After living on a four unit building for over 30 years, artist Yolanda Lopez is being evicted. Yolanda Lopez, reknown Chicana Mission artist, will be having an accessory sale at the Red Poppy Art House this Sunday from 1-4p.m, at 23rd and Folsom.

Rio Yáñez and Yolanda Lopez already had a garage weekend sale last May. If you are wondering what is the reason for having a garage sale at art spaces, here is the answer:

The Garage Sale this weekend, wrote Camarena in an e-mail, was deliberately carried out in an art gallery as a art and political statement.

“Probably the most valuable piece in the Garage Sale,” Camarena wrote,  “is the price sticker that reminds people that this is the eviction of two lifelong Mission artists: ‘Yolanda López and Río Yañez’s – Eviction Garage Sale [$price]‘” MORE HERE.

This garage sale will differ from the last in that different items will be sold, hence the title “Accesories to an Eviction: A Garage Sale by Yolanda Lopez.” Expect to see scarves, neckties, shoes, handbags, jewelry from the artist’s closet collection.

Also, check out this video to get a sense of the amount of paperwork and language a person gets in the mail when facing eviction.

This post was corrected at 1:46pm on Wednesday June 25th. The post originally stated that it was a family garage sale. However, it will be the artist Yolanda Lopez who will be having the performative garage sale.  

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Andrea was born and raised in Mexico City, where she graduated as a translator/interpreter. She has been working with Mission Local since 2009 translating content for the Spanish page. Also lives in the Mission, does some reporting, social media and enjoys taking photos and training people that want to contribute to Mission Local.

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