The Red Poppy Art House is a room on a corner in the Mission District of San Francisco, nestled between a myriad of communities. It is a place for slowness and the nuanced intermingling of ideas and activities generally termed "art." In this little room, we present a vigorous performance program spanning multiple disciplines, and embracing both traditional and contemporary forms. We also host artist residencies, a socially-engaged professional development track, weekly family art activities, and assist in curating space for the neighborhood-wide bimonthly MAPP Happening (Mission Arts & Performance Project). Behind the scenes, we relish in the role of matchmaker, seeding new relationships wherever we can, among friends and strangers, artists, community members, people without communities, people from near and far, just about anyone that comes through the door. Our desire to serve as a space of multiplicity, not defined by a singular culture or aesthetic, but as a well-spring of socially-engaged art and discourse that invites growth and transformation. If we had to name our dominant aesthetic, we would call it. . . "slow."