Imprint City cultivates the arts to vitalize communities.
Imprint.City is a non-profit organization, activating neighborhoods with performing and visual art events to encourage increased foot traffic and economic vitality in desolate areas. We seek to additionally demonstrate how, in these spaces, culturally responsive programs and strategic marketing, foot traffic significantly impact the local economy, improve public safety and overall community goodwill.
To Date Imprint City has attracted over 15,000 event goers, 200 participating neighborhood retail and food merchants, 100 youth employees 75 community based organization partnerships and 150 performing and visual artists to the neighborhood.
In 2018, Imprint City....
Worked with the community and City administration on legislation to designate the Bayview Hunters Point as an African-American Cultural District.
Attracted over 8,000 attendees to the neighborhood through our events and programs including the Southside Festival, Party in the Point, co-produced Zaccho Dance Theater's Picture Bayview as well as Burning Man's Pre-Compression: BayviewSPARC Edition with the Flaming Lotus Girls and Sextant Camp and our biggest staple event, the 3rd Annual BayviewLIVE Festival
Re-purposed 10 billboard slots along the Third Street Corridor from Dogpatch to Bayview with art and partnered with the internationally acclaimed For Freedoms project created by artists Hank Willis Thomas and Eric Gottesman.
Hosted Beat and Bangers, Imprint City's first fundraiser at Salesforce East.
Received recognition from the Sun Reporter's Talented 25, recipient of the Revitalization Award by the American Institute of Architects (AIASF) as well a speaker at the SF Planning Department and LendUP.
Employed 15 youth, partnered with 20 community based organizations and worked with 50 performing and visual artists.
Artwork Featured By: Malik Seneferu