[KQED] A Contemporary Art Festival Lights Up San Francisco’s Chinatown

A detail of Haoyun Erin Zhao's 'Peach Blossom Spring 桃花源記,' on view 3–10pm on Wentworth Place in San Francisco's Chinatown.


The day’s many diversions, provided by nearly 30 artists and collectives, are presented by the Chinatown Media & Arts Collaborative (CMAC), a partnership of local organizations that includes the Chinese Historical Society and the Chinese Cultural Center. “Neon Was Never Brighter” is CMAC’s first public event, a kind of proof-of-concept for what the future holds as the project works on its permanent home. In 2021, the state allocated $26.5 million to CMAC to purchase and develop 800 Grant Ave. into Edge on the Square, a new Asian Pacific Islander arts and media center scheduled to open a block from Portsmouth Square in spring 2025.



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