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01 Apr 2022

A Permanent Home For Artists: Seaport Studios

This goes out to all the dreamers who have dreamt of permanent creative maker spaces in the Bay Area. While the fabric of The Bay Area’s artistic communities has repeatedly been at risk of being pushed out, a newly formed space called Seaport Studios in Richmond is here to stay.

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25 Mar 2022

Re-Introducing You To Sirron Norris

Few artists within San Francisco have become a permanent fixture here and Sirron Norris is one of them. His blue cartoon bears are hard to miss in The Mission but you’ll also find his work scattered around the city. The relatable and sweet disposition of Sirron Norris’ dynamic bears will

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21 Mar 2022

Ursula X. Young is Uplifting Other Women Artists in the Bay Area and Beyond

Historically, the art industry has valued the work of women artists less than that of male artists, despite being the subject matter of most work. Today, women artists are working to lift each other up. In an effort to inspire younger aspiring artists during Women’s History Month, I wanted to

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09 Mar 2022

SF’s First Lesbian-Owned Comic Book Shop Opens in the Mission

Leah Morrett is the owner of Sour Cherry Comics, a new queer-centric bookstore and community space in the Mission District that opened at 3187 16th St. earlier this month.  “Sour cherries are not sweet, and that’s the point,” she tells me. “[The name’s] a little subversive, a little cutesy, and

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22 Feb 2022

The Love Letters Written to Alameda

For the month of February, we’ve all been able to enjoy the Alameda Love Letter mailboxes. We even learned more about the project from creator themselves. Recently, the mailboxes have been taken down and put into storage. But, I know we’re all curious.. what did some of the letters say?

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14 Feb 2022

The Secret Story Behind Alameda’s Love Letter Mailboxes

Early Saturday morning the 12th, I received an anonymous message on Facebook stating: “I saw your post on Alameda Peeps about your story on the red love letter mailboxes. I can get you in contact with the person who created these on the condition that they stay anonymous?” Attached was

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07 Feb 2022

Red Mailboxes Full of Love Letters Are Popping Up in Alameda

You have a valentine written just for you on Alameda. Freshly painted bright red mailboxes have been popping up in quiet neighborhood slow streets within Alameda. On the side of the box it reads: “Read a love letter. Write a love letter.” As you open the box, you see two

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03 Feb 2022

Oakland’s ‘Tiny’ Art Gallery Movement

If you’ve read my Troll Trail article, you know that I’m an art kid who loves anything that combines mischief and public art. When my neighbor snapped a photo of a small free little art gallery in Oakland, I had to go and see what it was all about. She

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