The Chinese New Year’s Parade is set to take place in San Francisco on Saturday. And while most people think only of Chinatown, San Francisco’s diverse Chinese community is spread out throughout the city. Here are a few ways to explore San Francisco’s unique Chinese culture.
PenPop: Burnt into the walls. Blasted onto the windows. Gold stencil behind red iron bars at Stud on Harrison. One doe-eyed friend supports another, pasted on Market St. Angry guy, rotten teeth, upset about money: grey, gray, gris. Art on art in Chinatown: Cancer Carl on a haircutters’ profile and check out those awesome sunglasses.
It’s the Year of the Rabbit and amidst blustery winds and relentless downpours, thousands came out to celebrate the lunar new year. Festivities have been going on for weeks and SF Station photographer Casey Holtz was on hand to capture the goings on at the less chaotic Chinese New Year Community Street Fair.