Let's Build This.
We are excited to bring Street Stage to communities across San Francisco and beyond. The goal is to help bring people together in urban spaces around art and performance and give artists a dedicated platform to share their craft.
Street Stage is flexible and mobile. We envision it as a natural fit in many different settings, both permanent and temporary. Public sidewalks and plazas, street festivals, farmers markets, food truck lots, public parks, and outside local businesses are just a few possible locations.
We encourage community organizations, business improvement districts, festival and farmers market organizers, business owners, city agencies, and others to contact us and brainstorm how Street Stage could become part of your local community.
Street Stage is a collaboration between John M. Francis and Ross Hansen. John is a city planner/urban designer and Ross is a landscape architect/industrial designer working in San Francisco. Street Stage represents an opportunity for us to do some of the things we like most--build objects, build community, and make our city more vibrant and beautiful.
Street Stage was conceived at San Francisco's first Urban Prototyping Makeathon, hosted by the Gray Area Foundation for the Arts, in September 2012. The Foundation judges liked our idea and invited us to take part in the Urban Prototyping Festival three weeks later, where we presented our first fully functional prototype. Many thanks to George Zisiadis, whose creativity helped bring Street Stage to life, and Tyler Bushnell, the digital guru behind our first prototype.