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ART IS IN THE AIR
When: Thursday, May 29, 2014 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Where: 1300 ON Fillmore, 1300 Fillmore Street, San Francisco
What: Please join us for an evening benefiting The Imagine Bus Project. The gala evening will feature an elegant sit down dinner featuring chef David Laurence's "soul-ful American" cuisine, an auction of one-of-a-kind experiences and items, and a memorable presentation about The Imagine Bus Project's programs.
Purchase Tickets and Tables here: Tickets are $250 per person
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FRIENDS OF THE IMAGINE BUS PROJECT COCKTAIL PARTY
When: Monday, November 11, 2013 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Where: 1300 Fillmore, 1300 Fillmore Street, San Francisco
What: Plese join us in raising a toast to old and new friends of The Imagine Bus Project and reinpire passion and interest in our cause. We will share the latest Imagine Bus Project news and updates as we kick-off the holiday season.
RSVP: Here - No host happy hour

EAT + DRINK FOR A GOOD CAUSE
When: Saturday, September 21, 2013 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Where: The Ramp, 855 Terry A Francois Blvd, San Francisco
What: Join us join us for a beautiful day at the Ramp, one of San Francisco's greaest outdoor restaurants on the water. Proceeds from seven of the best menu items will go to help fund the programs of The Imagine Bus Project.

IMAGINE BUS KICK-OFF EVENT
When: Wednesday, June 26, 2013 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Where: RSVP Required, email us for details
What: Join us at one of San Francisco's finest breweries and learn more about the Imagine Bus Project with an evening of inspiring artwork created by our students and BBQ from Baby Blues.

BODY ART
When: Friday, May 30, 2013 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Where: Paul Revere, 555 Tomploms Street, San Francisco
What: The energetic Kindergarten and 1st grade students at Paul Revere will present videos and documentation of their re-enactments and interpretations of famous performance art works. Over the semester, students were introduced to performance art and the possibilities of using movement and their body as art. Through studying and re-enacting important historical performance art pieces, the youth had an opportunity to play as art, to experiment with forms of collaboration, and to expand their sense of what creativity can be.

XHIBUTION MUSEUM
When: Thursday, May 24, 2013 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Where: Sunnyside Elementary, 250 Foerster Street, San Francisco
What: The students of Sunnyside Elementary began this semester by pretending that their school was a museum. Since the students are the main content in this museum, they studied themselves, their community, and asked 'what is a museum, anyway?' The only way to really study this museum was to go ahead and open one this spring! Join us for the opening of the "Xhibution Museum." This museum will be filled with artifacts from the school and its students.

THE LOVELY MUSEUM OF MAJOR PAIN
When: Thursday, May 23, 2013 4:15 PM to 5:00 PM
Where: George Washington Carver Elementary, 1360 Oakdale Ave., San Francisco
What: First and second graders at Carver Elementary in Bayview have made a full blown museum. The title of this cultural institution is "The Lovely Museum of Major Pain." Contributions to the museum include works by students about themselves, their community, and their school. Your visit to the museum will include a full performance of the museum, as the students play the museum staff—ticket checkers, curators, security guards, and docents.

HEALTHY LIVING, HEALTHY LIFESTYLE DAY OF PAINTING
When: Saturday, May 11, 2013 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Where: Charles Drew College Preparatory Academy, 50 Pomona St.,  San Francisco
What: Join us for an afternoon of mural making as we put life and color into the design created by Charles Drew's students. Adorned with African motifs designed to inspire healthy thoughts and imagination. It is our hope that by promoting visual art making with children that the seeds of creativity will grow beyond their imagination and blossom into healthy life styles contributing to the transformation and reclamation of the surrounding community.

A NIGHT OF UTOPIAN GESTURES
When: Saturday, March 30, 2013 7:00 to 10:00 PM
Where: Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission Street, San Francisco
What: Teaching Artists Malik and Karen Seneferu showcase the artwork of their students participating in IBP's Youth Studio program from the San Francisco Juvenile Justice Center in conjunction with YBCA's newest exhibit Without Reality There Is No Utopia.

"A Night of Utopian Gestures" brings together artists, musicians, and audiences as they explore human agency and question the expected dynamics of public space.

THOREAU CENTER FOR SUSTAINABILITY BROWN BAG

When: Thursday, January 31st 12:30 to 1:30PM
Where: Thoreau Center for Sustainability, San Francisco, CA
What: Teaching Artists Nicole Markoff + Liesa Lietzke will provide a sneak peek into what will take place in our 2013 spring art education programs.  Nicole Markoff will give a TED style talk about how she translates her experience starting a clothing line in San Francisco to teaching an art and business class at a county high school serving youth on probation. Then, Liesa Lietzke will turn the Brown Bag lunch into an animation studio. Attendees will collaborate in making a stop motion animation, using the contents of the room as a sample of what students experience in Liesa’s classes at the Bayview YMCA.

10th ANNUAL CHEYENNE BELL LEADERSHIP AWARDS
When: Thursday, October 25, 2012 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Where:
First Unitarian Universalist Church and Center, 1187 Franklin Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
What
: The Center for Young Women's Development presents the Cheyenne Bell Leadership Awards to three amazing individuals who have impacted so many lives and continue to seek justice for families in the Bay Area and beyond. Ms. Bell's drive to seek justice for communities impacted by poverty and incarceration has left a legacy that so many of us continue to be inspired by. Her work incorporated the values that the Center for Young Women's Development holds close, including: sisterhood, self-determination, social justice and spirituality. FREE
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BAY VIEW OPERA HOUSE OPEN STUDIOS
When: Friday, October 19, 2012 6:30pm -9:30pm
Where:
Bayview Opera House, 4705 3rd Street, San Francisco, CA 94124
What
: Join TIBP for the Bay View Opera House's Open Studios' Opening Reception. The Cheyenne Bell Commemorative Mural will be on view alongside exhibiting artists Marianne Beck, Lucia Gonnella, Kristie hansen, Imani Harrington, Jeanne Hauser, William Rhodes, Danielle Satinover, Ron Saunders, Malik Seneferu, Shanju, and Rodney Weiss. Live music by Harpist from the Hood: Destiny Muhammad Jazz Trio, and refreshments provided by MyTeamSF. FREE

THE ART OF RESTORATIVE JUSTICE
A CELEBRATION OF THE CHEYENNE BELL MURAL PROJECT

When: Wednesday, September 12, 2012 3:00pm
Where:
City Hall, Room 305, San Francisco
What
: Join TIBP for the unveiling of the Cheyenne Bell Commemorative Mural. This special celebration will recognize the accomplishments of our Youth Studio students whose artwork will surround a portrait of Ms. Bell, the late founding Director of the Community Programs Division for the San Francisco Juvenile Probation Department. Thank you to Supervisors Malia Cohen (District 10) and Christina Olague (District 5) for supporting this event!

SAN FRANCISO ARTS TOWN HALL
When: Monday, August 20, 2012 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Where:
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Lam Research Theater, 700 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
What
: San Francisco Arts Town Hall is an opportunity for the arts community to inform candidates for office in San Francisco about the impact that the arts has on our local culture, schools, economy and much more. It also provides a chance for candidates to show a wide range of arts community members that they value the contributions made by the arts community. Doors open at 5:30 pm.  Program from 6 pm to 7:30 pm, followed by a reception.

NEIGHBOR GOOD
When: Saturday, April 7, 2012 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Where:
Nooworks, 395 Valencia Street, San Francisco
What
: Graphic designer and illustrator Timothy Goodman created a pattern for the San Francisco–based clothing shop Nooworks, inspired by his favorite thing in the Bay Area. In turn, he partnered with Collective Good, and reached out to The Imagine Bus Project—a non-profit organization that brings art programs to children in underserved communities. Together, they asked a group of 50 kids to draw their favorite thing about SF.

Join us on April 7th at Nooworks to see the clothing collaboration, purchase some unique artwork from kids in the Bay Area, have a glass of wine, and learn how The Imagine Bus Project is changing lives by creating sustainable art programs. All proceeds from the sale of the kid's artwork supports The Imagine Bus Project.

HEART TO ART SOIREE
When: Wednesday, February 8, 2012 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Where:
The Imagine Bus Project, 342A Ninth Street, Suite 201, San Francisco
What
: You're invited to learn more about TIBP at the Heart to Art soiree--an evening
of hors d'oeuvres, libations, and amazing student artwork. You may even be inspired to take home a heart canvas for your valentine.
FREE

CIRCLE OF IDEAS: An exhibition exploring how teaching artists and their students exchange inspiration in the classroom.
When: Saturday, January 28, 2012 1pm - 4pm
On Display:
January 25 through April 22, 2012
Where:
Children's Creativity Museum, San Francisco
What
: Circle of Ideas will showcase the artwork of each Imagine Bus Teaching Artist alongside the work of their students to demonstrate how students are inspired by their Teaching Artist mentors and vice versa.  Approximately 200 children and youth will participate in the exhibition from the following sites: Bayview-Hunters Point YMCA, George Washington Carver Elementary, Los Guilicos Juvenile Hall, Malcolm X Academy, Paul Revere Academy, Principals’ Center Collaborative High School, San Francisco Juvenile Justice Center, Sierra Youth Center, and Sunnyside Elementary. Join us for a special opening reception for our students, their families and the public.
FREE


ART IS IN THE AIR 2011: SPARK YOUR IMAGINATION!
When:
Thursday, November 3, 2011 6pm - 9pm
Where:
Presidio Golden Gate Club, San Francisco
What
: Please join us for the seventh annual Art is in the Air Gala to benefit The Imagine Bus Project's arts education programs for underserved children and youth. The evening will feature top restaurants and wineries serving delectable appetizers and libations, while over 20 local and highly established artists and designers will respond to this year’s theme with a range of contemporary lighting fixtures for auction; in addition to an exciting silent auction, live art demonstrations, and other activities.
Purchase Tickets and Sponsorships here: Tickets are $100 per person or $185 per pair. VIP Tickets begin at $250
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GROWTH: YOUTH ART ON THE RISE
When:
Saturday, April 30, 2011 1pm - 4pm
Where:
Hunters Point Shipyard Artist Studios, San Francisco
What
: Growth: Youth Art on the Rise is an exhibition of youth creativity that showcases and celebrates a yearlong journey of explorations into identity, community, collaboration, nature and the world around us. Growth will include artwork by students in each of The Imagine Bus Project’s program areas from the Bayview YMCA, Carver Elementary, Malcolm X Academy, Starr King Elementary and Sunnyside Elementary, in addition to youth from the Principals’ Center Collaborative, SF Juvenile Justice Center, Los Guilicos Juvenile Hall, and the Sierra Youth Center.
FREE


ART FROM THE INSIDE
When:
Wednesday, March 9, 2011 4pm - 6pm
Where:
Steele Lane Community Center, 415 Steele Lane, Santa Rosa, CA 95403
What
: Join us for an opening reception in Sonoma County celebrating the work of Youth Studio Sonoma Lead Artist, Brino. Also on display are artworks from Brino's students from the Los Guilicos Juvenile Justice Center. For more info on Brino, visit www.BrinoIsm.com

HeART Workshop
When:
Saturday, February 12, 2011 from 2pm - 5pm
Where:
Flax Art + Design, 1699 Market Street, San Francisco, CA
What
: Come and make your Valenine a special gift with TIBP's Teaching Artist Marissa Carter. Workshop supplies included. FREE

Holiday Open House & Exhibition
When:
Thursday, December 9, 2010 from 6pm - 9pm
Where:
TIBP Gallery, 342 9th Street, Suite 201, San Francisco, CA
What
: Join us for an open house celebrating the work of young artists in our programs. Come by and spread the holiday cheer with our teaching artists over delicious food and drinks. Artwork, photos, textiles and other media will be on display. No RSVP required.  FREE.

Art is in the Air: Expressions of Love
When:
Thursday, October 21, 2010 from 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Where:
Terra Gallery, 511 Harrison at First Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
What
: Please join us for the Sixth Annual Art is in the Air to benefit The Imagine Bus Project's arts education programs for underserved children and youth. The evening will offer a festive and stylish evening of art and entertainment.
RSVP: Tickets are $100 per person or $185 per pair. Sponsorships begin at $250
Directions and Parking: Click here

FACES...Behind the Wall
When:
Friday, August 13, 2010 from 6pm - 8pm
Where:
TIBP Gallery, 342 9th Street, Suite 201, San Francisco, CA
What
: Join Teaching Artists Senay Dennis and Malik Seneferu for the opening reception of FACES…Behind the Wall, an exhibition of self portraits and writings by incarcerated youth in The Imagine Bus Project’s Youth Studio program. FREE

Barnes & Noble Bookfair
When:
Saturday, June 13, 2010 from 9am - 9pm
Where:
Barnes & Noble - Fisherman's Wharf, 2550 Taylor Street San Francisco, CA
What
: Stop by the Fisherman's Wharf and purchase your summer reading list. A percentage of the net sales will benefit our programs. Click here for a voucher to present at purchase. Or purchase online and enter our Bookfair ID Number 10191799 from June 13th through June 18, 2010.

The River of Things I Dream About
When:
Saturday, May 8, 2010 1-3pm
Where:
TIBP Gallery, 342 9th Street, Suite 201, San Francisco, CA
What
: Join teaching artist Marcela Florez and artist assistant and photographer Marissa Carter for an afternoon of art exploration. Guests are invidted to develop their own artwork and stories from the exhibition on view. FREE

Kachina Dolls!
When:
Friday, April 9, 2010 from 6pm - 8pm
Where:
TIBP Gallery, 342 9th Street, Suite 201, San Francisco
What
: Join us in celebrating the creation of power animals and Kachina Dolls by students from Malcolm X Academy, Starr King Elementary School, and Sunnyside Elementary School. Lead artist Ariel Soto and artist assistant Whaey Khalsa led students on a journey to discover their inner powers. Over 100 sculptures will be on display at TIBP Gallery. FREE

Youth Voices Exhibition
When:
Friday, February 19, 2010 from 6pm - 8pm
Where:
TIBP Gallery, 342 9th Street, Suite 201, San Francisco, CA
What
: Join us at TIBP’s Gallery for Youth Voices, an exhibition of artwork by our Sonoma County Youth Studio students. Youth Studio is an ongoing weekly visual arts program that serves incarcerated youth in both Sonoma County and San Francisco. The program utilizes the visual arts as a way for youth to explore the possibility for change. Students that participate in Youth Studio are young women and men, ages 11-17. FREE

Young Upstarts Exhibition and Open House
When:
Friday, December 11, 2009 from 6pm - 8pm
Where:
TIBP Gallery, 342 9th Street, Suite 201, San Francisco, CA
What
: Join us for an open house celebrating the work of young artists including Jose Aponte,  Toby Lu, James Muarse, Emi Nakamura, Amsi Ruiz, Christopher So, and Adele Shiek. Come by and spread the holiday cheer over delicious food and drinks and meet the young artists. Artwork, photos, textiles and other media will be on display. No RSVP required.  FREE.

Art is in the Air
On Thursday, October 15, 2009, art lovers and children’s advocates bid on 25 mirrors and “mirror themed” artworks created and designed exclusively for this event by some of the area’s top artists and designers.

Click here to see photos from this year’s event at the Terra SF.

Sing for the Kids: An afternoon benefiting The Imagine Bus Project
When:
August 23, 2009 from 3pm - 8pm
Where:
Encore Karaoke Lounge, 1550 California at Polk, San Francisco
What
: Come participate in an afternoon of song and celebration. Challenge your friends to sing their favorite songs! $5 suggested donation at the door. All proceeds benefit the art education programs of The Imagine Bus Project.

End of Summer Showcase
When:
Thursday, August 13, 2009 from 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Where:
Bayview Opera House, 4705 Third Street, San Francisco
What
: This event showcases the achievements of the children in the Art Fun in the Summertime program in collaboration with the Bayview Opera House, Urban Services YMCA, and arts Community Based Organizations.

Traveling Inward: a Superhero’s Journey
When:
June 1 - July 31
Where:
SFO Airport Terminal One Baggage Claim
What
: The Imagine Bus Project presents, Traveling Inward: a Superhero’s Journey, an exhibition of student work investigating modern day fantasies and personal mythologies. For this exhibition students created intriguing works of the imagination; inventing superheroes, fantastical creatures, and new identities while learning about archetypal characters and cultural histories.  This show features work from all of the Imagine Bus Project programs, including our elementary aged after school program, our roving art bus, and students in juvenile hall.