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Central Market Arts Festival 2012: Festival Kick-Off

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Friday, September 28, 2012 - 12:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Mint Plaza | 14 Mint Plaza, San Francisco, CA

Central Market Arts Festival 2012

San Francisco’s Central Market Arts Festival gears up for 24 days of free dance performances, performance art, arts walks, theater and live music in public spaces.

24 Days of Central Market Arts Festival 2012
Three Weeks of Art, Music and Dance in Central Market
Friday, September 28th – Sunday, October 21st, 2012

Friday, September 28, 2012
Festival Kick-Off | Central Market Arts Festival 2012

Friday, September 28th, 2012 kicks off the festival with multiple dynamic performances. The day includes midday live music followed by a multi-block art walk (2 Blocks of Art) jam packed with visual and performance art, then topped off with two innovative urban environment, multimedia installation performances.

Noon-1pm | Mint Plaza: People in Plazas presents, Jay’e and Friends, a dynamic community driven, seven-piece jazz band.

4-8pm | 6th & Market: 2 Blocks of Art Urban Solutions – The first of 2 art walks showcasing over 100 artists in 25 locations all within 2 blocks on Sixth Street (Market to Howard). Craft vendors and interactive art making can be found in the alleys just off 6th St. Musicians, comedians and dancers sponsored by the San Francisco Arts Commission will welcome event-goers to 2 Blocks of Art as they perform on Market Street between 5th & 7th. Food and drink specials will be at restaurants, bars and nightclubs along the walk.

8pm | Mint Plaza: Mother Tongue by project agora – a dance, music and visual art performance, that unites international artists from different artistic mediums to explore and evoke new ways of seeing, creating, and experiencing “conversations” between performers.

8:30-9pm & 9:30-10pm | 7th St.@ Market, west wall of Renoir Hotel: Niagara Falling by Flyaway Productions and Dancers’ Group/ONSITE – a multimedia dance event by choreographer Jo Kreiter and video artists David and Hi-Jin Hodge. The performance juxtaposes images of the American urban landscape and asks audiences to imagine possibilities for civic regeneration.

Event Details

Cost: FREE
Categories: *Top Pick*, Art & Museums, Fairs & Festivals, San Francisco, Theater & Performance
Venue: Mint Plaza
Address: 14 Mint Plaza, San Francisco, CA

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