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ArtSpan's Art-in-Neighborhoods @ CounterPulse
CounterPulse is a space for art and community in the heart of the Tenderloin. The organization provides space and resources for emerging artists and cultural innovators, serving as an incubator for the creation of socially relevant, community-based art and culture. Learn more about the programming at counterpulse.org.

Submit to this open call to be considered for an upcoming ArtSpan Art-in-Neighborhoods Exhibitions at CounterPulse. This exhibition's reception will be held in person at 80 Turk St.

The selection process will prioritize artists who are thinking site-specifically and/or artworks that are experimental in content or form. The primary installation areas are the lobby, mezzanine and basement with large horizontal space above the entrance suitable for multi-dimensional installations. Email nick@artspan.org for specifications on the installation space if you are considering submitting a site-specific piece.

CounterPulse Upcoming Events for Inspiration: 






  • Location: CounterPulse, 80 Turk St, San Francisco, CA 94102
  • Submissions Deadline: Tuesday, August 22, 2022 @ 11:59pm
  • Artist Notifications:  Week of August 22, 2022
  • Artwork Installation Date: Friday, September 16, 2022 @ 10am
  • Exhibition Dates: September 16, 2022 -December 16, 2022
  • Artist Reception: TBD *Artists must be available to participate and prepared to speak about their work and process at the in-person reception
  • Artwork Pick-up Date: December 16, 2022 @ 10am
  • Sales: Sales will be processed through ArtSpan with 80% commission going to the artist and 20% going to ArtSpan.

Complete the submission form including at least 5 images of artworks that are currently available to hang for the show.

About the Art-in-Neighborhoods Program:
The Art-In-Neighborhoods program strives to create visibility and accessibility for local arts in San Francisco by connecting communities with local artists and activating vacant spaces with vibrant, locally-made artwork. We partner with local businesses and building owners to bring pop-up art exhibitions and art events to dormant storefronts, empty spaces for lease, and businesses seeking artwork for their walls. Local artists who are ArtSpan members are given the opportunity to display, promote, and sell their artwork in these diverse venues. The Art-in-Neighborhoods program allows otherwise unused properties/spaces to become creative arenas for celebrating local arts.

We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.