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Village Artist Corner

About the Village Artist Corner
The Village 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.

Groundplay 
Groundplay works with ordinary San Franciscans to build temporary installations that turn underused public spaces into joyful community places. The Village Artist Corner 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. Special thanks to Public Works, San Francisco Arts Commission, the Office of Economic and Workforce Development and the Mayor’s Office on Disability.

About Youth Art Exchange
Youth Art Exchange (YAX) sparks a shared creative practice between professional artists and public high school students, furthering youth as leaders, thinkers, and artists in San Francisco. YAX’s Architecture Program, led by faculty artist Craig Hollow, engages young architects from concept to construction of public-art projects, positively shaping the built urban environment. 

Sponsors

The Village 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.