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.

 

TenderArts Schedule

TenderArts Drum Circle with Steve Tanksley Each Monday Night

 

Fall 2019

 

Oct 4, Fri, 3-5pm

Discover the Weaver in You with Rachel Lozada

Free RSVP >>

 

Oct 18, Fri, 3-5pm

Let’s Start with Scribbles, Let’s Start with Scraps with Kat Geng

Free RSVP >>

 

Oct 31, Thu, 5-6pm

Safe Trick or Treating with TLCBD/Safe Passage

Free RSVP >>

 

Nov 1, Fri, 3-5pm

Neighborhood Day of the Dead Altar Project with Jeff Marshall

Free RSVP >>

 

Nov 15, Fri, 3-5pm

DIY T-Shirt Fashion Design with Sylvester Guard Jr.

FREE RSVP >>

 

Dec 9, Mon, 12-2pm

Woman’s Holiday Party with CCSRO, La Cocina, Care Through Touch

Free RSVP >>

 

Spring 2020

Feb 7, Fri, 3-5pm

Music Box Orchestra and the Traveling Mural with Rick Darnell and Dawn Leigh

Free RSVP >>

 

Feb 14, Fri, 3-5pm

Valentine’s Day Boxes with Jeff Marshall

FREE RSVP >>

 

Mar 6, Fri, 3-5pm

Chronicles: Finding Home with Axel Craig Osterberg

Free RSVP >>

 

Mar 20, Fri, 3-5pm

DIY T-Shirt Fashion Design with Sylvester Guard Jr.

FREE RSVP >>

 

Apr 3, Fri, 3-5pm

Infinite Poetry with Curry Senior Center’s Phillip Gerson

Free RSVP >>

 

Apr 19, Sun, 11am-4pm

Sunday Streets

 

May 8, Fri, 3-5pm

The Sun as Camera: Cyanotype Printing with Anna Rotty & Kristi Chan

Free RSVP >>

 

Jun 12, Fri, 3-5pm

Block Fest in the Park with Steve Tanksley, Ramekon O’Arwisters, Rachel Lozada, Rick Darnell

Free RSVP >>

 

 

TenderArts Programs

Block Fest >>

Turk Street Mural >>

Urban Furniture Residency >>

Tenderloin Arts Lending Library >>

Coffee Break >>