Artists and 6th Street organizations interested in participating or sponsoring the event can contact lead organizer of 2 Blocks of Art: the Mid Market Community Benefit District (formerly known as the Central Market Community Benefit District); Helene Sautou, Project Director, info@2BlocksofArt.org, (415) 957-5985.