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.


Skywatchers
 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.


Skywatchers
 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

Tenderloin Day of the Dead Altar Project

Rick Darnell & Jeff Marshall
Fridays, September 7-28, 3-5pm

Archived Events

GIRLFLY 2018

Choreography by Jo Kreiter, Megan Lowe, and GIRLFLY Youth
Wed-Thu, Aug 1-2, 7pm

Tenderloin Arts Working Group

Wed, Aug 1, 10am-11am

Open Calls Mixer

Wed, Jun 27, 5pm-6pm

Open Stage at CounterPulse

Wed, Jun 27, 6:30pm-8:30pm

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