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Pop Up at ICA SF

August 15, 2023

Meantime Pop Up ICA SF Saturday, August 26 & Sunday August 27 12 noon-5:00 pm 901 Minnesota St., San Francisco, CA

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The Chispa Art Cart with a young participant in front.

Chispa Spring Schedule

February 19, 2023

Chispa’s rolling out for 2023! Come trade with us and listen to our Southeast SF soundtrack! Lots of other great entertainment at these events, too! Bloom Shaboom–with Mini Chispa! Family Connections on the Portola Greenway Sunday, March 19, 2023 1:00-4:00pm 1 Burrows St., off San Bruno Ave in the Portola District, SF Visitacion Valley Library Open…

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Text announcing the San Francisco Art Book Fair 2022

San Francisco Art Book Fair!

July 10, 2022

San Francisco Art Book Fair! Saturday, July 16, 2022 Come visit us at the SFABF 2022, returning after 2 years. We’ll be there Saturday, July 16, 2022 from 11:00-6:00pm. Chispa will be set up on Tennessee Street right behind Minnesota Street Project. Come trade with us! We’ll also offer a panel that same Saturday in…

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Derby car with muni bus front and chameleon tail back

SFMOMA Soapbox Derby!

April 14, 2022

SFMOMA Soapbox Derby! Sunday, April 10, 2022, SoEasy, our derby car sailed down John F. Shelley Drive in McLaren Park and was awarded “Most San Francisco,” by the judges. Fifty eight beautiful, ingenious cars took that trip and more than 25 artist-made trophies were awarded. Thank you to Stella Lochman and Tomoko Kanamitsu of SFMOMA’s…

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Phoenix Day in SF!

October 5, 2021

Join Chispa on Phoenix Day, Sunday, October 17th, 2021 Oakdale Avenue at 3rd Street 12:00-5:00pm   This may be the last event of 2021 for Chispa, but we’ll be back in 2022. And you can still trade with us through the mail, just check out our We Trade page!

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The Chispa Art Cart with a young participant in front.

Chispa’s on the Road again

August 4, 2021

Chispa is back out on the road! First rollout of 2021 was at the Popup Portola: Together Again event on San Bruno Avenue, June 25m 2021. New dates coming soon!

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a red museum wall with silkscreened portraits of Lolita Le Born, Angela Davis, MLK, José Martí, Victor Jara, Edward Said and Miguel Hidalgo de Costilla

¡Printing the Revolution!

July 22, 2021

Oscar’s “José Martí” is included in the Smithsonian exhibition ¡Printing the Revolution! Chicano Political Posters, 1965-Present. The show includes many Bay Area artists and will travel after it closes in Washington DC on August 8, 2021. We visited in June and it was great to see the work of so many friends and colleagues. The…

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A review of Chispa and the We Trade project by Sarah Hotchkiss on KQED public radio's website
March 19, 2021

Thank you to Sarah Hotchkiss for the coverage of the Chispa and swivel projects, We Trade Our Art for Your Art. A review written by an artist who also does public art projects and thoughtfully includes links to collaborators and distinguishes between digital and analog efforts, just perceives all the nuances. Thank you so much!

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March 3, 2021

Send us what you make and we’ll send you prints you choose from the Southeast San Francisco Artists Portfolio. There are over 50 works by 19 artists to date. Follow the simple instructions on the website and new art will be yours! We’ll be adding new work regularly, so check back!  

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Chispa awaits!

November 20, 2020

Chispa has been sheltering in place since mid March. Once it’s safe to gather, we’ll roll back out. Meanwhile, we can’t wait to re-install the sound cabinets detailed by Lauren D’Amato of Avila Rose Signs. We think of Chispa as a float and identify with the Spanish term carroza, used in Central America and Mexico….

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