The Community Arts Program (CAP) offers well-conceived art experiences led by CounterPulse artists that advance our goal to create socially engaged art in partnership with community based organizations and civic agencies. Our work in community centers, public housing projects and single room occupancy hotels invites artist facilitators to experiment in co-creative models of program design that erase the boundary between audience and artist. The specific goal is to provide safe interactive environments where participants can explore the creative process and examine their personal connection to the artistic outcomes of the project. Whether the project is a weekly workshop or a 6-month artist residency, CounterPulse’s CAP values community partnership and works together with our collaborators to create experiences that are engaging, accessible and relevant as we work toward social change.

Archived Events

Magic in the Tenderloin: A Coloring Book Adventure

Hannah Boles and Sylvester Guard
Fri, Jan 5, 3pm-5pm


ABD Productions, Skywatchers
Saturday-Sunday, July 8-16 at 11AM to 3PM

Block Fest in the Forest

Leroy Staples, Dawn Leigh, Ramekon O'Arwisters, Jason Wyman, Mary Claire Amable, Celi Tamayo-Lee
Friday, May 5th, 3pm-5pm

Block Fest with Sylvester Guard

April 7, 3pm-4:30pm, Every first Friday

Tenderloin Community Arts Mixer

Monday, October 24, 6PM-8PM

Sisters at the Table: Food Symposium

NOV 18, 2012, TUE @ 3:00PM

Our Daily Bread

Amara Tabor-Smith’s Deep Waters Dance Theater
NOV 15-18, 2012, THU-SUN at 8PM

Our Daily Bread: Quilting Workshop / Food Party

Amara Tabor-Smith
OCT 20, 2012, SAT from 1-3PM

Our Daily Bread: Eat-in

JAN 14, 2012, SAT at NOON

Our Daily Bread: Eat-in

DEC 12th, 2011, MON at 6PM