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  • Art/Lit LIZ Launch Party

    Evenings, For Families, Performances, and part of Art/Lit Living Innovation Zone: Program Activations, Thursday Nights

    Jun 15

    Free

    5—8 PM

    Corner of Fulton and Larkin streets

    Join hundreds of revelers, artists, and civic leaders from City Hall for an afternoon-and-into-the-evening block party to celebrate the launch of the Asian Art Museum and Main Library’s Art/Lit Living Innovation Zone (LIZ), a new work of public sculpture on the corner of Fulton and Larkin Streets adjacent to the museum.  

    This program is a part of an interagency team called Groundplay that is managed by San Francisco Planning. The Art/Lit LIZ is a collaboration between the Asian Art Museum, Main Public Library, Civic Center Community Benefit District, San Francisco Planning and the Civic Center Commons Initiative, designed and constructed by Youth Art Exchange. 

    Meet acclaimed Mission-district street artist and activist Megan Wilson and her creative partner, poet-laureate of El Cerrito Maw Shein Win, as Megan unveils her original mural on the LIZ sculpture and performs a “Flower Interruption” outside the museum. Then groove to live performances by celebrated R&B and Americana band 
    Aireene & The Itch and GenRyu Arts taiko performance, enjoy delicious eats from SOMA StrEat food trucks, sip drinks from Tres Truck, and unleash your inner artist by painting with water on a GIANT “Buddha board” wall. Afterwards, shimmy inside the Asian Art museum to enjoy its priceless collection for only $10 after 5PM!  

    Hands-on Activities 
    5-8 PM
    • Participate in flying Acroyoga demos ·         
    • Create ephemeral artwork on a giant Buddha board wall       
    • Make a ribbon wand with the Art Speak high school interns       
    • Enjoy the Public Library Summer of Love book giveaway 
    Food + Drinks 5-8 PM
    • Fill up on yummy faves from Soma StrEATS + imbibe delicious drinks from the Tres Truck Beer Garden
    Performances 5–7:45 PM

    Performances 5–8 PM 
    5-5:45 PM Maw Shein Win poetry reading and Taiko performance with GenRyu Arts
    6–6:30 PM Youth Art Exchange percussion performance  
    6:45–8 PM Aireene & The Itch + blues dance instructors 

Sponsors

The Village Artist Corner is funded through the generosity of The Family of Tania Vonelleese Seymour and San Francisco Grants for the Arts. Founding program support was made possible by Housing-Related Parks Program from the State of California, facilitated by San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department; The Hearst Foundations; California Arts Council; and The NFL Foundation and 50 Fund, the legacy fund of the Super Bowl 50 Host Committee. Support for community engagement at the Asian Art Museum is provided by The Walter & Elise Haas Fund.

Thursday Night Sponsors

Thursday Nights are supported by Nordstrom and Wells Fargo.


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