Chispa

This is Chispa. Wherever she appears in Southeast San Francisco, Chispa shares art, music and performances by Southeast SF artists for your enjoyment! Sometimes Chispa spreads out on blankets for neighborhood games and storytelling. Sometimes Chispa sprouts live plants. We trade your art for Chispa art! Chispa celebrates the cultural richness of our neighborhoods, our region of the city: The Bayview/Hunters Point, The Excelsior, The Portola and Visitacion Valley. Do you make art, music or poetry? Let us know!

Upcoming event:

Excelsior Sunday Streets
March 29, 2020, 11:00 am-4:00 pm
We’ll be set up outside of YAX’ {X} Space at 5137 Mission St near Geneva 

Chispa Autumn Moon Celebration!
Saturday, September 14, 2019
11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Louis Sutter Playground/McNab Lake in McLaren Park

The Chispa Autumn Moon Celebration included live music, artist-made games, specially commissioned art and art activities and multilingual (Cantonese, Korean, Vietnamese, Spanish, English) and Drag Queen story times. The event was launched by José Cuellar, PHd aka Dr. Loco, invoking the 4 directions. Music included Mr. Choy’s Traditional Chinese Trio El Guajiro/Johnny Escobedo and Cynthia Vazquez and artist and musician, Anne Seeman on her Victrola. A lunar soundtrack included snatches of sound from the Moon Landing. Mounted on the Chispa cart were the paintings of Kaiya Canja Wong Jones, whose work explores her tri-cultural heritage, Filipina, Chinese and African American. On board Chispa are the prints that make up the growing Southeast San Francisco Artists Portfolio. Paint faces on our temporary mural or trade us a drawing and you can choose art from the Portfolio to take home. 

Peace & Unity Celebration
Chispa Rollout, Visitacion Valley Greenway, August 17, 2019 

Chispa at Vis Valley Greenway

Photographs by Sibila Savage.