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1990 Folsom-Casa Adelante Youth Focus Group

Thursday, October 7, 2021 | 5:00 pm

Calling all San Francisco youth! Galería de la Raza invites you to join a focus group to contribute direct feedback to artist Lorraine Garcia Nakata for their upcoming mural at 1990 Folsom- Casa Adelante. Click on the link to register and for more information!

The upcoming affordable housing complex 1990 Folsom- Casa Adelante (Located on 16th Street, between Shotwell and Folsom) will feature a mural spanning the entryway of the building by recognized visual artist Lorraine García-Nakata. As a primary member of the world-renowned artist collective, the Royal Chicano Air Force (RCAF), García-Nakata is noted for her large-scale works in drawing and painting as well as her command of mixed media, printmaking, installation work, ceramics, and sculpture.

Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) and Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation (TNDC) are co-developers of 1990 Folsom- Casa Adelante. 1990 Folsom will provide a total of 143 affordable apartments. This building was constructed for families to remain in the Mission and will feature a public mural by a local artist to celebrate the rich cultural history of the Mission neighborhood.

Galería de la Raza invites San Francisco youth to join our virtual focus group for an opportunity to contribute direct feedback to the mural by Lorraine García-Nakata at 1990 Folsom, learn more about the artist's vision for this mural, and share their thoughts on public art and social justice.

Register through Eventbrite here to receive Zoom link.

About MEDA’s Community Real Estate (CRE): This program was launched in summer 2014 as an urgent response to stem the displacement happening to low-income and working-class families in the Mission District. Our Large Sites program develops Affordable Housing projects in the Mission District as a means to stabilize and strengthen our community.

About TNDC: TNDC develops community and provides affordable housing and services for people with low incomes in the Tenderloin and throughout San Francisco, to promote equitable access to opportunity and resources.

About Galeria: Founded in 1970, Galería de la Raza | Studio 24 is a non-profit dedicated to promoting Xicanx/Latinx art and culture. Our "creative place keeping" ethos is rooted in social inclusion and justice, where community arts are central to navigating the complex intersection of urban development, social inequality, affordable housing, and the historical-cultural legacies of communities of color. To implement our mission, the Galería supports Latinx artists in the visual, literary, media, and performing art fields whose works explore new aesthetic possibilities for socially committed art.

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