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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.

Sunday Jul 14, 2024

6:00pm – 9:00pm - Free

The Center at 548 Fillmore St, SF

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Poolside Poets Invitation
Poolside Poets

An evening of dreamy poetry, live music and dance at the historic Phoenix Hotel.

Our monthly residency at Phoenix.

Thursday Jul 18, 2024

6:30pm – 9:00pm - Sliding Scale

Phoenix Hotel 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.

Saturday Aug 17, 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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Rhea Joseph


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Harmonie Malengo

Communications & Marketing Specialist

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Ben Draffin

Chairperson of the Board


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


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.



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


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


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


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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