Annual Art Auction benefiting Shipyard Trust for the Arts (STAR)

The Annual Art Auction benefiting Shipyard Trust for the Arts (STAR) will be held on Saturday, October 30th, and Sunday, October 31st.  The silent auction will go all weekend, culminating in an exciting live auction Sunday from 5-7 p-m.  The auction will be held during Fall Open Studios at the Hunters Point Shipyard.  Funds raised by the auction support STAR’s programs, which include an 18-month Artist in Residence Program; the “Pass It On” Program, providing free art workshops to non-profits in the surrounding Bayview-Hunters Point community; and STAR’s many other efforts.

Over 100 artworks donated by the talented shipyard artists will be auctioned off.  Come to bid on a wide range of great works at great prices, including paintings, prints, watercolors, jewelry, sculpture, photography, and wearable art. Enjoywine from Layer Cake Wines. Plus a raffle of various gifts, such as cases of wine, theatre tickets, and gift certificates. Please see the flier below for further details.

For more information, please Call the STAR Office at 415-822-0922, email the organization at info@shipyardtrust.org, visit the website at www.shipyardtrust.org, or check out the press release HERE.

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BMA President Al Norman’s Shipyard Op-Ed in the SF Business Times

BMA President Al Norman has an op-ed in the Friday, August 6th issue of the San Francisco Business Times.  In his piece, he praises Supervisors Chiu and Maxwell as well as Senator Dianne Feinstein, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Mayor Newsom, Former Mayor Willie Brown, and former Board of Supervisor Aaron Peskin for their leadership on the Hunters Point shipyard development project.  He goes on to laud the community benefits of the project as a way of helping to improve the neighborhood’s existing community:

Now, a huge parcel of underutilized land can become a dynamic community that promises to be clean, affordable, recreational and livable. The hope for jobs, for economic improvement, for better housing and safer streets is real. An unprecedented 32 percent of the 10,000 planned homes are set aside for affordable housing. The developer has committed to rebuild the Alice Griffith public housing development as the project progresses, and to ensure that residents can move directly from their existing units into the new complex. Tens of millions of dollars are being committed for housing assistance, workforce development, job placement, health improvements and education.

President Norman has been a huge advocate of the Shipyard Project from the beginning and is excited to watch the Project build momentum as it is ushered through the final stages of the legislative approval process. To read the rest of the article, please click here.

Community Workshop TOMORROW on Improvements to Candlestick Point Recreation Area

Tomorrow, Wednesday, July 14th at 6pm, there will be a public workshop at the Southeast Community Facility for all Bayview-Hunters Point residents interested in discussing new park improvements and design ideas for the Candlestick Point Recreation Area.  Details from the flier:

California State Parks is taking a fresh look at Candlestick Point State Recreation Area, embarking on an exciting process to improve the park. Along with the public, we will be exploring ideas to enhance existing attributes—the extensive shoreline, scenic vistas and habitat areas—as well as opportunities for new recreation, education, and cultural activities. With large-scale new developments being proposed in the surrounding areas, and potential funding for major park improvements, now is the ideal time to rethink Candlestick Point State Recreation Area. Please join us as we create a new vision for the park!

If you live in the community, this is your opportunity to get your voice heard on improvements to Candlestick Park!  Please see further details on the flier below: