Pick Me Up Art + Coffee is designed to give your day a
boost through collaborative tree-wrapping art-making led by artist Barakah Aly.
Aly is a Bay Area–based artist and founder of Urban
Upstarts, San Francisco Public Library’s youth-centered art-making
About the Village Artist-in-Residence Program
The Village Artist-in-Residence at the
Village Artist Corner aims to support creative development directly aligned
with growing and sustaining consistent community engagement among those who
frequent the Civic Center Commons. Through the Village Artists’ work, we create
a public platform that invites the community to explore and promote expression
and creativity while deepening connection and compassion.
Major activations will take place on Target
First Free Sundays, when the museum offers free general admission courtesy of
coffee for purchase from SF Coffee Cruiser, a locally youth-owned family
About the Village Artist Corner
Artist Corner features
rotating murals and monthly programs at the dragon sculpture on the corner of
Fulton and Larkin Streets adjacent to the Asian Art Museum. The
program was developed as part of Groundplay, a City collaboration co-led
by the Mayor’s Office of Civic Innovation, San Francisco Planning, and the San
Francisco Arts Commission.
Designed by San Francisco public high school
students in the Architecture Program at Youth Art Exchange, the sculpture is
inspired by mythological creatures found in the art and literature of many
different cultures and time periods. Our dragon is decorated with a myriad of
patterns found on artwork in the Asian Art Museum’s collection. Over the next
two years, the intended life of the project, the sculpture and area around it
will be programmed with monthly activities and new mural openings. Monthly activities
take place on the first Sunday and the second Wednesday of each month.
Artist Corner is funded through the generosity of The Family of Tania
Vonelleese Seymour. Founding program support was made possible by
Housing-Related Park Program from the State of California, facilitated by San
Francisco Recreation and Parks Department; The Hearst Foundations; California
Arts Council; San Francisco Grants for the Arts; and The NFL Foundation and 50
Fund, the legacy fund of the Super Bowl 50 Host Committee.