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“Neon Was Never Brighter” Chinatown Block Party & Art Festival (SF)

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Saturday, April 30, 2022 - 3:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE*

Chinatown | Washington and Grant, San Francisco, CA

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Chinatown Media & Arts Collaborative (CMAC) is proud to present its inaugural event, Neon Was Never Brighter, the first ever contemporary art festival in San Francisco’s Chinatown. Offering a glimpse into the future of a historic neighborhood, multiple blocks will engage with visitors through unique art activations created for this spectacular event that kicks off Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.

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Autonomous Region, Bijun Liang, Billy Ola Hutchinson, Brian Singer, Chet Canlas, Corey Tong, Danny Clay, Dorothy Quock, Haoyun Erin Zhao, Felicia Lowe, Fernanda D’Agostino, Heesoo Kwon, James Q. Chan, Knxout, Laura Hyunjhee Kim, Lauren Lee McCarthy, Lin Yilin, Mark Baugh-Sasaki, Miche Wong, Mike Arcega, Paolo Asuncion, Penelope Wong, Rice Rockettes, Summer Mei Ling Lee, Theresa Wong, Tony Remington, Victor Tung, Yosh Han

Curated by Candace Huey

As a testament to the neighborhood’s longevity and posterity, Neon Was Never Brighter seeks to explore the lifeblood of Chinatown, harnessing the power of art and culture to advance the social and economic recovery of the neighborhood, as well as the shaping of a more inclusive and just society.

Neon Was Never Brighter is the inaugural event in CMAC’s multi-year slate of arts, media, and cultural programming in Chinatown, culminating in the Spring 2025 opening of Edge on the Square, the region’s first permanent Asian Pacific Islander contemporary art and media hub. CMAC envisions Edge on the Square as a transformative addition to the neighborhood, both complementing the area’s legacy restaurants and businesses, and spurring local economic development.

Presented by Chinatown Media and Arts Collaborative


Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.

Cost: FREE*
Categories: *Top Pick*, Block Party, Fairs & Festivals, In Person, Live Music, Outdoors, Theater & Performance
Venue: Chinatown
Address: Washington and Grant, San Francisco, CA