Casa de la Imaginacion


Artist Wendy Testu collaborated with students from the Leonard R. Flynn Elementary School and The Mission Parents Group, to create a small open play space constructed from leftover building supplies, tree branch trimmings, rubber bicycle tires, and plastic milk cartons, among other things. Casa de la Imaginacion by Wendy Testu Parque Ninos Unidos 23rd Street & Treat San Francisco, California…Keep reading >>

Sol Flor


A colorful recycled mosaic series, Sol Flor was designed by artist Jennifer Alexander for the Juri Commons, located at 25th Street & Guerrero in San Francisco.  Sol Flor was created in collaboration with the Juri Commoners, a group of area residents and park enthusiasts. Sol Flor by Jen Alexander Juri Commons 25th and Guerrero St, San Francisco, California Reclaimed plastic…Keep reading >>

The Panhandle Bandshell


The Panhandle Bandshell was a collaboration between BRAF, The Finch Mob, REBAR Group, CMG Landscape Architecture and the North of the Panhandle Neighborhood Association (NOPNA). Panhandle Bandshell by The Finch Mob and REBAR art collectives, and Christopher Guillard of CMG Landscape Architecture San Francisco, California June 23, 2007 – September 3, 2007 Reclaimed materials 25’H x 30’W x 20’D About the…Keep reading >>

The Composting Contraption Gets Out and About


Our latest ScrapEden project, The Composting Contraption, rolls on, delighting kids and adults alike and educating about the importance of composting. This pedal powered, fun and funky kinetic sculpture is touring events throughout the summer. If you’re at an outdoor event in San Francisco this summer, keep your eyes peeled for the contraption! The ScrapEden program is supported by the…Keep reading >>

Past Events

  Past Events   The Black Rock Arts Foundation presents our Fourth Annual Artumnal Gathering Saturday, November 20, 2010, 6:00 pm – Late. The Bently Reserve 400 Sansome St. San Francisco, CA 94111 An evening of inspiring art, captivating entertainment, and tempting libations.       BRAF on the Playa 2010 August 30 through September 5, 2010 District Everywhere 6:30 and…Keep reading >>

The Composting Contraption


com⋅post [kɒmpɒst] n. – a combination of various decaying organic substances that are being decomposed largely through aerobic decomposition into a rich black soil. con⋅trap⋅tion [kuhn-trap-shuhn] n. – a mechanical contrivance; gadget; device. The Composting Contraption by Paul Cesewski San Francisco, California May 1, 2010 – July 30, 2011 Reclaimed materials 25’H x 30’W x 20’D About the Project The Composting Contraption was a…Keep reading >>

Composting Contraption at SF Decompression Sunday


The Composting Contraption will be at San Francisco Decompression this Sunday, we hope you will stop by and see how it works, we promise you will have fun! The Black Rock Arts Foundation in partnership with San Francisco Department of the Environment have developed the Composting Contraption. This human-powered, interactive, kinetic artwork is designed to travel to local festivals, street…Keep reading >>



The Black Rock Arts Foundation is grateful for the support and collaboration of the following, foundations, donors, and organizations.  Our partners have lent their support by providing funding, donated services, and active collaboration on events and projects.   Funding Partners:   The National Endowment for the Arts was established by Congress in 1965 as an independent agency ofthe federal government that has…Keep reading >>

Composting Contraption at the Maker Faire


Paul Cesewski aka Paul de Plumber, creator of the Composting Contraption, taking it for a spin.Thanks for coming out to the Maker Faire and checking out our prototype, and providing “notes” on how we can improve the next ScrapEden project. The Black Rock Arts Foundation in partnership with San Francisco Department of the Environment are developing The Composting Contraption. This…Keep reading >>

Volunteer Mixer v.2


Freddy Hahne, President, BRAF Board of Directors, “Grant Seeking” Nick Morgan, BRAF Board of Directors “BRAF Events” Michael Barbarino “Web Development” Johnathan “ScrapEden” Harley Dubois, BRAF Vice President Board of Directors “Grants to Artists” Dicky Davies, BRAF Board of Directors “Grants to Artists” Mark Sinclair, BRAF Board of Directors “Civic Arts and Fundraising” Harley Dubois, founding member of both the…Keep reading >>

Volunteer Mixer v.1


Last week the Black Rock Arts Foundation (BRAF) invited their staff, Board of Directors, Advisory Board, current volunteers and potential volunteers to an evening designed for everyone to get to know one another and to meet and greet new volunteers. BRAF has been very, very busy and has many projects in the pipeline, and the volunteers heard all about the…Keep reading >>