Community Walls Unveiled: A youth art exhibit and reception, June 19

Youth from San Francisco's Tenderloin, Excelsior, and Richmond districts will unveil five new murals depicting life in their communities, at a free art exhibit and reception presented by the Golden Gate Council of Hostelling International USA.

Please join us as we celebrate the collaborative, artistic achievements of youth from the Tenderloin Community School, the Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corps' After School Program, the Boys and Girls Club of San Francisco's Tenderloin and Excelsior clubhouses, and the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department's Latchkey Program. Through the Community Walls mural project, students from each of these groups have created mural pieces expressing their unique perspectives on the communities in which they live.

See what these young people have to say about life in their communities, at this free public reception hosted by Sports Basement in Potrero Hill. The reception includes brief presentations by youth program leaders and artist mentors, complimentary soft drinks, beer, wine, and light snacks, and door prizes. In addition, Sports Basement is offering 15% off all purchases made during the event, with a portion of the proceeds going to support Hostelling International's educational programs.

About Community Walls
Community Walls is a fun and educational program that connects youth to their local communities through art. Under the guidance of an artist mentor, students work together to explore, discover, and artistically express life within their community, in order to gain cultural understanding, a working concept of community, and a powerful voice for self-expression. Completed art pieces tour the country to be displayed at Hostelling International hostels, where they give world travelers an honest, thoughtful youth perspective on life in San Francisco.

Community Walls is a program of the nonprofit Golden Gate Council of Hostelling International USA.

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Sports Basement Potrero Hill, 1590 Bryant Street (between 15th and 16th Streets), San Francisco


June 19, 2008 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm



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