Art

More than 100 people attended the 18th Annual Urban Youth Arts Festival on Saturday with live music, graffiti artists and 1,000 square feet of canvas. Photo by Leslie Nguyen-Okwu.

Creativity Flows at Graffiti Arts Festival

Dozens of community artists wielding paint brushes and spray cans celebrated street art at the 18th Annual Urban Youth Arts Festival on Saturday. The festival, organized by Precita Eyes, invited artists of all ages to express themselves on...
Artist Scott Weaver at Root Division group show in 2009. Photo by Steve Saldivar.

A Cash Infusion to Support Nonprofits

Rising rents have forced the relocation or closure of several nonprofits in recent months, among them: Hyde Street Community Services, Under One Roof, and Root Division. A new initiative from The Mayor’s Office of Housing...
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The Other Barrio: Crime, Gentrification, Noir

The Other Barrio, now finishing up post-production, offers viewers a feature-length noir crime-buster that uses the Mission’s evictions and gentrification as a backdrop. Adapted from a short story by San Francisco’s Poet Laureate Alejandro Murguía, the film follows Housing Inspector...