Alleyways

The Lower Polk Alleyways District is a creative placemaking project of the Lower Polk Community Benefit District and Lower Polk Neighbors that aims to build community through the artistic and cultural programming of the neighborhood’s network of alleyways.

Art Walk

The First Thursday Art Walk // Lower Polk and Tenderloin Art Walk is a community-led monthly event hosted by the gallery owners and artists’ studios in the Lower Polk and Tenderloin neighborhoods of San Francisco and the Lower Polk Community Benefit District. The Art Walk is every first Thursday of the month from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Each gallery or studio hosts a unique selection of art spanning multiple mediums and styles.

Bonayo

Bonayo.org is free user-supported software that helps San Francisco citizens see every 311 call in the City. You can see every current 311 call in San Francisco. Those calls will appear on a map. You can also run reports to see past calls. You can make Bonayo only show you certain types of calls. You can also tell Bonayo to only show calls from certain areas.

You can even tell Bonayo to notify you when new calls come in. But the best way to understand Bonayo is to try it for yourself!

Helping Tenants and Landlords

The Lower Polk Tenant Landlord Clinic (TLC) is a unique interdisciplinary program designed to help prevent homelessness by keeping people housed in their current places of abode. If you live in the Lower Polk or surrounding areas, and are experiencing problems with your current housing, you are urged to contact the TLC now at [email protected].

The Polk Street Wine Walk

The Lower Polk Community Benefit District hosts Polk Street Wine Walks throughout the year. These fun events start at 4:00 PM and end at 8:00 PM.

These tasting events include merchants offering wine samples inside their stores throughout Polk Street from Post to Filbert Streets.  In addition, we also feature a free cable car shuttle from 5pm to 8pm!

Click here for more information.

Polk Street Blues Festival

For many years, San Francisco has been known for its love of the blues. Keep watching this space for more information about upcoming Polk Street Blues Festivals!