The Tenderloin continues to have a history as a unique hub in San Francisco for artistic expression to grow.
To celebrate our home, CounterPulse and SAFEhouse Arts have begun planning The Tenderloin Arts Festivalwhich will match local artists with site specific locations including lobbies, landmarks, and performance spaces across the neighborhood in an effort to strengthen the creative and cultural intersections that makes the Tenderloin unique and to fortify stronger interdependent connections between artists, the Tenderloin community, its inhabitants as well as the organizations that exist within it.
This Festival is an opportunity to rejuvenate and celebrate the vibrant spirit and history that is the Tenderloin and it is our intention to highlight the many unique non-traditional spaces and people who should be celebrated in this neighborhood everyday.
CHECK OUT OUR FULL CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Thursday, April 6th @ 2:30PM • Drumming Circle with Dana Fontana • Boedekker Park
Thursday, April 6th @ 6PM • Dearly Discarded • Moth Belly Gallery
Thursday, April 6th @ 6PM & 8PM • Dave’s Place by Rick Darnell • Outside of CounterPulse
Friday, April 7th @ 2PM • Italian Dish by Sue Laurita • Outside of Hospitality House
Saturday, April 8th @ 11AM • Drag Up! Fight Back! March and Rally • City Hall to Union Square
Tuesday, April 11th @ 12PM • Tenderloin Arts Lending Library • CounterPulse
Tuesday, April 11th @ 10PM • Angels Drag Show & Dance Party • Aunt Charlie’s Lounge
Thursday, April 13th @ 2:30PM • Drumming Circle with Dana Fontana • Boedekker Park
Thursday April 13th @ 5:30PM • TenderMic: Community Open Mic • Fluid Coffee at La Cocina Marketplace
Thursday, April 13th @ 8PM • Mobile Light Art Station by Immersive Arts Alliance • Boedekker Park
Friday, April 14th @ 3PM • The Weaver In You by Rachel Lozada • Outside of CounterPulse
Thursday, April 20th @ 2:30PM • Drumming Circle with Dana Fontana • Boedekker Park
Saturday, April 22nd @ 2PM • The NETWORK Project by MovingGround • Demonstration Gardens
Sunday, April 23rd @ 11AM • The Dance of the Enchantress by Mohini Studio • Asian Art Museum
Thursday, April 27th @ 2:30PM • Drumming Circle with Dana Fontana • Boedekker Park
Friday, April 28th @ 3PM • Pop Up Art Studio with Jeff Marshall & Rick Darnell • CounterPulse
Saturday, April 29th @ 7:30PM • Florescence by Saharla Vetsch & Ciarra D’Onofrio • CounterPulse
Saturday, April 29th @ 8PM • RAW Showcase with Raven Malouf-Renning, Claire Evangelho, San Francisco Bellydance Theater, and Leah Volk • SAFEHouse Arts
Sunday April 30th @ 9AM • Tenderloin Beautification Day • Tenderloin Community Benefit District
Sunday April 30th @ 2PM • I Love The Tenderloin Week Grand Opening • The Healing WELL
Want to list your event as part of the Tenderloin Arts Festival?
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The Tenderloin Arts Festival is a collaborative project of CounterPulse and Safehouse Arts made possible with support from the Tenderloin Community Benefit District, the Mid-Market Business Association, and the Zellerbach Family Foundation
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Photo of Saharla Vetsch from the CounterPulse Festival 2021 by Robbie Sweeny
Flyer by Grey Tartaglione with photos of (top) Sarahla Vetsch, Diana Lara, (middle) Newoncé, (bottom) Rick Darnell, Sue Larita, & Saraswathy Lakshmivaraham