Join us on Saturday, May 28th down at the Ferry Building!
We're excited to partner again with Foodwise (formerly CUESA) for a farmworker awareness poster art pop-up at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market on Saturday, May 28th, between 9 am-1 pm.
Join us for a live screen-printing demo and poster giveaway in conjunction with the exhibition Turning the Table: Awareness for Farmworker Equity. See Project Artivism’s bicycle-powered screen printer in action and take home a free farmworker awareness poster designed by artist Oscar Lopez.
Poster art has historically brought attention to important social and political movements. With the help of artist’s messages and images these posters spark interest and move people to take action in support of cultural change.
The Matrix and the Handbills of the Haight: Recent Acquisitions
Opening on Saturday, May 21
Haight Street Art Center recently received an exciting donation of a collection of handbills and postcards documenting the psychedelic era in San Francisco, the greater Bay Area, and Denver. One cache of handbills documents the Matrix, the Marina district folk club cofounded by the Jefferson Airplane's Marty Balin in 1965. Although the Matrix sponsored and was commemorated by posters, handbills were its principal means of advertising concerts, and six of those will be on display on the Art Center’s first floor through August1st, along with a selection of handbills showing how the psychedelic art of the Haight-Ashbury spread to the East Bay, North Bay, and South Bay, and across America.
Melodic Virtue and Haight Street Art Center, along with partner Amoeba Music, are delighted to announce an exclusive book signing for The Residents: A Sight for Sore Eyes, Vol.1 with Homer Flynn, creative director of Poor? NO! Graphics, and Aaron Tanner.
Fans can purchase copies of the book, have it signed by Flynn and Tanner, and tour an exhibition curated by Flynn of rare Residents posters from their half-century history. In keeping with the Center’s mission to honor the city’s rich history of poster art, the event will be commemorated by a new poster, designed by noted Bay Area artist Zoltron, which will be available for sale.
Haight Street Art Center invites you to join us this Saturday, April 30th from 12-6pm with artist Rob Corradetti for a Killer Acid Pop-Up Show. Posters and wearable delights will be for sale.
Killer Acid is the work of artist Rob Corradetti. Located in Santa Cruz, CA, the brand specializes in screen prints, T-shirts, and a myriad of mysterious, humorous, and highly-detailed psychedelic ephemera.
4/20 Poster Pop-Up show!
On view through April
Canablis: Celebrating Cannabis and Head Shop Culture in San Francisco.
The Head shops of the 60’s and 70’s were stores that specialized in all things cannabis. From bongs, pipes and papers, to posters, records, incense and the like; head shops acted as emporiums for communities of counter culturalists. Whether as concert ticket sales venues, distribution locales for underground literature, or meeting places for activist groups like the Diggers, San Francisco head shops played an important and influencing role in the culture of the time–where free love, drugs, and psychedelic music reigned supreme.
Join us on Saturday, April 9th down at the Ferry Building!
We're excited to partner with Foodwise (formerly CUESA) for a farmworker awareness poster art pop-up at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market on Saturday, April 9, between 9 am-1 pm.
Join us for a live screen-printing demo and poster giveaway in conjunction with the exhibition Turning the Table: Awareness for Farmworker Equity. See Project Artivism’s bicycle-powered screen printer in action and take home a free farmworker awareness poster designed by artist Brenda Barrios.
Currently on view
On view through February 13, 2022
Joyce Hsu is an interdisciplinary artist and designer with background in both art and architecture. She received her Master of Fine Arts at the San Francisco Art Institute and her Master of Architecture at California College of the Arts. Her work has been exhibited internationally.
On behalf of the Haight Street Art Center’s Board of Directors and staff, thank you so much for your support this year. You, our donors and patrons, are who make it possible for us to fulfill our mission to educate, inspire, and foster positive cultural change.
Haight Street Art Center is pleased to announce:
Haight Street Art Center’s Annual Invitational Screen Print Show, an opportunity for artists to visit San Francisco and produce Screen Prints on location in the HSAC print studio.
Our inaugural year features celebrated artists, Jeremy Fish, Mike Giant & Morning Breath (Doug Cunningham & Jason Noto).