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Tilden Hotel Art Program & Tilden Tuesdays

Tilden Hotel was named after Douglas Tilden, the sculptor who created the Ball Player in Golden Gate Park, Admission Day, Mechanic’s Monument, and many more.

In that spirit we are creating a Tilden Tuesday event series. The first two events will take place on April 3rd and June 5th. We hope you can join us! Allen Ellison is our first local artist. Allen is a self-taught photographer with a fascination for light -- both the Physics aspects and the association of light with the divine.  Joining Allen will be local oboist Sebastian Pereschica as they worked jointly on a piece together. It is sure to be a beautiful experience melding the sites and sounds of each artist. 

The series has the following goals:

Spotlight one local Artist and their work for eight weeks in the Tilden lobby

Hold an opening Reception on Tilden Tuesday to present the Artist and their work

Receptions will be held on the first Tuesday of every-other-month and will feature all forms of artistic expression such as music, poetry, dance, etc.

Provide exposure to local Artists and expand their opportunities to engage with other community members and visitors

Display selected artwork in lobby and facilitate sales with 100% of proceeds to Artist

Enhance the experience of Tilden guests by giving them the occasion to interact with the diverse members of the Tenderloin and broaden their understanding of the neighborhood

San Francisco, and the Tenderloin in particular, is a mecca for artists and creative expression. Tilden Hotel is committed to not only engaging with the community, but also in helping shine a light on the diverse artists that live here. We want to provide a space for thought and respectful discussion where diversity is embraced without judgement.

Tilden hotel could not do this without the support of the local community and our Tilden Art Committee. One of our partners is Hospitality House. Since 1969, Hospitality House's Community Arts Program has provided a free-of-charge fine arts studio for local artists whose socioeconomic struggles would otherwise prevent them from accessing the power of art and the benefits of being part of a supportive community. Each year, more than 3,500 artists access the program

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