Connecting San Francisco's Art Scene to Inspire Change
Decentered Arts Events
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Decentered Open Mic

Our multi-genre open mic features everything from poetry to stand up comedy, music, films and more. Everyone’s welcome and anything goes at Decentered, join us!

Same time, same place. Every Sunday.

Monday Jun 24, 2024

6:00pm – 9:00pm - Free

The Center at 548 Fillmore St, SF

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Oliver Thompson's Water before Wine

Uzay welcomes you into the world of Oliver Thompson (Olly) for an evening of art, wine and musical guest, Romzoni.

Thursday Jul 18, 2024

6:00pm – 10:00pm - $15 per person

Uzay Gallery at 601 Eddy St, SF

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j.ehren x Piles of San Francisco pt. 3

Get ready for j.ehren x Piles of San Francisco third fashion showcasing garments made from upcycled clothes found dumped on the streets of The Mission and deadstock fabric sourced locally.

Thursday Jul 18, 2024

6:30pm – 9:00pm - $25 - $35 (NOTAFLOP)

Location TBA

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The Decentered Team

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Liz Cahill

Co-founder & Executive Director

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Theory

Co-founder

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Rhea Joseph

COO & CMO

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Harmonie Malengo

Communications & Marketing Specialist

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Ben Draffin

Chairperson of the Board

Mission

Decentered Arts is a San Francisco non-profit organization dedicated to building community through art of all mediums

Vision

Decentered Arts is building an accessible and interconnected arts scene in San Francisco. Whether you create or appreciate poetry, visual art, comedy, or music, Decentered Arts promotes spaces for people to learn from, inspire, and support each other. We envision a San Francisco art scene that can interface with an increasingly complex world, welding art as a tool and way of thinking.

Values

Reliable

We hold space and promote the scene through quality programming and are steadily diversifying the pool of local talent.

Accessible

Our events and digital tools are free or volunteer-based, for all ages, and all levels, skewing sober.

Supportive

We grow artists through mentorship, teaching, and opportunities. Empowering diverse artists to be teachers and facilitators.

Approach

Nurturing Talent

Encouraging emerging and underrepresented artists by facilitating their development through workshops, performances, and community

In-Person Experiences

Holding curated community events such as open mics, readings, fashion shows, and exhibitions with multimedia appeal

Spreading The Word

Publishing and promoting the work of artists and local art collectives through our Eventracker, newsletter, publishing press, and culture hub

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Support the Arts

At Decentered Arts we believe in building resilient community through art of all mediums. To help achive this we produce Decentered Open Mic, Eventracker, Writers Group, Poolside Poets, curated events, and more to come!

Your support helps us keep this up and dream bigger.

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