(Chelsea Wong - amazing wonderperson above photo)
Wait, what is Passport?
SFAC Galleries unique event Passport puts the art collecting experience in the hands of the general public! By bringing local artists into small neighborhood businesses, Passport attendees can “create” their own limited-edition artist’s book by collecting original, artist-designed stamps in a customized “passport” notebook. Walking throughout Middle Polk, hundreds of do-it-yourself art collectors will follow a designated route to collect stamps from emerging and established Bay Area artists while discovering the small businesses that line one of the Mayor’s Invest in Neighborhoods corridors.
For the ninth year, we invite you to celebrate the Middle Polk neighborhood by supporting local businesses while collecting "passport" stamps from hot local artists in your limited edition customized journal.
Check out this video our former intern Max Luo made about Passport!
Who are the participating artists?
Sixteen emerging and established artists/collectives: Bonanza, Ajit Chauhan, Kevin B. Chen, Jayde Fish, Nicki Green, Sahar Khoury, Lynn Marie Kirby, Sam Lee, MendeDesign, Mansur Nurullah, Carissa Potter, Miriam Klein Stahl,Suavecita Press, Ben Venom, Leila Weefur and a stamp from the Roy De Forest estate.
Who are the participating host venues?
We are very excited to have such unique and diverse businesses and organizations in Middle Polk participating as host venues this year, including: Belcampo, Belle Cose, Bird School of Music, Bob's Donuts, Bow Wow Meow, The Candy Store, Cheese Plus, Cole Hardware, Common Sage, Frame-O-Rama, Lotta's Bakery, Modern Life Designs, Picnic, ReLove, Russian Hill Bookstore, Sofa Creations, St. Lightning Shop & Studio for the Practical Arts, and Studio Gallery.