On April 14, 2012 San Francisco Housing Development Corporation (SFHDC), 4800 Third Street Homeowners Association, and the 94124 Arts Program will proudly unveil a new public art installation From the Hill and Beyond by artist Malik Seneferu. As the developer of the mixed use building at 4800 Third Street, SFHDC has been a long advocate for revitalization and improvement in southeast San Francisco, especially Bayview’s Third Street commercial corridor. Those development efforts have lead SFHDC to not only construct buildings but promote and engage in public space improvements with the goal of bringing neighbors back to Third Street to shop, dine, and be entertained especially in Bayview’s Town Center area.
There are approximately 29 MUNI communication boxes on Third Street from Evans Ave to Wallace Avenue. SFHDC along with 4800 Third Street Homeowners Association partnered with local arts the 94124 Arts Program to solicit proposals from local artists for the project. The goal is to mitigate issues of public dumping and nuisance that have occurred around the communication box. Malik Seneferu’s work was chosen for this mural location. This bustling corner is home to 18 new condominiums and the recently opened restaurant, Radio Africa and Kitchen. SFHDC, the 4800 Third Street Homeowners Association, and Art94124 hope that this is the first of several MUNI communication boxes to get murals in the Bayview neighborhood.
This project is funded by the San Francisco Housing Development Corporation (SFHDC) and 4800 Third Street Homeowners Association. SFHDC and the 94124 Arts Program are actively seeing funding to bring more art to Bayview’s Third Street.