There aren’t any apple orchards or vegetable patches in downtown San Francisco, but farm fresh food has hydrated the city’s food desert for 30 years. Today, Wednesday, September 14, the UN Plaza farmer’s celebrates 30 years of business and providing nutrition education to the folks of Market Street.
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.
There’s a lot of art going up recently on Market Street between 6th and 7th. Next to the UN Plaza, I spotted a new installation by artist Karen Cusolito called Valiant Flowers and murals by Paz de la Calzada, Rafael Landea, and Robert Harris at 1127, 1020, and 998 Market St., respectively. These projects are part of an effort to revitalize Market Street headed by the San Francisco Arts Commission. Kick-off opening event for the Central Market Art In Storefronts is Friday, May 13 from 5-7pm at 998 Market Street. Artists’ works will be on display from May 13-August 13, 2011.