Josh Wilson of Independent Arts & Media has informed us that the San Francisco community art and performance space ArtSF is in jeopardy of being closed.
Here’s an update from ArtSF promotions director Joe Mama:
I would first like to thank everyone in the community for the support we have received over the past 6 years we have existed. We have always maintained ourselves as a group run by artists and for artists.
The problem that we are facing now is a financial one.
1. S. Slater and Son are trying to collect $4,300 for our percentage of building maintenance costs for October – December 2006
2. We are unable to make a payment plan with the landlord and must pay this bill in one lump sum.
3. We are certain that the landlord will give us a similar bill, for the first half of 2007, at the begining of next month or in September, so we need to raise an additional $4000.
Art SF has provided a space for local emerging artists for years. We have never charged artists any commission for any art sold through us. We are an all volunteer run organization and have dedicated ourselves to our local art scene. All money raised goes directly to keep our space open to the public. We have been here for the community, and now we are asking the community to be here for us. We are in a crisis situation and need our community support more than ever.
To donate to help save Art SF or for more information, email:
ArtSF is having a big fundraiser this Friday, July 27th to help raise money to save the space. Here’s more info:
hey everyone, the community art space, ARTsf, that we run in the mission,
is in danger of going under!!!!!! we are throwing a party to raise money
to keep the space alive, right now there are 8 artists in residence and a
number of community events constantly taking place here. If we lose the
space, it would be horrible!!! please stop by this party and show your
support, its going to be good, i promise….
Friday, July 27th
Doors @730 Music@800
110 Capp St @ 16th
sliding scale $7-$7 million