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2 Blocks of Art

 

| Photos by Jessica Webb |

The 6th annual 2 Blocks of Art exhibition hit the streets on September 16, painting Mid-Market’s inner corridor with local culture. The event featured a range of art exhibits including photography, painting and music in venues such as vacant storefronts, restaurants and even a laundromat. 2 Blocks of Art featured about 75 artists on 6th Street between Market and Howard. The event was sponsored by Urban Solutions and the Central Market Community Benefit District.

2 Blocks of Art walk begins at Market and Sixth Street with Andrew Barnes Jamieson playing for the Center for New Music. His performance attracts audience members on their way home from work, starting their Friday night and locals.

2 Blocks of Art walk begins at Market and Sixth Street with Andrew Barnes Jamieson playing for the Center for New Music. His performance attracts audience members on their way home from work, starting their Friday night and locals.

 

Argentum Project Coffee hosts the Reynaldo Cayetano Jr. Inks of Truth for the 2 Blocks of Art walk on 6th Street.

Argentum Project Coffee hosts the Reynaldo Cayetano Jr. Inks of Truth for the 2 Blocks of Art walk on 6th Street. (photo by Jessica Webb)

 

People stop to take in Janet Delaney's photography, which lines the windows of CVS for the 2 Blocks of Art walk.

People stop to take in Janet Delaney’s photography, which lines the windows of CVS for the 2 Blocks of Art walk.

 

Kate Rhoades' puppets, which were used to create a video based on Jim Henson film Labyrinth, are displayed at Home Skillet.

Kate Rhoades’ puppets, which were used to create a video based on Jim Henson film Labyrinth, are displayed at Home Skillet.

 

John Beausage, a local San Francisco artist, at the Art Bazaar located in Hospitality House on Market Street. Hospitality House helps "starving arts get a spot to promote their work."

John Beausage, a local San Francisco artist, at the Art Bazaar located in Hospitality House on Market Street. Hospitality House helps “starving arts get a spot to promote their work.”

 

Jim Housley, a local San Francisco model work artist, at the Art Bazaar located in Hospitality House on Market Street.

Jim Housley, a local San Francisco model work artist, at the Art Bazaar located in Hospitality House on Market Street.

 

Malisa Suchanya displays her illustrations at Luxx for the 2 Blocks of Art walk.

Malisa Suchanya displays her illustrations at Luxx for the 2 Blocks of Art walk.

 

Jackie York, Make-up Your Mind, selects colors for her face painting design at the 6th Street Community Room.

Jackie York, Make-up Your Mind, selects colors for her face painting design at the 6th Street Community Room.

 

Tara Bush of Oakland gets her face painted at the 2 Blocks of Art walk by Jackie York of Make-up Your Mind.

Tara Bush of Oakland gets her face painted at the 2 Blocks of Art walk by Jackie York of Make-up Your Mind.

 

Katie Gong stands in front of her moon wall sculptures at Split Pea Seduction for the 2 Blocks of Art walk, while she talks about how she has been making art and installations since she was a little girl.

Katie Gong stands in front of her moon wall sculptures at Split Pea Seduction for the 2 Blocks of Art walk. She has been making art and installations since she was a little girl.

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