Block Fest = Fun. Free. First. Friday.

Every first Friday of the month from 3PM-4:30PM locally sourced Artist Activators will  offer up free art making and sharing up and down our block of Turk Street. From live performance and art exhibition to screen printing workshops and crochet jams, Block Fest is a monthly tasting and testing of the Tenderloin’s creative spirit.


All our 2017 Artist Activators

Josue Rojas, Pam Coates, Craig Osterberg, Chris Cook, Julian Prince Dash/Holy Stitch! Denim Social Club, Jeffrey Greer/SF Recovery Theater, Dawn Leigh Evinger, Sylvester Guard, LeRoy Staples, Ramekon O’Arwisters/Crochet Jam, Jason Wyman & Celi Tamayo-Lee


Current Block Fest Open Calls

Due May 31, 2017: Letters of intent for Fall 2017 Block Fest Artist Activators. CounterPulse Artist Activators are a seasonal cohort of community artists working in any medium that facilitates arts workshops in the Tenderloin. Download LOI form to apply >>

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.