The San Francisco Bay Area, 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 emerging artists that live here. We want to provide a space for thought and respectful discussion where diversity is embraced without judgment.
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 created a Tilden Tuesday event series with 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
Tilden hotel could not do this without the support of the local community and our Tilden Art Committee. The Tilden Hotel Art Program is supported through the local community and various local organizations including Wildflowers Institute, Hospitality House, the De Marillac Academy and more. With an emphasis on all things local, Tilden Hotel purchases an art piece from each spotlighted artist that is added to the hotel’s growing private collection of local works. 100 percent of proceeds of all art purchased at Tilden Tuesday will go directly to the artists. 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