How the Pandemic Will Affect San Francisco Art w/ Artist Debra Walker
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San Francisco art has can be found in every culture district in the city. With a shelter-in-place order how will artist go out into the city to create more art?
Will art and artist stay stagnant during the pandemic or will artist turn these dark times into something beautiful?
Join us for a virtual conversation with artist and housing policy advisor Debra Walker on how this pandemic will affect the cities art.
More about Debra Walker:
Artist and housing policy advisor Debra Walker serves on the San Francisco Arts Commission, appointed by Mayor London Breed. Walker is a past president of both the Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club and the San Francisco Arts Democratic Club. She is a past board member of the San Francisco Planning and Urban Research center, and chaired both the Live Work and Arts Task forces created by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.
Since 1981, Walker has lived and worked in one of San Francisco’s oldest artist cooperatives. As an artist, she has exhibited her work locally, nationally, and internationally.
As a tenant representative, she served on the city’s Building Inspection Commission from 1999–2019. There she worked to institutionalize the code enforcement outreach program in the housing division by convening tenant and landlord outreach organizations to support building owners in bringing their units up to code. She additionally served on the Community Action Plan for Seismic Safety that resulted in an international model for resiliency.
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