Block Fest = Fun. Free. First. Friday.

Every first Friday of the month from 3PM-5PM locally sourced Artist Activators offer up free art making. Block Fest animates and celebrates the unit block of Turk Street (between Mason Street and Taylor Street) with free arts activities, cultural offerings, community information, and discussion for the local residents, workers, and visitors. From live performance and art exhibition to screen printing workshops and crochet jams, Block Fest is a monthly celebration of the Tenderloin’s creative spirit.

Our 2017/2018 Artist Activators

Jesus Perez, Kat Geng, Hannah Boles, Adam Herbst, and Tan Sirinumas

Block Fest Schedule



Sep 1– Hannah Boles in collaboration with Sylvester Guard
Oct 6– Txutxo Perez
Nov 3– Tan Sirinumas
Dec 1– Kat Geng


Jan 5– Hannah Boles
Feb 2– Kat Geng
Mar 2– Tan Sirinumas
Apr 6– Adam Herbst
May 4– Txutxo Perez (At the Tenderloin National Forest)
Jun 1– Adam Herbst 


Block Fest made possible in part by awards from the California Council for the Arts Creative California Communities program and the San Francisco Office of Economic & Workforce Development. Presented by CounterPulse and Central City S.R.O. Collaborative.

[Cover photo by Robbie Sweeny]