About This Artist

Founded in 2011, Skywatchers brings residents of San Francisco’s Tenderloin District into partnership with professional artists to create multi-disciplinary, site-specific performance installations that amplify the rich and complex stories, life experiences, and talents of community members. ABD initiated the Skywatchers program in collaboration with Community Housing Project (CHP) and the Luggage Store Gallery.

 is committed to justice and equity as a critique of the current societal structures that marginalize large segments of the population. Creative expression and artistry are the foundation of a unique set of methodological practices to resist, confront, expose, or intervene in those structures, working towards social change on the individual and systemic levels. We believe in the power of art and collective creative endeavors to transform lives, embody our interconnectedness, and infuse our lives with agency, possibility, and increased vitality.

 is structured on the belief that relationships are the first site of social change. We believe that large-scale transformation begins with intimate, interpersonal exchange and that all stakeholders are transformed in this process—artists, resident participants, as well as site staff.

Learn more about ABD Productions and Skywatchers at www.abdproductions.org/skywatchers-2-2/. Photos courtesy of Skywatchers.

Upcoming Events

Community Check-In

Mon, Apr 2, 4:30-5:30pm

(de)classified & Still Life No. 8

Five Feet Dance and Simpson/Stulberg Collaborations
Thu-Sat, Apr 5-7 & 12-14, 8pm

Knowledge and Affirmation from the Past

Txutxo Perez
Fri, Apr 6, 3pm-5pm

Archived Events

We Inherit, We Transform, We Heal

Yetunde Olagbaju
Sun, Mar 18, 5pm-6:30pm

Epilogue for Our Future Ends

Clement Hil Goldberg
Sat, Mar 17, 5-7pm at The Stud

Upstanding Others

Sat, Mar 17, 4-5pm


SURFACE TENSION: Nihar Bhatt, Justin Anastasi, DJ CZ, Jason Polastri
Sat, Mar 17-Sun, Mar 18, 11:59pm-6:00am

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