MISSION & VISION
The Red Poppy Art House is a neighborhood center for the intersection of cultural and inter-generational artistic engagement located in the heart of San Francisco’s Mission District. The Poppy is an artist-driven organization that seeks to empower and transform society by addressing current social issues that impact our community and society at large through creative processes.
Operating from a neighborhood storefront in San Francisco’s Mission District, we demonstrate the unique, powerful and irreplaceable capacity of intimate community spaces through hosting over 150 diverse performances, exhibitions, workshops, and artist residencies annually.
The Poppy exists as a true hub, facilitating relationships among cultural visionaries, institutions, communities, arts advocates and, of course, artists. Acting as an incubator for artists of multiple disciplines, we provide a fertile, informal space for gathering, discussion, and artistic cross-pollination, out of which myriad collaborations form. The intent of Red Poppy Art House is to forge a bridge between high caliber artistic work and community life through visibility and inclusiveness.