The Tilden Hotel's Collaborations

Local and Worldwide Artists, Designers, and Brands

Establishing itself as part of a community fiercely tied to the arts, The Tilden is dedicated to supporting local artists in various ways, while looking to artwork as the lifeblood of the property. All guestrooms, along with four large-scale originals in the lobby, are graced with the work of artist Jenny Kiker. Her Living Pattern series features masterful watercolor depictions of various California flora, bringing a sense of organic serenity into the main spaces of the hotel.

Local, celebrated artist Joe Papagoda has been commissioned for a 65-foot by 25-foot mural to grace the light-wall exterior visible throughout the building. His artwork, entitled The Sake of Serenity,” is an acrylic on canvas painting, combining a poured paint technique using his custom mix of fluid paints, with a traditional method of applying paint with brush. Papagoda’s artwork, in conjunction with its narrative title, is meant to empower communication between the minds of the artist and the viewer through expressive power, color theory and imagination, in lieu of figurative suggestions. Not limited to the visual arts, Tilden has even appointed a Poet-in-Residence, Tenderloin-based Jessie Johnson, who has been producing written works exclusively for the hotel. Gracing the walls, adorning postcards placed in rooms at turn-down, and beyond, his words will be found throughout the Tilden experience.

Additionally, in partnership with the likes of Hanmin Liu of Wildflowers Institute, Tilden will maintain a rotating array of House Art, displaying the works of local artists for no additional fee, available for sale without incurring a commission. A center for community, The Tilden Hotel will further support local artists by providing accommodations in the Penthouse throughout the duration of the creative process while developing a given piece of work, resulting in a rotating roster of Artists-in-Residence.