september, 2018

12sep3:00 pm5:00 pmCommunity Transformation Station3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Hayes Valley Art Works Event Organized By: Hayes Valley Art Works Event Type:Art and CultureAudience:Open to the Public


Event Details

Hayes Valley Art Works (HVAW) will create three “transformation stations”

  1. Transform plastic water bottles into flowers, led by The Arc of San Francisco
  2. Transform the Maker’s Shed into a community Portrait Gallery
  3. Transform t-shirts into tote bags
  1. Transform plastic water bottles into flowers

The Arc of San Francisco will partner with HVAW to teach people how to make flowers from plastic water bottles.  Participants will be asked to bring old plastic water bottles to use as part of the activity.

The flowers may become part of the “Recycle Tree” that The Arc of San Francisco will have on exhibit in the sculpture garden at HVAW, made entirely of recycled materials.

  1. Transform the Maker’s Shed into a Community Portrait Gallery

We will transform the wooden Makers’ Shed on site into a community portrait gallery using reused and upcycled materials. The plywood flats that form the exterior walls of the shed are reclaimed from another art venue. Participants are encouraged to pick up pieces of trash in the neighborhood to use in their portraits. HVAW will guide participants in the creation of portraits, connecting the materials to the larger issue of waste and its environmental impact.

We will provide basic materials along with an explanation of process. Visitors will create portraits – of themselves, friends, neighbors, pets, or other community members. The resulting mural will underscore waste diversion, the transformation of material, and the community that came together to make it happen.

  1.  Transform T-shirts into Tote Bags

We will also have a tote bag station where we will transform old t-shirts into reusable tote bags. Community members are encouraged to bring an old t-shirt they’d like to transform. We are inspired by The Wear Movement to reduce textile waste in SF; their goal is to cleanly collect textiles consumers no longer use, and share them locally.  


(Wednesday) 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Hayes Valley Art Works

275 Oak Street San Francisco, CA 94102


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