The Lower Polk Neighbors association (who, by the way, have highly dramatic meetings the second Wednesday of every month, usually featuring NIMBYs vs bars debates), is working in collaboration with the Mayor’s Office of Economic Workforce Development, to organize the first Lower Polk Art Walk tonight from 6 to 7pm.

You can download the detailed map here, but some of our favorite shows we think you can’t miss are Tender friend D Young V at White Walls that opened last Saturday, and which will feature an artist talk + Q&A at 8pm; also the community mural on Fern Street pictured above by another Tender friend, Dray, which will also feature an artist talk at 7pm.

This is the full list of participating spaces:

Galleries:
-Alliance Française (Mara Gahagan, Paintings from Corsica)
-Larkin St Youth Gallery (Eco Art from the Ocean Plastic Project)
-Space & Lopo Galleries (Family First)
-The Popular Workshop (Bob Chrisholm, Forgotten & Undisturbed)
-White Walls (D Young V, Make an effort)
-Shooting Gallery (Anthony Seed, Grand Illusion)

Community Mural Openings:
-Together we are one, Knowledge is power (by Garrison Buxton, adhocart.org & Wall Space)
-Polk St History (by Dray)
Leashed Bunny (by ROA, Wall Space)
-Transportation (by Dray)
-Sunny Day (by Larkin St Youth)
-Flores del Ten (Flores del Tehuan-derloin by Jet Martinez)
-Whale & Under Water Scene (Mitchell Brothers building by Academy of Art teacher John Wentz & students, artist will be present 7-8)

Locations with Featured Artists (and beverage specials)
-The Pour House (Hillary Williams, Urban Landscape)
-Leland Tea Company (Collected Works: 20s & 30s photography)
-Mayes Oyster House (Etienne, Montage of SF from the air)
-Lush Lounge (Polk St Alley Mural Exhibition, Artist Reception with Dray)
-Blur (Jason ‘Damage’ Leal, Antjuan Oden)
-Koko Cocktails (Francisco Orrego, Latin Collage)
-Jebena Coffe & Tea Co (Dray, Urbanism)

They’re planning on having this be a quarterly event, so you should all come check it out and make it a big success.