Chispa is a roving art cart the size of a parade float. Wherever Chispa appears in Southeast San Francisco you’ll find art and music by Southeast SF artists. Chispa is a cross-cultural pollinator building connections between the Bayview/Hunters Point, The Excelsior, The Portola and Visitacion Valley. Sometimes Chispa events spread out on blankets for storytelling and neighborhood games, sometimes she broadcasts music from our 4 Southeast neighborhoods. Prints by Southeast San Francisco are displayed on board Chispa. 
All of them are available for trade.
Chispa is back out rolling through Southeast SF throughout 2023. We have upcoming dates, check out our Updates Section and follow us on Instagram (link below: Follow).

Trade your art for art by Southeast SF artists at our public events or through the mail:

We trade your art for our art! If you make us a drawing, poem, story, song lyrics or recipe, you can trade us for any of the prints in the Southeast San Francisco Artists Portfolio. Choose prints by Juan Fuentes, Amy Diaz-Infante, George Harry Crampton Glassanos, Kaiya Canja Wong Jones, Sarah A. Smith, Charles Dabo or Anne Seeman, who are just some of the multi-generational artists whose work is ready for trade. And we’ll be adding new visual artists this year. We’ve also commissioned a two hour musical track by Southeast SF musicians, come listen while you draw or write. We want to build a collective cultural life in Southeast San Francisco with you! 

Trade with us!

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Illustration by Oscar Melara for the 2019 Chispa Autumn Moon Celebration, showing the Chispa cart with related activities and phases of the moon.

Funders: Chispa and the Chispa pivot project, We Trade, are generously funded by Southern Exposure/Alternative Exposure, the Fleishhacker Foundation, The Zellerbach Family Foundation and private donors.

Photographs by Sibila Savage.