In case you missed the first Lower Polk Art Walk back in July, it’s a cool event to highlight the Tenderloin-ish galleries and thriving art community by staying open later than usual (until 10pm), printing a guide map for those unfamiliar with the area, and organizing some special events for the day. The video above by the Neighborhood Empowerment Network describes the shows at the various galleries included in the event as well as some murals so you can get an idea.
Since the Lower Polk Art Walk is a a quarterly event, the second edition took place on Thursday with an even greater participation than the first. For the occasion, Fern Alley became an “Artists in the Alley” outdoor night gallery with about a dozen artists showing (and selling) their art for those passing by — for example Daniel Barron. They also had some video projections, an artist talk at White Walls, live painting by APEX and Chad Hasegawa, as well as some trees wrapped in toilet paper as you can see below. So if you missed it, keep an eye out for the next one via their site or Facebook page!