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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Carro Alegorico

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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Chispa Autumn Moon Celebration

August 28, 2019

  Chispa Autumn Moon Celebration Saturday, September 14, 2019 11:00 am – 3:00 pm Louis Sutter Playground/McNab Lake in McLaren Park Live music! Fresh Art! Art for Trade! Story Time in Spanish, English, Cantonese, Korean, Vietnamese, Spanish and Drag Queen Story Time! All Free and All Fun, Please Join us!

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Chispa Rollout

August 2, 2019

Chispa Rollout! We’ll be rolling out our new Chispa cart–the cultural cross pollinator that features artists in Southeast San Francisco working in all media. Come join us at the Visitacion Valley Greenway’s Peace and Unity Celebration Saturday, August 17, 2019 11:00 am-3:00 pm Children’s Play Park, Vis Valley Greenway Between Teddy and Campbell Streets, near…

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Chispa mobile cultural hub


June 28, 2019

We’re excited to announce our new project! Chispa is a cultural cross-pollinator. The size of a small ark or a rolling garden shed, Chispa can serve as a theater, gallery and art production lab. It’s enlarged by dioramas, game boards, and sound umbrellas. Chispa is a series of public art events with performances and artist demonstrations led by Book and Wheel…

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This Fall!

September 13, 2018

Join us for a panel discussion: Model City: Collectively Shaping SF The first in Shaping San Francisco’s fall season of Public Talks. Co-sponsored by Public Knowledge, which is a collaboration between San Francisco Public Library and SF MOMA. We’ll be speaking with Sofia Vivanco Airaghi, our collaborator on The Cultural Map of Southeast SF and…

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