For the second year, we tip our hats to the vibrant arts community and deliver an interactive collection of creatives we affectionately refer to as Art Row. Take a stroll down Alabama Street and immerse yourself in our local art world with exhibitions, a community mural, family activities and more.

ArtSpan Workshop Tent

Made possible by Trumark Urban

Come visit ArtSpan at the 20th Street Block Party! Meet local artists, make hand-crafted projects, and learn about the San Francisco visual arts community. Featuring hands-on projects for youth, families and kids of all ages, including a 6-foot collaborative mural led by artist Joshua Coffy.

ArtSpan, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, builds community by connecting the public to visual arts in San Francisco. Through SF Open Studios, youth and adult education, and art-centric events, ArtSpan creates a platform for artists to thrive, fostering a Bay Area that values the arts.


Community Mural Project

Contribute to ArtSpan's third annual 20th Street Block Party Mural! Join ArtSpan Artist Joshua Coffy to reinterpret his original small-scale artwork as a large-scale collaborative image. Each participant gets to paint a mini-canvas that will become part of the 4' x 6' community mural. Bring out your creativity, work side-by-side with other block-partiers, and get your hands into some paint!


Superhero Capes and Masks!

What is your super power? It's time to show the world! Join ArtSpan as we teach 20th Street Block Party visitors to create custom-made superhero capes from recycled t-shirts! Decorate your cape with shapes, letters, designs and more. Create a paper mask to match, and you'll be ready to flex your super powers.

Workshop SF

Workshop, SF’s DIY school will be there bringing you fun crafts for the DIYers of all ages. Stop by our booth for flower crowns, leather-working, henna tattoos, festival hair & hair chalk and more. Several of our awesome teachers will be out showing you how to make all sorts of fun things for low cost or free!


SoEx Interactive Installation

For the 20th Street Block Party, Southern Exposure presents two projects in the transformative spirit of Makeover, their fall exhibition opening September 11, 2015.

Makeover at Southern Exposure is open September 11–October 24, 2015. More information is available at www.soex.org.



Five pre-selected children will be asked to improve upon five artworks from the studios of these respected local artists, who have selected work that they either never liked, used as a study for another piece, or have had hanging around too long.


Mutant Salon Open Salon

Mutant Salon leads self-beautification workshops and workout classes along with a program of short performances by guest artists.


Mutiny Radio Live

2781 21st Street (at Florida)

Mutiny Radio.fm will join forces with local magazine Radio Silence for an intimate performance and conversation with headliner Thao Nyugen. Mutiny will broadcast online on www.mutinyradio.fm while Radio Silence editor Dan Stone will conduct a live interview with the musician.

Mutiny Radio.fm is a volunteer-run, community-based media organization that broadcasts online news, music, arts, culture, live shows, comedy, theater and opinion from San Francisco’s historic Mission District.


Flat black plastic vinyl swap

Come to Mutiny Radio for a two hour all vinyl show curated by DJ Scott. Bring your own vinyl to trade or swap.


Smoke signals

Join Big Sean and Equipto of Smoke Signals for an hour of beats & freestyle cypher with local hip hop artists.


Radio Silence Live Session with Thao Nguyen

Come hear Thao Nguyen reveal all her secrets! Does she really have a bag full of hammers? Thao will be in conversation with Radio Silence editor Dan Stone, including an intimate performance of select songs. Space is very limited and will fill up quickly!

Radio Silence is a Mission-based creative community focused on literature and rock & roll, manifested in a signature print magazine, a monthly digital edition, a broadcast element, and special live events. Named “Best of the Bay” by San Francisco Magazine, and “one of the ten best new magazines in the country” by Library JournalRadio Silence is a winner of this year’s Pushcart Prize. maintainradiosilence.com


Floating Goat

Get ready to rock with metal band Floating Goat. They've been melting faces in SF for the past 13 years and will soon be releasing their third album. A favorite of Mutiny Radio.fm, Floating Goat consists of vocalist/guitarist Chris Corona, bassist Ian Petitpren and drummer Aaron Barrett.


Pamtastic's comedy clubhouse

The Clubhouse has been bringing the best of SF's underground comedy scene live and to the Mutiny airwaves for four years! Come experience the stellar comedy of Aaron Barrett, Chris Conatser, Shelly Strebel, Ethan Albers, Journey Roberts and featuring hilarious musical comedy by MooreDevine! Hosted by Pam Benjamin.