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  • Village Artist Corner: StreetBeats, A Cultural Exploration

    Workshops & Activities, For Families, and part of Art/Lit Living Innovation Zone: Program Activations, Target First Free Sundays

    Mar 22



    Corner of Fulton and Larkin

    Curated by Dr. Elliot Gann, aka Phillipdrummond of Today’s Future Sound, StreetBeats fosters dialogue at the intersection of music, dance, connection and community. StreetBeats promotes creative compassion by bringing people together to learn about hip-hop's history, culture and impact on 20th- and 21st-century music.

    Join Phillipdrummond and Today’s Future Sound for free, interactive hip-hop culture and community for all ages, where you are a part of the show!

    • Learn to mix songs and make beats live with our professional instructors
    • Explore the ins and outs of sampling and chopping using songs from all over the globe
    • Watch our painters create a masterpiece right in front of your eyes ·        
    • Flex your best moves to the beat with an interactive hip-hop dance lesson  
    • Practice your jaw gymnastics as we engage in freestyle cyphers and show you how to put phrases together “off the top” of your head
    • Pour-over coffee available for purchase from SF Coffee Cruiser, a local youth-owned family business

    About the Village Artist Corner
    As part of a city initiative to revive underutilized public spaces with art, performance and community activities, San Francisco has created several Living Innovation Zones (LIZ) under the Groundplay Program. We are honored to share a LIZ with the San Francisco Public Library: the Village Artist Corner outside the museum on Fulton and Larkin streets. The Village Artist Corner is a venue for art for social change, a platform that encourages creative compassion through experiences designed to bring people together through installations, performances and art-making. In addition to programs on the first Sundays and second Wednesdays of the month, the Village Artist Corner includes a 30-foot-long mural wall that presents a rotating display of site-specific artworks. 


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.


"Target First Free Sundays"--free general admission on the first Sunday of every month and the family programs offered on that day--are made possible by Target.

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