Minnesota Street section

SFArtsED proudly presents 

Bringing together art, science,
community, and nature

FREE Family Day arts activities, Saturday, March 17, 2018 from noon-4pm

Exhibition continues through Saturday, April 28, 2018

Curated by Zoe Farmer  

Experience this exhibition of student-created artwork inspired by natural phenomena such as the mass migration of giant spider crabs, the marching lines of lobsters, and the mesmerizing patterns formed in the sky by bird murmuration. Connected features the work of more than 800 students from SFArtsED's programs in the public schools.

From curator (and SFArtsED Artist) Zoe Farmer:

"This exhibition is about wonder. 
It navigates connections between art, science, community, and nature. 
Formally it is inspired by natural phenomena such as mass migration of giant spider crabs, the marching lines of lobsters, and the patterns formed by bird murmuration. 
It also gestures to communities gathering together for strength, change, and safety, particularly in this political and cultural moment. 
Like bees, fish, and birds, our communities can be alerted to gather and to act. All visitors to the exhibition are invited to take a moment and create a small piece of art that will become part of the exhibition."

Featuring work by students at

  • Claire Lilienthal Alternative 1st grade working with SFArtsED Artist Erik Parra
  • Commodore Sloat Elementary 1st, 2nd, 4th grades working with SFArtsED Artist Jeanette Au
  • Glen Park After School 1st grade working with SFArtsED Artist Jesus Zamarron
  • Gordon Lau Elementary 5th grade working with SFArtsED Artist Tiersa Nureyev
  • Guadalupe Elementary 1st, 3rd grades working with SFArtsED Artist Carolina Zamora
  • Hillcrest Elementary 4th, 5th grades working with SFArtsED Artist Jesus Zamarron
  • McKinley Elementary 2nd, 3rd, 5th grades working with SFArtsED Artist Tiersa Nureyev
  • Miraloma Elementary 2nd, 3rd grades working with SFArtsED Artist Zoe Farmer

Come one, come all to our free Family Day of arts activities: Saturday, March 17, noon to 4pm, in our gallery. Make objects to be included in the Connected installation or to take home with you.

Gallery hours: 11am-4pm Tuesday-Saturay. First Saturday of each month open until 8pm.


About SFArtsED

Founded in 1968 (as the Alvarado School Arts Workshop) by renowned artist Ruth Asawa, SFArtsED has transformed the lives of children, their families, teachers, artists and volunteers. Programs include SFArtsED Summer, In-School Artist Residencies, After-School programs, The SFArtsED Players Musical Theater Company, Interdisciplinary Arts Program and apprenticeships for college and high school students. SFArtsED moved into its new space at Minnesota Street Project in March 2016, marking the first time in the organization’s 50-year history that it has a space of its own for instruction, exhibition, seminars, workshops and gatherings of all kinds.

About Minnesota Street Project

Located in San Francisco’s historic Dogpatch district, Minnesota Street Project offers economically sustainable spaces for art galleries, artists and related nonprofits. Inhabiting three warehouses, the Project seeks to retain and strengthen San Francisco's contemporary art community in the short term, while developing an internationally recognized arts destination in the long term. Founded by entrepreneurs and collectors Deborah and Andy Rappaport, Minnesota Street Project was inspired by the couple's belief that philanthropic support for the arts today requires an alternate model—one suited to the innovative nature of Silicon Valley and the region as a whole. Their vision of a dynamic, self-sustaining enterprise that shares its economic success with arts businesses and professionals aims to encourage heightened support for the arts from newcomer and established patrons alike.