Tilden Tuesday Art

Tilden Hotel Art Program & Tilden Tuesdays

Feed the Soul

San Francisco, 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 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. 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

Click here to submit your Application Form online 


Tilden Tuesday Art Event

Featured Artist: Chris Cook

Chris Cook is a multi-talented artist and musician who works in a variety of mediums, including textile screen-printing, decoupage, mural painting, and electronic based installations. He has been heavily involved in the San Francisco art scene since 2012, and his works can be seen at many art shows and galleries throughout the city, including Art Attack SF, ArtNexus, and Artspan Art in Neighborhood exhibitions. Chris works regularly with several non-profit organizations such as The Central City SRO Collaboration (CCSRO) and CounterPulse. He strives to push the limits of his own abilities by exploring different techniques and conducting numerous “art experiments.” Chris creates decoupage and mosaic tiled mannequin art. He also creates various merchandise through embroidery, metalwork, laser etching, and screen printing.

Save The Date: Tilden Tuesday Art Event

Tuesday, December 4
5pm to 8pm

+ Art Installation by our next featured artist Mike Gosbee
+ Live Entertainment
+ Complimentary Small Bites & Beverages


Previous Featured Artists:

August: Janet Williams showcasing Mindscapes, an Exhibition and live entertainment with DJ Txutxo Perez.
June: Featured artist was Tan Sirinuman with poetry by Jesse James Johnson
April: Allen Ellison was our first local artist showcasing photography.  Live entertainment provided by Sebastian Pereschica a local oboist.