Since 2003, Mission Arts and Performance Project (MAPP) has produced 63 neighborhood pop-up art happenings of intimate spaces, all without ever formalizing into a non-profit organization, seeking funding, nor establishing a formal staff structure. Across these 10 years, the MAPP has featured thousands of artists, helping to cross-pollinate ideas and launch careers of artists engaged in social issues. It is a kind of otherworldly art walk, not centered on commercial corridors but within intimate spaces where the magic of genuine connectivity transpires among people across communities and art forms.
MAPP stands as a testament to the possibility of horizontal organizing among artists intent on building social fabric within our respective communities, as much to celebrate diversity and creativity as to counter the erosion of these qualities that occurs when development displaces artists and minority communities alike.
February MAPP is dedication to food Justice! No GMO No Monsanto! Curated by Indira Urrutia.
“The Mission Condition – Outwardly Mobile,” a mural+assemblage collaboration by artists Mona Caron and Dustin Fosnot.
“Site in Progress” by Sebastian Alvarez.
“Florecer: Blossoming and Living with HIV: Overcoming Stigma Through Art”
1:00-4:00pm Family Art, vegetable printing.
4:00-5:00 Youth Poetry Showcase, featuring poetry by youth from CHALK, AYV, TILT City Arts and Technology High School, and 14 Black Poppies. Produced by 14 Black Poppies and CHALK. Including poets from SF, Cairo, and Bangalore (India) performing/screening.
7:00 – 7:15 Adriana Camarena, writer of Unsettlers: Migrants, Homies and Mammas in the Mission
7: 20 -7:35 Sebastian Alvarez, visual Art Presentation “Site in Progress”
7:45 8:25 Shotwell Trio, Classical Music, Lewis Patzner on cello, Adam Scow on violin and Elektra Schmidt on piano.
8: 35– 9:10 Swampy Blues, ancient incantations, angelic melodies, dark dancing rhythms, and lush harmonies.
9:20-10:00 Tarimba, a Bay Area ensemble who have embraced the music of Southern Veracruz, Mexico known as Son Jarocho or “Musica de Jarana.”