Chispa Spring Schedule
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…
San Francisco Art Book Fair!
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…
SFMOMA Soapbox Derby!
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…
Phoenix Day in SF!
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!
Chispa’s on the Road again
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!
¡Printing the Revolution!
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…
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!
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!
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….
Chispa Autumn Moon Celebration
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!