Celebrate the Tenderloin!
This June, CounterPulse extends our Block Fest program from our pink building toward the larger Tenderloin.
Block Fest in the Mini Park features three Block Fest Artist Activators engaging the community with fun, free, family-friendly art activities.
Join CounterPulse, Ramekon O’Arwisters, Sylvester Guard, and Adam Herbst at the Turk & Hyde Mini Park for an afternoon of crocheting, coloring, and sculpturing.
About the activities
Social practice artist Ramekon O’Arwisters welcomes you to participate in the Crochet Jam, a community-building activity that incorporate crocheting strips of fabric into individual free-form and organic soft sculpture.
Next, join Artist Activator Sylvester Guard with a giant coloring book entitled There is Magic in the Tenderloin. There will be miniature copies of the coloring book to take home with you!.
Finally, contribute to a community sculpture assembled from found objects with Adam Herbst’s The Creature. Choose from a wide array of curious and beautiful materials to construct the creature and add your piece to its written history and taxonomy.
All Block Fest activities are simultaneously fun and educational, incorporating basic art elements in a family-friendly art activation event of, by, and for the Tenderloin community.
Block Fest in the Mini Park is made possible through a micro grant from the Tenderloin Community Benefit District.
Photo of Ramekon O’Arwisters’s Crochet Jam by Robbie Sweeny