Stairwell’s Valley Step Works


HVAW is excited to announce the residency of Stairwell’s during the month of August, culminating in a celebratory daytime event on Sunday, August 28.

A collaborative project led by San Francisco-based artists Sarah Hotchkiss and Carey Lin, Stairwell’s creates new experiences that challenge familiar understandings of everyday surroundings. The project has taken many forms, from site-specific interventions to group walking tours to curated exhibitions. Stairwell’s seeks to foster temporary communities of curious and engaged individuals, providing opportunities for connections and changes in perspective.


Stairwell’s will hold on-site hours at HVAW as they develop their final event: an exploratory walk, circuit training of the non-athletic variety and prizes for those who do something exceptionally well.]

Check and for updates!

Launch Party with Mokai Blue – Saturday, March 12th, 1pm

Please join us for our Launch Party on Saturday, March 12th, starting at 1pm.

Activities, music and ice cream!

Kid Friendly Event!

Community Mixer!

Learn how you can get involved over the next year to bring art to the neighborhood. Meet artists and plan to build art installations over the coming months. Learn about urban permaculture design in the heart of the city, on the site of the former Central Freeway off-ramp.

This event is FREE & OPEN to ALL AGES.

Schedule of Events and Performances

1:00pm: Gather and get activated!
2:00pm: Music by Mokai Blue at an outdoor stage.
3:30pm: Special performance by SF’s own Jethro Jeremiah.

More fun stuff and special guests until sunset.

Mokai at Hayes Valley Art Works. Earl Speas, February 2016.

Launch Party at Hayes Valley Art Works with Mokai Blue  

Date: Saturday, March 12, 2016
Time: 1:00pm – 6:00pm
Event Category: Community Events, Performances
Event on FB →


Hayes Valley Art Works
456 Laguna Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Map →

With the help of Abuntoo, a new fundraising platform where donors can pick rewards offered by a local business as a thank-you gift, we are launching a month-long campaign to raise $3,000 for a new project for the site, ‘A Walk Through Time’, which will combine art with an interactive narrative history of Hayes Valley.  To support the project and to receive rewards from local businesses like CityRide Bike Rentals, visit Abuntoo at