Behind the Scenes of “Art in Storefronts” | Chinatatown
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Art in Storefronts continues to garner national attention with its colorful murals and provocative installations that enliven Chinatown streets. Join the artists and property owners to learn about the Lion’s Den and the heyday of Wentworth Alley captured in Robert Minervini’s mural. Hear about the hungry visitors who try to enter Niana Liu’s faux-restaurant installation and how local merchants have embraced her. And find out how Leland Wong photographed 100 children in less than one month. These stories and more will be shared at a bi-lingual community discussion for Art in Storefronts.
An artist-led tour of the storefronts and murals follows the discussion.
The discussion features Art in Storefronts artists Niana Liu, Robert Minervini, Cynthia Tom, Hui-Ying Tsai, Leland Wong, and Yumei Hou; property owners including Andrew Young, whose building housed the historic Lion’s Den and Dragon-a-Gogo; and will be moderated by Art in Storefronts Project Manager Kelly Lindner.
Art in Storefronts is a pilot program in collaboration with the San Francisco Arts Commission, the Office of Economic and Workforce Development and community partners: Kearny Street Workshop, Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco, and Chinatown Community Development Center.
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