Several galleries are coming together to bring to the San Francisco public a new, inspiring Lower Polk microhood of contemporary art galleries and movements happening under the radar. What initially began as a MOEWD-financed mural campaign in the Lower Polk district, The Lower Polk Art Walk brings a greater mindshare to those who live in the Lower Polk (LoPo) community, helps emerging artists find platforms to share their work, and the general public to “learn and appreciate the stimulation fine art can bring to their lives,” explains Nate Amarose, lead coordinator of the event.
Along with several galleries opening their doors for the event, there will be the unveiling of seven (count ‘em, SEVEN!) new murals around the neighborhood, completed by artists, art professors, and art students alike. Also great about this event is the amount of non-gallery businesses opening their doors to help promote the rising art community; Let It Bleed Tattoo and KoKo Cocktails will be featuring limited works by local artists. Nate Amarose brings this event to you with the hope that the future of this quarterly Lower Polk Art Walk will then turn its focus toward engaging the district’s alleys for art, film, and performance events showcasing the gritty and colorful history, as well as the positive direction that LoPo is heading. Join White Walls, Space Gallery, LoPo Gallery, The Popular Workshop, and many more, this Thursday, July 14, from 6-10pm for the Lower Polk Art Walk!