About the Art/Lit Living Innovation Zone
The Art/Lit Living Innovation Zone is a new work of public sculpture located at the corner of Larkin and Fulton Streets, adjacent to the Asian Art Museum. It was developed as part of the Living Innovation Zone (LIZ) program, 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 activities and new mural openings
The Living Innovation Zone Program
The Living Innovation Zone program makes public spaces available to experiment with temporary creative installations that encourage people to connect with each other and their city. 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. 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. www.youthartexchange.org