WHAT WE DO
The Drawing Room, a storefront art studio and gallery, is a physical space and place of connection through art; the making and sharing of it. It is a conduit between artist and audience.
Active Curatorial Program:
Hosting the works of local, under-represented artists through thematic open calls for art and invites guest curators from various communities to co-curate each exhibition. The Gallery also partners with local organizations tied to the arts to create awareness and raise money.
The Drawing Room hosts 8-10 month long exhibits each year. Participating artists are asked to invite a community partner related to that month’s theme to create awareness about that cause, and do donate a portion of proceeds to the organizations. By doing this we are sharing with our audience other efforts being help one another. Thus far our exhibits have partnered with over 7 different community organizations, including Calle 24, Hospitality House, ArtSpan, Art for AIDS, Direct Action Farm Worker Fund, La Casa de las Madres, Kids&ART (Stanford Medical Ctr) and SFUSD.
tDR is part art studio with a full time resident artist. It’s so important to have artists working within our neighborhoods, exposing the artist’s life and process, inviting people of all ages to embrace their human need for art.
In January of 2022, The Drawing Room and SFUSD will partner and provide this project with 2-3 paid interns through their College & Career Program, to give students experience working with an artist/gallery/retail space.WANT TO GET INVOLVED? STOP BY AND MEET US, SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER, APPLY FOR OPEN CALLS, BUY ART, TAKE A CLASS, SPONSOR OUR PROGRAM AND SPREAD THE WORD!