Beacon Arts Community Space
Beacon Arts has access to space from now to September. Located at 2507 Beacon Ave S in the former Cesar Tugade Salon and the warehouse space (behind the whale/sunflower mural), there is roughly 6,000 sq. ft. of opportunity. We need you, the Beacon Hill Community, to help activate the space.
The Community Art Space is open
Mondays and Thursdays 3:00 to 7:00pm
Saturdays from 1:00 to 8:00pm
Come visit for free to the public, walk-in art making!
Each week features an art medium with local teaching artists. Free to the public, our goal is encouraging creativity and conversation about issues that affect us all. All ages welcome.
JOIN US AFTER HOURS FOR THE OPEN MIC! A blast from the past! This open mic, on hiatus for some time, has seen performers age 5 to 75. All performance styles welcome and encouraged–music, dance, comedy, poetry, magic, social commentary, groups and solo acts. Every Saturday, sign-ups start at 7pm. Performances from 8 - 10 pm.
Beacon Hill Meaningful Movies
John Lewis - Get in the Way
See the first major documentary biography of John Lewis the civil rights hero, congressional leader and champion for human rights whose unwavering fight for justice spans over 50 years. Read More...
The revealing story of what happens to the mountain of clothes- castoffs in today's world of fast fashion-- that are donated to charity. Few make it to your local charity thrift store.
Each year, we give thousands of tons of our unwanted clothes to
charity. But where do they actually go? I
April 28, 6 - 10 pm.
PRESS PREVIEW 4 to 5:30 pm.
Last chance to see the collection of 103 murals before the building is torn down. A new way to view, a collaboration with Mollie Bryan of Lusio Lights and owner of Mokedo, will showcase the murals using artistic lighting. Crick Lont art show in the gallery. Music to celebrate and say goodbye. All ages, $5 suggested donation goes to live entertainers.
Coming Soon to Beacon Arts
Welcome Friends of Beacon Arts!
Beacon Hill is livelier, more inviting place to live since Beacon Arts came on the scene. Founded in 2009 as ROCKiT Space, it has evolved into a robust non-profit community arts umbrella, presenting: music, visual arts, poetry, theater, dance, song-writing, movies, and more!
Last year we used the TBD Space, generously donated by Beacon Crossing, to bring you art shows, pop up markets, open mics, dance classes and Dozer's Warehouse. Over 4,387 folks attended these events.
We return to our office in Garden House, our home base since 2010 only to learn the property will be sold. Beacon Arts is committed to preserving this historic cultural site intact for use by the community, find out how you can contribute your time or donations.
As a dedicated group of volunteer helpers it takes commitment and energy. It also takes sustainable funding. How can you help? Become a "friend of Beacon Arts" by pledging a sustaining membership at a level comfortable for you.
Beacon Arts is a charitable non-profit 501(c)3 organization, and your donations are tax deductible. Our tax ID number is 80-0494495.
Does your employer have a gift-matching program? Please see your donation receipt for more information!
Dear Friends of Beacon Arts,
We are writing with sad news, we just learned the Garden House was sold today, October 10,2010. It happened within a matter of hours. We don’t know anything about the buyer or intent at this point. We are gathering more information and will be in touch as soon as know more. Stay tuned.
Thank you for all of your efforts! We will continue to advocate for preservation of the site intact.
heart felt thanks from
Betty Jean & the Beacon Arts Board
For more information about this property and how you can help, visit Save Garden House
Lifelong local artist, Bob Jones, recently passed away at age 99. After his passing, his family was overwhelmed with the vast collection of portraits he created. The family has gifted 200+ pieces to Beacon Arts. We want to home as many of these works as possible.
Pieces on auction will been displayed at Victrola, The Station Coffee Shop (1600 S Roberto Maestas Festival St) and Compadre Coffee (2931 Rainier Ave S) through December.
Help us fully document these works. Most subjects in the paintings are not yet identified. If you have information about Bob Jones, his work or recognize any of the folks in his portraits, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
View and purchase work by Bob (Robert Allen) Jones
online Dec 1-31!
Red Apple Re-Envisioning
Beacon Arts has joined Beacon Hill Council’s “Beacon Hill Red Apple Community Visioning Project.” We seek to collect community input on redeveloping the Red Apple site to: retain and enlarge the grocery store, build new cultural space, add low income housing, add small business space and use green new deal principals to meet the desires of our neighbors. Beacon Arts is working on several fronts to create more cultural event space. Stay tuned for virtual (and hopefully live) meetings and discussions in 2021
Movies that inform, movies that inspire
Beacon Hill Meaningful Movies
It's been a long winter, so we thought we would put on a concert of the happiest music we could find.
Orchestrated by the multi-talented Djeli Aboubacar “Boka” Kouyaté from Guinea in West Africa. The name Djeliyah means; the work of the Djeli people in the community. Djeli’s or Griots have always been next to the Kings in the Mande Empire as Cultural Educators, the traditional historians, artist and musicians of Culture. Boka connects this rich traditional music to Global music; a harmonic fusion between the traditional Griot music, the afro beat and the modern Guinea music which provides a highlife sound for your listening and dancing pleasure. Donation suggested, proceeds pay the artists. Get ready to have some fun!