The Mobile Arts Platform Pops Up at the Urban Youth Arts Festival

What: The Mobile Arts Platform (MAP) installs at the  Urban Youth Arts Festival

When: July 23, 1PM – 5PM

Where: Potrero Del Sol/La Raza Skate Park (near entrance on 25th & San Bruno; see map)

How Much: Free

What Else: Click here for more information about the Festival. Click here for live photos from the event.

SOMArts Cultural Center, presents a one-day-only Mobile Arts Platform installation in collaboration with the 15th Annual Urban Youth Arts Festival, hosted by Precita Eyes. The special temporary exhibit will focus on urban art forms and will include:

  • Murals by Miranda Bergman
  • Video slideshows of murals from around the world by Nico Crisafulli
  • Interactive stencil at production by James Gregg
  • Participatory mural painting by Nicole McClure
  • Collaborative video documenting local murals by Peter Foucault, Chris Treggiari, and John Urquhart
  • A crowd-sourced street art slideshow
  • The “Yes, we can ________” Positive Picketing Project
  • Pop-up exhibition seating and structural installations by CCA Furniture Design and Architecture MFA students
  • A crowd-sourced mural and street art slideshow members of the public who contributed to our United Murals Flickr Group

All artwork produced at this event throughout the day, including the stencils, Positive Picketing signs, and murals will be instantaneously uploaded to the online gallery below. Refresh the page to see more images as they are added!


About the Mobile Arts Platform (MAP)
The Mobile Arts Platform (MAP) is comprised of two large-scale, interactive sculptures that are “activated” by a mobile exhibitions program. MAP brings together Peter Foucault’s Fal-Core Van and Chris Treggiari’s Mobile Store and appears in locations throughout the Bay Area. MAP is presented in collaboration with SOMArts and supported by a grant from the Creative Work Fund. MAP programming in 2010-11 will include a series of five “pop-up” exhibitions.

Through this partnership, MAP’s goal is to increase arts participation and deepen community engagement through the arts with innovative intervention at three neighborhoods street fairs & festivals in San Francisco, and two events happening at SOMArts.

MAP creates autonomous exhibition spaces accessible to the public to create strong bonds with the communities; an artistic research lab where a cross-pollination of mediums and genres can occur. MAP events variously include video screenings, visual art, performance art, live music, interactive artworks, and culinary art. In essence, MAP builds a temporary, creative microcosm where community and creativity can intersect and flourish.

The Mobile Arts Platform is supported in part by the Creative Work Fund, a program of the Walter and Elise Haas Fund supported by the generous grants from The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and by the San Francisco Arts Commission.