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Rhythm of the City

Artist: Ira Watkins
Artist Ira Watkins’ Rhythm of the City captures the energy and vibrancy of the Civic Center, the heart of the city through colorful characters Ira’s met in his 50 years living in the Tenderloin neighborhood in San Francisco, during many of which he was homeless. Ira’s work expresses the struggles and triumphs of the neighborhood’s denizens, showing the diversity and richness of the city.


The Art/Lit LIZ is generously supported by funding from Housing-Related Park Program from the State of California, facilitated by San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department; California Arts Council; The Hearst Foundations, Inc.; San Francisco Grants for the Arts; and The NFL Foundation and 50 Fund, the legacy fund of the Super Bowl 50 Host Committee.