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Connecting artists to community since 1992.


Side Street Projects is an entirely mobile artist-run organization.

We connect professional artists directly to communities. Our community-centered programming promotes socially engaged artist projects, youth education, and artist workshops with the goal of facilitating dialogue and creative problem solving through collaboration and hands-on artmaking.


News & Updates

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Free youth woodworking workshops!

Every Saturday in September from 11am-1pm, Side Street Projects is hosting free youth woodworking programs for all youth aged 5 and up!


Open call for mobility archived

Side Street Projects is requesting proposals for our Spring 2020 Artist-in-Residence program titled Mobility Archived. Side Street Projects offers a one-month residency for two artists to host workshops and develop a site-specific, community-engaged art project around the theme of Mobility Archived. This project will culminate in an exhibition at the end of the residency. The Mobility Archived residency will take place between February 2020 and May 2020.


announcing 2019 artist in residence: ALAN NAKAGAWA

Alan Nakagawa reflects on the history and cultural significance of the Pasadena Buddhist Temple’s Tea House. The Tea House was first donated as a gift to the Temple from the Urasenke Chanoyu Foundation in 1964 and re-opened in the Japanese Garden at the Huntington Library in 2011. Invisible Tea House is Alan Nakagawa's attempt to understand the nuances of these experiences and in time, creating a public archive through collective memory-making while co-imagining the future of the tea ceremony as a living practice.


side street events

Visit our CALENDAR to see when the many engaging programs are happening! Our programs range from skill-shares, woodworking opportunities, artist-in-residence projects, exhibitions, and more!


Invest in Us!

Side Street Projects is a very lean 501c3 non profit organization. We rely on a community of donors to sustain and grow our programs that serve thousands or artists and youth each year.