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First Ever “Tenderloin Arts Festival” (April 6-29)

The Tenderloin continues to have a history as a unique hub in San Francisco for artistic expression to grow.

To celebrate our home, CounterPulse and SAFEhouse Arts have begun planning The Tenderloin Arts Festival which will match local artists with site specific locations including lobbies, landmarks, and performance spaces across the neighborhood in an effort to strengthen the creative and cultural intersections that makes the Tenderloin unique and to fortify stronger interdependent connections between artists, the Tenderloin community, its inhabitants as well as the organizations that exist within it.

This Festival is an opportunity to rejuvenate and celebrate the vibrant spirit and history that is the Tenderloin and it is our intention to highlight the many unique non-traditional spaces and people who should be celebrated in this neighborhood everyday.


Thursday, April 6th @ 2:30PM • Drumming Circle with Dana Fontana • Boedekker Park

Thursday, April 6th @ 6PM • Dearly Discarded • Moth Belly Gallery

Thursday, April 6Th @ 6Pm & 8Pm • Dave’S Place By Rick Darnell • Outside Of Counterpulse

Friday April 7th @ 7PM • Reclaiming Our Bodies: A Night of Art for Reproductive Justice • CounterPulse

Saturday, April 8th @ 11AM • Drag Up! Fight Back! March and Rally • City Hall to Union Square

Tuesday, April 11th @ 12PM • Tenderloin Arts Lending Library • CounterPulse

Tuesday, April 11Th @ 10Pm • Angels Drag Show & Dance Party • Aunt Charlie’S Lounge

Thursday, April 13th @ 2:30PM • Drumming Circle with Dana Fontana • Boedekker Park

Thursday April 13th @ 5:30PM • TenderMic: Community Open Mic • Fluid Coffee at La Cocina Marketplace

Thursday, April 13Th @ 8Pm • Mobile Light Art Station By Immersive Arts Alliance • Boedekker Park

Friday, April 14th @ 3PM • The Weaver In You by Rachel Lozada • Outside of CounterPulse

Thursday, April 20th @ 2:30PM • Drumming Circle with Dana Fontana • Boedekker Park

Saturday, April 22Nd @ 2Pm • The Network Project By Movingground • Demonstration Gardens

Sunday, April 23Rd @ 11Am • The Dance Of The Enchantress By Mohini Studio • Asian Art Museum

Thursday, April 27th @ 2:30PM • Drumming Circle with Dana Fontana • Boedekker Park

Friday, April 28th @ 3PM • Pop Up Art Studio with Jeff Marshall & Rick Darnell • CounterPulse

Saturday, April 29Th @ 7:30Pm • Florescence By Saharla Vetsch & Ciarra D’Onofrio • Counterpulse

Saturday, April 29th @ 8PM • RAW Showcase with Raven Malouf-Renning, Claire Evangelho, San Francisco Bellydance Theater, and Leah Volk • SAFEHouse Arts

Sunday April 30th @ 9AM • Tenderloin Beautification Day • Tenderloin Community Benefit District

Sunday April 30th @ 2PM • I Love The Tenderloin Week Grand Opening • The Healing WELL


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