Amplifying voices and stories of the Tenderloin
TenderArts aims to keep what is beautiful about the Tenderloin thriving: a neighborhood that is diverse, expressive, and resilient. We work with Tenderloin-based artists to listen and respond to community concerns, such as lack of respite and access to social services. We welcome our Tenderloin neighbors to engage in safe, hospitable, and creative activities and share their stories.
TenderArts is a platform for Tenderloin artists to showcase their work–and the work of Tenderloin neighbors–throughout the neighborhood and beyond, building an artistic and professional platform for anyone who creates art in the Tenderloin.
Through TenderArts, CounterPulse is transforming our block of Turk Street into an inspiration for what cross-sector arts projects can do for low-income and urban neighborhoods.
Feb 7, Fri, 3-5pm
Music Box Orchestra and the Traveling Mural with Rick Darnell and Dawn Leigh
Feb 14, Fri, 3-5pm
Valentine’s Day Boxes with Jeff Marshall
Mar 6, Fri, 3-5pm
Chronicles: Finding Home with Axel Craig Osterberg
Mar 20, Fri, 3-5pm
DIY T-Shirt Fashion Design with Sylvester Guard Jr.
Apr 3, Fri, 3-5pm
Infinite Poetry with Curry Senior Center’s Phillip Gerson
Apr 19, Sun, 11am-4pm
May 8, Fri, 3-5pm
The Sun as Camera: Cyanotype Printing with Anna Rotty & Kristi Chan
Jun 12, Fri, 3-5pm
Block Fest in the Park with Steve Tanksley, Ramekon O’Arwisters, Rachel Lozada, Rick Darnell